Snipes will be accompanied by stunt coordinator and fight choreographer Chuck Jeffreys, with whom he has worked previously. The two will attend a press conference in Chungju, North Chungcheong Province, Aug. 29, and will attend the opening ceremony at 6 p.m. the same day.
|Wesley Snipes (Yonhap)|
The actor will also take the stage at the ceremony as an award presenter.
“The relationship between the two and (Korean stunt coordinator) Jung Doo-hong is what made their visit to Korea possible,” said an official representing the film festival. The festival will run from Aug. 29 to Sept. 2 and will present 50 films in eight categories.
A Hollywood actor and certified martial artist, Snipes enjoyed his heyday in the 1990s and early 2000s, particularly with action films such as “Demolition Man” and the Marvel Comics-based “Blade” film trilogy.
By Yoon Min-sik