Many of us have been waiting a very long time for Jang Joon-hwan’s follow up to his cult classic Save the Green Planet! (2003). Since then he has been attached to a few projects, Tazza 2 being the latest. For some unknown reason he dropped the project which was picked up by Kang Hyung-Chul of Sunny fame.
Between scriptwriting Phantom the Submarine (1999), directing his first feature film Save the Green Planet (2003) marrying Moon So-ri in (2004), directing Love for Sale (segment from omnibus Camellia (2010) and becoming a father to his first daughter in 2011. We haven’t seen much from Jang Joon Hwan as many would have hoped. The mentioning of his name sparks interest just because we look forward to his next follow-up project.
The wait is finally over as he has begun work on his second feature Hwayi. Hwayi is a thriller about a 16-year-old boy of the same name who is raised by five criminal fathers to become a perfect killer. It takes pulling the trigger to discover his true identity after he realises the mystery surrounding his past and his fate.
Up-and-coming star Yeo Jin-goo, from the TV series The Moon that Embraces the Sun, plays Hwayi. The cast also included Cho Jin-woong (Nameless Gangster: Rules of The Time), Jang Hyun-sung, Kim Sung-kyun and Park Hae-joon. Hwayi is expect to hit theaters late 2013.