Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA, 31 March 2017 – Multi-talented actor JI Chang-wook is set to grace Malaysian shores next week for the first time ever on 8 April 2017, to discuss his new action crime film, Fabricated City. This movie is proudly presented by tvN Movies, World’s First & Only Korean Blockbuster movie channel, which will be launched in Malaysia via HyppTV (CH 222) on 1 April 2017.
Helmed by a multiple award-winning director PARK Kwang-hyun, Fabricated City talks about a hardcore gamer Kwon Yu (JI Chang-wook), who spends most of his time in an Internet café - due to chronic unemployment - after being booted out of the national Taekwondo team for assaulting a teammate. Kwon’s life takes an unexpected dip following an abrupt arrestment and life imprisonment for sexually assaulting and murdering a minor, which supposedly happened after he returned an abandoned cell phone to a mysterious female caller. With the help of his virtual teammates, they uncover a massive plot to a mysterious underworld organization and it is up to Kwon and his allies to combine forces to prove his innocence.
“When I’m standing on the edge of the world, who will hold my hand? Can a group of powerless people come together to fight against a mighty foe? This was the message of hope that I wanted to convey in Fabricated City,” said Director PARK, who wrote the script based on current socioeconomic inequalities, as portrayed by Kwon and team who seek retaliation against rich and powerful organizations, out searching for scapegoats to stand-in for their felonies.
Director PARK’s 2005 seminal feature film ‘Welcome to Dongmakgol’ that combines reality, fantasy, humanism and humor was a phenomenal hit which brought in more than 8 million admissions in South Korea.
With regard to his lead actor, a familiar face in top rated Koreans dramas such as The K2 (2016) and Healer (2014), Director PARK said, “JI Chang-wook is extremely capable of understanding and pulling off believable acting and action sequences. From portraying a strong male figure to a vulnerable boy, his acting spectrum is very wide. He’s an adaptable actor”.
Fabricated City also marks JI's feature film debut as lead actor. JI will be in Kuala Lumpur for the Gala Premiere of Fabricated City, set to be held on 8 April 2017, at GSC Cinemas, Pavilion Kuala Lumpur. Media and invited guests will get the opportunity to meet and interact with the actor during media conference, as well as the premiere, within the same day itself.
Fabricated City will be released in nationwide cinemas on 20 April 2017. For more information on Fabricated City, please visit www.facebook.com/SonyPicturesMY
Fabricated City is presented by tvN Movies, the world’s first & only Korean Blockbuster movie channel, which will be launched in Malaysia via HyppTV (CH 222) on 1 April 2017. tvN Movies strives to introduce and deliver top grossing, all-time favorites and award-winning Korean movies to audience in Malaysia.