Our oppa Wallace is collaborating with another Korean to film a movie called Tik Tok. I am not sure if this is the official English name. The Chinese title is 逆转之日 which can be translated as The Day of Reversal. A Korean blog is calling it Turnaround Day. This time around, the Korean actor is Lee Jung Jae who won a Best Actor award at the Blue Dragon Film Awards in Korea before. Needless to say, Wallace will have to play second fiddle to this movie king. But it is okay because he may be able to learn something from him since he is a good and reputable actor.
Updated: The film will focus on the bombing during a football/soccer match between China and South Korea. Then the suspect Wallace Chung and South Korea’s policeman Lee Jung Jae will embroil in an intense running battle. Wallace confirmed in an interview that he will be portraying a villain again.
This is a joint venture between the Korean and Chinese. It is a ‘gangster action movie’ and will be filmed entirely in South Korea with a Chinese director called Li Jun. The shooting will take place in July, around the same time as Bounty Hunter which is in August so how will Wallace handle 2 movies concurrently? Will this affect his performance? Will his role be reduced because of this? Filming will take 3 months to complete and the movie is slated to be released in the first half of next year.
The collaboration between these two top notch stars in Korea and China will generate more interest in the movie. I am already very interested because I like Lee Jung Jae’s movie II Mare with Jun Ji Hyun. The leading actress is called Lang Yue Ting who usually works for director Johnny To. I do not know who she is since I seldom watch movie. You have to watch the movie to find out what kind of relationship the three will have.
On a side note, anyone thinks that both of them look kind of similar? For your information Lee Jung Jae is just a year older than Wallace. Of course, our Wallace looks more handsome and younger 😛
Wallace is really fated with the Koreans, having collaborated with Chae Rim in Secret History of Kangxi, Cha In Pyo in The Four Detective Guards, Kim Ki Bum in The Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils and Kang Ta in Secret Garden. I read that Wallace is getting more and more popular in Korea due to the broadcast of My Sunshine. After filming these 2 movies with Lee Min Ho and Lee Jung Jae, it will probably shoot up his popularity in Korea to an all time high.
I am sure, we will all be waiting with bated breath for the release of these two movies which hopefully will propel Wallace to become a bona fide movie star as well as an action hero on the big screen.