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Nuclear disaster film to hit theaters in December

  • Published : Oct 17, 2016 - 16:50
  • Updated : Oct 17, 2016 - 16:50

A still from “Deranged” featuring Kim Myung-min (CJ Entertainment)
After four years in the making, “Pandora,” purportedly Korea’s first film dealing with nuclear disaster, will open in local theaters in December.

Helmed by Park Jung-soo, production on the 15 billion won ($13.2 million) movie wrapped following more than a year of computer-generated imagery work and five months of filming, according to major local distributor Next Entertainment World.

The movie traces a disaster at a nuclear power plant following a massive earthquake, the government’s ensuing response and the struggle of families to survive. Kim Myung-min stars as the Korean president while Kim Nam-gil plays a plant worker scrambling to save his family.

“Pandora” marks NEW’s second large-scale project this year, following the huge box office success of zombie flick “Train to Busan,” which opened in local theaters in July.

Director Park is known for his 2012 film “Deranged,” a science fiction horror thriller also starring Kim Myung-min that dealt with a mysterious viral infection causing people to drown themselves.

By Rumy Doo (doo@heraldcorp.com)

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