Seo In-guk returns as leader of oil thieves in comedy-crime film “Pipeline”

Actor Seo In-guk is returning to the large display as a leader of a ragtag workforce of oil thieves in the upcoming comedy-crime film “Pipeline,” directed by Yoo Ha.

“I used to be stunned {that a} film about this subject is being created,” Seo mentioned in the course of the press convention Thursday that adopted a press screening. “I used to be not conversant in the idea of thieves that steal oil from the pipeline. I’ve by no means seen any Korean film with an analogous topic.”

In the brand new film, Pindol (performed by Seo), the very best pipeline drilling technician in Korea, meets Gun-woo (performed by Lee Soo-hyuk), an inheritor of a big conglomerate. Gun-woo guarantees Pindol 1 billion gained ($886,689) in change for pulling off a harmful oil heist. Gun-woo takes the provide and rounds up a workforce of 4 thieves — Jeobsae (Eum Moon-suk), Manager Na (Yoo Seung-mok), Keunsab (Tae Hang-ho) and Counter (Bae Da-bin). However, working collectively as a workforce will not be simple as all of them solely work for their very own advantages.

The director defined that he targeted on that includes the casts’ teamwork.

“This film is extra targeted on how thieves that didn’t know one another open up their minds and battle for the higher good, fairly than a film about how they use fascinating methods to steal oil,” Yoo mentioned.

Yoo, who is understood for extra darkish and critical hit movies like “Spirit of Jeet Keun Do – Once Upon a Time in High School” and “Gangnam Blues,” mentioned it was a problem for him to vary gears in directing a film in the comedy-crime style.

“It is completely completely different from what I’ve performed to this point. So if audiences didn’t see my title beforehand and watch it, they’ll surprise who this film is directed by,” Yoo mentioned.

Although it was a problem, Yoo added that he loved the method.

“For motion scenes, I didn’t use sashimi knives (like in the earlier movies.) I attempted to create a humorous film with black humor. When filming motion scenes for my earlier film, I felt depressed after capturing them, nevertheless it was completely different for this film,” the director mentioned.

During the press convention, the director additionally talked about assembly Seo for the primary time at a earlier casting for an additional film, which didn’t materialize attributable to inadequate funds.

“At the time I didn’t know Seo In-guk properly. I knew that he competed for ‘Superstar Okay’ audition. I’m solely in fairly boys so I didn’t pay a lot consideration to him,” Yoo joked, inflicting different actors on the convention burst into laughter. “But throughout our first assembly, he captivated me. You actually have to fulfill individuals in individual. His face had so many various potentials.”

Seo added that he was grateful that Yoo noticed his potential on that day and solid him once more for this upcoming film.

“Pipeline” will hit native theaters on Wednesday.

By Song Seung-hyun ([email protected])

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