Cast members of the Korean thriller Cold Eyes speak to media at Marina Bay Sands on Friday, Aug 30, 2013. Cold Eyes is a remake of the acclaimed Hong Kong flick Eye In The Sky (2007), and while the new cast watched the original, they also wanted to put their own spin on the characters. — PHOTO: ST LIFE!
By Boon Chan
The Korean thriller Cold Eyes is a remake of the acclaimed Hong Kong flick Eye In The Sky (2007).
And while the new cast watched the original, they also wanted to put their own spin on the characters.
Speaking to media at Marina Bay Sands on Friday, Jung Woo Sung, 40, says that he watched it only once. He adds: “Watching it too many times wouldn’t help me create my character. Something I was looking for was a calm and classy feel and I referred to Le Samourai (1967) with Alain Delon.”
His character James is the villain of the piece, while Han Hyo Joo, 26, plays a rookie member of a surveillance team, and boyband 2PM’s Lee Jun Ho, 23, is a fellow team member.
Eye In The Sky won two prizes at the 2008 Hong Kong Film Awards: Best Director for Yau Nai Hoi and Best New Artist for actress Kate Tsui, who played the character Han takes on in Cold Eyes.
For Han, it was also about making the character her own. She says: “I didn’t really try to force myself into a character in the original film.”
The film marks the big screen debut of Lee and he says: “Thanks to the help from the senior actors, I learnt a lot from this movie.”
Asked how 2PM’s fans would react to his role and he responds: “I’m not sure how they will react but I hope they will look at me as a new actor just making his debut instead of as a singer.”
cr : strarits time