Lee Jun-ik returns after two-year hiatus

By Claire Lee
  • Published : Jan 23, 2013 - 20:08
  • Updated : Jan 23, 2013 - 20:08

Filmmaker Lee Jun-ik. ( Megaphone)
Filmmaker Lee Jun-ik is returning to movie-making two years after he announced his withdrawal from the local industry.

Lee is currently working on a new project titled “Wish,” which stars heavyweight actor Sol Kyung-gu, according to the film’s production company Lotte Entertainment.

Lee, whose notable previous works include “King and the Clown” (2005) and “Radio Star” (2006), announced his withdrawal from the business in 2011 after his period drama “Battlefield Heroes” failed to achieve commercial success.

The upcoming film will be about a young girl who has been victimized by a crime and her family. Sol will be playing the girl’s father.

“I wanted to make a happy movie that begins with a tragedy,” said Lee through Lotte Entertainment. “I want to talk about hope that comes after series of ordeals and hardships.”

By Claire Lee (dyc@heraldcorp.com)