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Filmmaker Lee Jung-sub drops out of upcoming film ‘Real’

  • Published : Nov 18, 2016 - 17:53
  • Updated : Nov 18, 2016 - 17:53

The upcoming thriller film “Real,” which stars actor Kim Soo-hyun, has seen a change in its director.

The director of “Real,” Lee Jung-sub, has “dropped out of the project,” a source familiar with the matter was quoted as saying by a media outlet. Lee is an experienced TV series producer, and the movie was to be his debut as a filmmaker.

Lee Sa-rang, owner of the movie company Real SPC, in charge of the production of “Real,” has replaced Lee Jung-sub as the movie’s director.

The new director reportedly played a key role in drawing investments from Alibaba Pictures -- the entertainment arm of Chinese conglomerate Alibaba Group -- and clinching a movie distribution agreement in China. He is reportedly involved in the film’s post-production.

The movie firm, however, did not state when and why Lee Jung-sub quit.

(CJ Entertainment)
“Real” is set for release in January.

By Son Ji-hyoung (json@heraldcorp.com)