[HanCinema's News] "HARD HIT" Confirmed for Release on June 23rd
By William Schwartz | Published on
The feature film "HARD HIT" starring Jo Woo-jin as a man forced into a dangerous situation involving his car now has a definite release date. Previously only given a general June release window, the vehicular thriller will premiere in South Korean theaters on June 23rd. The official ad campaign for the movie kicked off with a video of Jo Woo-jin at a press conference for the film encouraging viewers to come out and watch it.
In a separate statement, Jo Woo-jin stated that the Busan-centered thriller had been designed for the big screen, and hoped that people could make a healthy effort to see it in that context. "HARD HIT" is the directorial debut for Kim Chang-joo, who is best known for his work as an editor for a wide variety of films including "The Witch : Part 1. The Subversion", "Take Point", and "Hitman: Agent Jun". "HARD HIT" will also be an unusual lead role for Jo Woo-jin, best known for supporting roles in major films.
Written by William Schwartz
Staff writer. Has been writing articles for HanCinema since 2012, having lived in South Korea since 2011. Started out in Gyeongju, then to Daegu, then to Ansan, then to Yeongju, then to Seoul, lived on the road for HanCinema's travel diaries series in the summer of 2016, and is currently settled in Anyang. Has good tips for utilizing South Korea's public bus system. William Schwartz can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org. He also has a substack at williamschwartz.substack.com where he discusses the South Korean film industry in broader terms and takes suggestions for future movies to review.