The casting is amazing Concrete Utopia Lee Byung-hun is here
Led by actor Lee Byung-hun, “Acting Utopia” will unfold. He was confident that “Concrete Utopia” would provide differentiated fun from existing disaster movies.
A production briefing session for the movie “Concrete Utopia” was held at Lotte Cinema Konkuk University Entrance in Gwangjin-gu, Seoul on the 21st. Director Um Tae-hwa, Lee Byung-hun, Park Seo-joon, Park Bo-young, Kim Sun-young, Park Ji-hoo, and Kim Do-yoon attended the meeting and talked about various things.
“Concrete Utopia” is a disaster drama about Seoul, which was devastated by a major earthquake, and it is the only remaining palace apartment that begins with survivors gathering.
What if our apartment survives after the great earthquake that engulfed the world?”Concrete Utopia,” which starts with the Iranian imagination, will provide differentiated fun from existing disaster movies through its original setting that a peaceful and precious space apartment for our family becomes the only refuge in the world.
Director Um Tae-hwa said, “It’s been seven years since I released a movie, and it’s a new feeling.” “Concrete Utopia” is a new adaptation based on the second part of “Cheerful Neighborhood” of Kim Soo-nyung’s popular webtoon “Cheerful Bullying,” which has been well-received since its serialization in 2014. He said, “It was a setting that one apartment did not collapse in a state where all of them collapsed due to a major earthquake, but the point that felt different from the existing disaster movies was that the background was the apartment. “I was born and raised in an apartment, and it is a familiar and familiar space for Koreans, so I adapted it while imagining what will happen in extreme situations,” he said. “It’s also a work where I can choose and see people similar to me and people I will empathize with.”
“Concrete Utopia” has built an overwhelming casting lineup with the addition of actors with personality and charm, including Kim Sun-young, Park Ji-hoo and Kim Do-yoon, as well as a fresh meeting of Lee Byung-hun, Park Seo-joon and Park Bo-young. Director Um Tae-hwa said, “I thought casting actor Lee Byung-hun would create faith in other actors. When everyone said they were going to appear, I was all surprised, and I thought, “It’s amazing,” he said. “I remember monitoring with a pounding heart when the actors were caught on one screen.”
Lee Byung-hun, who played the role of “Yeongtak,” the representative of the residents of the palace apartment, said that “Concrete Utopia” cannot be limited to a disaster movie. He said, “If it’s a normal disaster movie, most of the movies are about disasters and disasters are the main characters until the end of the movie, but ‘Concrete Utopia’ is different.” “It is a human, black comedy that focuses on how disasters occur, how people endure, how they communicate with each other, and how they live by overcoming them,” he explained.
Park Seo-joon plays Min-sung, who has a strong responsibility to protect his family no matter what. The inner side of the gradually changing character will be portrayed convincingly through the worries, conflicts, and series of events of “Minseong” at the crossroads of choice.
Park Seo-joon said, “It seems to be very different from the role I have played so far, and it was interesting because I was a person who could express a lot of emotional changes in this. “I’m confident that I spent a lot of time because I had to act delicately,” he said.
“In particular, the reason why I wanted to do ‘Concrete Utopia’ was Lee Byung-hun. “I had a strong desire to work with you, but it wasn’t a work that was suggested to me first, but I strongly appealed that I wanted to appear because I knew there was a work like this.”
Lee Byung-hun then said, “I think there is a huge difference between watching it in theaters and watching it on TV because there are large and overwhelming sounds and scenes,” adding, “I think it is another opportunity for Korean content to be shown to people around the world and loved through OTT. However, as a theater lover, I feel sorry for the point where the audience decreases and all movies are watched on TV,” he said, urging people to watch the theater