Korean movies mesmerizing Hollywood
Celebrities in the Korean film industry are now moving on to the world stage beyond Korea. Director Kim Ji-woon and Park Chan-wook are about to be introduced to a global audience and director Bong Joon-ho is also ready to launch a global joint project. Not only directors but also Korean movie stars including Bae Doona and Lee Byung-hun are now actively pursuing their career on the global stage. The fact that Korean movie stars and directors have started working in Hollywood, the Mecca of commercial movies, demonstrates that the stock of Korean movies has risen considerably.
Korea's three representative directors in Hollywood
Director Kim Ji-woon has created his own film-making style through a slew of movies in various genres- action, noir, and thriller. Smitten by his films which are very well made and entertaining, Hollywood has hired him to direct the movie <The Last Stand>. The movie begins as a fugitive riding a super car is fleeing to the Mexican border when lazy sheriffs in a quiet village stop him. In this movie, actor Arnold Schwarzenegger makes a comeback to the movie business. Thus, many people are drawn to him in this film. Indeed, the movie has now gained favorable reviews in Hollywood thanks to the witty dialogue and fierce action scenes. Schwarzenegger praised the director by saying: “In spite of the language barrier, director Kim showed a very innovative style in terms of camera movement and story-telling.”