Shooting begins for joint Korea-Japan production

By Claire Lee
  • Published : Jul 18, 2012 - 19:59
  • Updated : Jul 18, 2012 - 19:59

A Korea-Japan joint production film started shooting in Japan last month, according to its local producer and distributor Lotte Entertainment.

Titled “Mumyeongin,” literally translated as a “nameless person,” the movie is a film adaptation of Japanese writer Tsukasaki Siro’s novel “Genome Hazard.”

The mystery thriller tells the story of a Japanese man who one day realizes all of his memories aren’t his own but someone else’s; they were injected into his brain by some unknown forces. 
A scene from the upcoming Korea-Japan joint production “Mumyeongin.” (Lotte Entertainment)

Hidetoshi Nishijima (“Sayonara Itsuka,” “Cut”) is taking the lead role, while Korean actress Kim Hyo-jin (“Taste of Money,” “Life is Peachy”) is playing a Korean TV reporter who gets involved in the protagonist’s life.

The film is directed by Korean director Kim Seong-soo (“There is No Sun,” “Musa”), along with Japanese producer Hidemi Satani. About 90 percent of the film will be shot in Japan, according to Lotte.

Korea and Japan are co-producing and distributing the film, on top of jointly investing in the project.

“Mumyeongin” is slated to open in local theaters early next year.

By Claire Lee (dyc@heraldcorp.com)