With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013
With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Korean naval warfare film THE ADMIRAL: ROARING CURRENTS to premiere in U.S. on August 15

CJ Entertainment America
The Admiral: Roaring Currents / Myeong-ryang - Hoe-o-ri-ba-da
Directed by KIM Han-min
South Korea, 2014, 126 minutes

Choi Min-Sik (Oldboy, Lucy) Takes on Epic Historical War
Action Film About the Naval Battle of Myeong-Nyang

The Admiral: Roaring Currents (a.k.a. Roaring Currents) will make its U.S. 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.

A large scale production set with eight life-size ships made with authentic materials used in the actual battle was used in the filming of The Admiral. Through deep research director Lee Han-Min strived to recreate the amazing events that took place in 1597. Choi Min-Sik, most known for his lead role in the cult hit Oldboy, has made a name for himself within the international film community to be able to reinvent himself with every role. Now in The Admiral: Roaring Currents, Choi finds himself as yet another intriguing character – a disgraced leader of a small naval fleet, up against all odds.

The Admiral: Roaring Currents is presented and distributed by CJ Entertainment and produced by Big Stone Pictures. The film will premiere in major market theaters across the country. Check your local listings or visit www.cj-entertainment.com for more details.

Look for a r3eview here at AsianCineFest on or close to the release date.