Jun Ji-hyun and the movie "The Assassination" are special in many ways. This is not only because an actress is in the lead of a 18 billion won blockbuster. The sniper role played by Jeon is a kind of character unfamiliar to us. She could be under the pressure of the 2012 record breaking movie "The Thieves" but she decided to be bold about it. Her popularity in China is about to rise after the release of "The Assassination" as well.
- New character, a sniper
Jun Ji-hyun is the actual leader of the team of assassins, including Lee Jung-jae and Ha Jung-woo. Her power comes from the fact that she is a sniper. This is the first time in 16 years for an actress in Korea to lead star in an action movie.
Jun Ji-hyun says, "I was trained ahead of time to seem natural and even took the prop gun home to practice with it. I began to get used to the gun in my hands and my body felt the gun too".
- 12.9 million people record
Jun Ji-hyun has proved her power with "The Thieves", "The Berlin File" and SBS drama "My Love from the Star" for the last 4 years. The point where she was noticed again was "The Thieves". She reunited with Choi Dong-hoon for this and again for "The Assassination".
When she first heard about "The Assassination", she was very anxious and greedy about it. "I told the director my opinion first. He was very positive about it". The scenario was taken to Jeon when it first came out and she didn't hesitate to climb on board.
- The success to go over to China
"The Assassination" has been sold to 15 countries even before its release. The first few countries to seem interested were Hong Kong and China. They point at Jun Ji-hyun as the cause of this interest. She became the center of Hallyu thanks to "My Love from the Star".
"The Assassination" distributor is Bona Film, one of the biggest distributors in Korea. It bought the movie without even watching the finished version of it and said Jun Ji-hyun was the reason why. Bona Films has branches in Beijing and Shanghai too. Jun Ji-hyun has a very favorable condition for her movie to be released in.
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