Gong Yoo, Park Bo Gum’s movie ‘Seobok’ will not be released this year

The highly-anticipated tandem of two of Korea’s promising stars, Gong Yoo and Park Bo Gum, in the movie Seobok, will not be released this year!

Seobok, which was initially scheduled to premiere earlier this December, is postponed. CJ Entertainment decided to move the premiere date of the movie to a later date.

The story of the film Seobok follows the former agent Ki Heon. The last order given to him is to protect Seo Bok, a mutated human clone who holds the secret of eternal life.

Director Lee Yong Joo of Architecture 101 directed the film. The prolific Korean actors Gong Yoo and Park Bo Gum star in the movie.

An unprecedented move of CJ Entertainment

The initially released schedule of Seobok set by CJ Entertainment is on December 2. However, the social distancing level heightened to 1.5 in the metropolitan area on November 17.

This made the production team temporarily postponed the schedule on December 23.

Much more for the fans’ frustration, when the social distancing level was recently raised to 2.5, the movie’s release was ultimately postponed until next year.

As divulged by CJ Entertainment, they have decided to temporarily postpone Seobok‘s release due to the spread of COVID-19.

Amid growing social concerns over the infection, the production team has decided to postpone the release after much consideration.

“This is to prevent further spread and damage, and we ask for your understanding,” said the company.

CJ Entertainment further shared that they will inform the fans of the new schedule once it’s confirmed.

“We sincerely hope that the COVID-19 situation gets better as soon as possible. Thank you.”

The struggle of the entertainment industry

As a result of the announcement, South Korean theaters will have only two new big-budget films for the Christmas and year-end season.

Wonder Woman 1984 will be hitting the big screens on December 23, while Disney-Pixar’s Soul will be out on December 25.

Meanwhile, the local distributor of Soul, Walt Disney Company Korea, put off a media screening event slated for Wednesday.

This is out of concern over coronavirus transmission. As of the moment, it said it is not yet considering rescheduling the release of the animated film.

 

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