Before his wedding, Song Joong Ki has a date with Singapore

Actor Song Joong Ki will be in Singapore to promote his new film The Battleship Island.
Actor Song Joong Ki will be in Singapore to promote his new film The Battleship Island. PHOTO: EPA

SINGAPORE - Ahead of his wedding to actress Song Hye Kyo, South Korean actor Song Joong Ki has a date with Singapore.

He will be here on a publicity tour for his wartime thriller, The Battleship Island, on Aug 8, Golden Village Pictures said on Monday. He will be joined by the director, Ryoo Seung Wan, and his co-stars Hwang Jung Min and So Ji Sub.

The movie is Song's first, after he shot to superstardom with his portrayal of a dashing army captain in the K-drama Descendants Of The Sun.

The film is set on Hashima, a Japanese island which is commonly known as Battleship Island and was the site of Korean slave labour during Japan's 1910-45 colonial rule of Korea. Song stars as a Korean soldier who infiltrates the island on a rescue mission, according to The Korea Herald.

More details of the publicity tour will be announced later, the distributor said. The movie opens in Singapore on Aug 17.

The Songs have said they will wed on Oct 31.