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Creature film ‘Monstrum’ to premiere in September

By Hong Dam-young

Published : May 30, 2018 - 15:54

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Upcoming creature film “Monstrum,” featuring actor Kim Myung-min and Hyeri of K-pop act Girls’ Day, will hit local theaters on Sept. 19.

Inspired by medieval records dating back to Korea’s Joseon era, the film is set during an epidemic outbreak when rumors spread about a dreadful man-eating creature. Kim will play military official Yun Kyum who forms a team to fight off the beast. Hyeri will play Yun’s daughter, who uses her special talent in archery and ancient medicine to assist her father. 

“Monstrum” (Cineguru/Kidari Entertainment) “Monstrum” (Cineguru/Kidari Entertainment)

Directed by award-winning filmmaker Huh Jong-who, the mastermind behind “The Advocate,” the film also stars up-and-coming actors Choi Woo-shik and Kim In-kwon.

Kim rose to stardom with the MBC medical drama “White Tower” in 2007 and “Beethoven Virus” in 2008. The actor has starred in numerous films including “Pandora” in 2016 and “Monster” last year. Hyeri, a singer-turned-actress, played a leading role in the TV drama “Reply 1988” and was cast in the boxing film “Dempsey Roll” in April. 

“Monstrum” has been pre-sold to multiple countries, including North America, the UK, Germany and Australia.