Korean period blockbuster "The Admiral: Roaring Currents", which just last weekend broke an all-time record to become the most-watched film here, has made an impressive splash in American theaters.
According to distributor CJ Entertainment, the film earned over US$560,000 in just three days after its premiere in North America last Friday...More
The movie "The Admiral: Roaring Currents" is poised to top 10 million in box office sales on Sunday, 12th day after its release. This represents nine days shorter than the record set by "The Host" (Goemul), which hit the mark in the shortest period of time (21 days in 2006) in the history of Korean movies...More
Choi Min-sik ("Old Boy", Lucy) Takes on Epic Historical War Action Film About the Naval Battle of Myeong-Nyang
July 30, 2014 – "The Admiral: Roaring Currents", will make its North America debut in major market cinemas on August 15, 2014. The film follows the events of a legendary Korean naval battle, Myeong-Nyang, and the Korean Admiral Yi Sun-shin (Choi Min-sik) who leads only 12 battleships to victory against 330 Japanese ones...More
Choi Min-sik (left) of "Old Boy" fame tackles his most ambitious role yet, the Joseon Admiral Yi Sun-sin in the upcoming film "Roaring Currents". Half of the film depicts the Battle of Myeongnyang, during which Yi fought off 330 Japanese ships with just 12 of his own. Provided by CJ Entertainment
In October 1597, the Battle of Myeongnyang raged in waters off the southwestern coast of Korea, near Jindo.
It could have been exceptional luck, strategy or the turn of the tides that saw Admiral Yi Sun-sin triumph over a fleet of 330 Japanese ships, with just 12 of his own. But regardless, when it was announced that the story of this epic battle would be made into a film, many wondered if the project was too ambitious...More
Left to Right: Three narratives against the backdrop of the ocean, "Roaring Currents", "Pirates" and "Sea Fog", will tackle different genres and eras of Korean history. Provided by CJ Entertainment, Lotte Entertainment and NEW
Summer is fast approaching, but this year is set to be a cool one as three local flicks take on the high seas. From a historical account to a period comedy to a modern drama, these films, with their intricate sets and use of star power, are a testament to just how far Korean cinema has come.
Each movie featured detailed replicas of ships, which were placed on rotating structures simulating the movement of the ocean. And as well as the plight of filming on water, all three features had their own obstacles. But only time will tell if the budget and effort invested were worth it...More