New film for Jeong-yi was announced by Netflix production to be led by Train to Busan (2016) director Yeon Sang-ho.
The streaming giant has also confirmed the cast lineup.
Jeong-yi is Netflix’s newest addition to its growing slate of original films. The sci-fi movie is set in the 22nd century where a civil war had broken out in the man-made shelter created for human survival after Earth has become uninhabitable due to climate change. The story centers on a robotics research institute tasked with creating a robot out of a brain clone of the legendary mercenary named Jeong-yi, who will be the key figure in winning the war. The film’s current lineup consists of stars Kang Soo-yeon, Kim Hyun-joo, and Ryu Kyung-soo.
Kang, who has starred in many film masterpieces such as The Blue in You (1992) and Jury (2013), has joined the movie as Seo-hyun, the team leader of the research institute that specializes in brain cloning and AI technology. She leads the team responsible for cloning the brain of Jeong-yi and testing its combat power.
Rounding out the main cast is A Resistance‘s (2019) Ryu, who is set to play Sang-hoon, the head of the research institute who oversees the brain cloning experiment of Jeong-yi.
Jeong-yi (working title) is set for release exclusively on Netflix.