Divine Fury director no fan of horror

Directed by Kim Joo-hwan (left), The Divine Fury stars Ahn Sung-ki as a Catholic priest who performs exorcisms aided by a professional fighter played by Park Seo-joon (both above).
Directed by Kim Joo-hwan, The Divine Fury stars Ahn Sung-ki as a Catholic priest who performs exorcisms aided by a professional fighter played by Park Seo-joon (both above).PHOTO: GOLDEN VILLAGE
Directed by Kim Joo-hwan (left), The Divine Fury stars Ahn Sung-ki as a Catholic priest who performs exorcisms aided by a professional fighter played by Park Seo-joon (both above).
Directed by Kim Joo-hwan (above), The Divine Fury stars Ahn Sung-ki as a Catholic priest who performs exorcisms aided by a professional fighter played by Park Seo-joon.PHOTO: GOLDEN VILLAGE

But horror elements were needed for the film's storyline, says film-maker Kim Joo-hwan

South Korean director Kim Joo-hwan had no hesitations when casting the lead for his new film, thriller The Divine Fury.

He wanted Park Seo-joon, the leading man in last year's hit romantic comedy What's Wrong With Secretary Kim, right from the beginning.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 19, 2019, with the headline 'Divine Fury director no fan of horror'. Print Edition | Subscribe