tvN’s upcoming drama “LUCA” is about to premiere!
“LUCA” is an action thriller about a man named Ji Oh (Kim Rae won), who is persecuted for his special skills, and a violent crime detective named Gu Reum (Lee Da Hee) who is the only one who remembers who he is. It also plays the main role Kim Sung Oh, Kim Sang Ho, Park Hyuk Kwon, Ahn nae sang, Jin Kyung, and more.
The drama is directed by Kim Hong Sun, the master of genre dramas such as “voice” And “the guest” and written by Chun Sung Il, who participated in popular films such as”The Pirates” And “My girlfriend is an agent” Before the drama premiered on February 1, production staff shared the reasons why viewers should prepare for the new show.
Director Kim Hong Sun said, “It’s a cool action-drama that also has funny, fantastic elements as Ji Oh’s secret unfolds.” Screenwriter Chun Sung Il said, “I tried not to take the ‘obvious path’ and wanted to avoid an ending that people could predict.”
“LUCA” is based on the concept of genetic modification and human evolution. “LUCA”, the title, comes from the acronym “Last Universal Common Ancestor”, the organism from which all life is derived. Chun Sung Il said, “I started by asking, ‘People are always trying to change everything but themselves. So why should they stop at other people?’ Then I thought about a story about the end of loneliness. Ji Oh is a unique person with special skills that no one else has. I thought it would be very lonely to be ‘the only one of your kind’.”
The author added that he called Gu Reum (cloud in Korean) because it is the only one who can complete his lonely world. “When asked to draw the sky, we usually add clouds,” he said. “The sky needs clouds to be complete. Gu Reum is the only one who accepts Ji Oh for who he is, and it is necessary for him to complete his world. ”
The huge spectacle of the action scenes of the drama stands above the unique world building. Cinematographer Choi Young Hwan, who worked on such films as “Veteran”, “The Berlin File” and “The Thieves” said, “I came across this script just when I was trying to try something new. It was the most exciting script I’d read in a while. My focus was on maintaining my individual style that I had developed through films. “Kim Hong Sun added,” We shot in a way that was more like directing a film [than TV direction]. If you watch the drama, you will be able to feel the style of Choi Young Hwan.”
Stunt director Jang Jae Wook said, “I wanted the action to have fast and powerful energy like lightning. I put a lot of thought into the action situations and movements that would allow viewers to accept certain particular enhanced skills as real. Ji Oh knows his own abilities and tries to control them. Therefore, he closely follows his goals in combat. “The most important thing was to change things. Even if it was in the same place and in a similar situation, I wanted the action to show something new and refreshing. ”
He continued, “Kim Rae Won is very intense when it comes to focus and details. It is amazing. Even if you can’t see his face in the scene, he says it will feel different if he does it himself, so he wanted to do most of his own stunts. Lee Da Hee is very good at learning the technical aspects of trading, including skills and movements, and also bringing out her own style. Kim Sung Oh’s action skills are legendary. He’s a great actor. ”
tvN also shared some stills of the supporting cast in “LUCA” Park Hyuk Kwon playing Kim Chul Soo, the secret person in charge of the biotechnology project at Human Tech. Ahn Nae Sang plays Ryu Joong Kwon, head of the Human Tech Research Center and the first person in Korea to develop a theory of gene editing. Jin Kyung plays Hwang Jung Ah, the mysterious woman who founded Human Tech and brought together the best scientists to work there.
Kim Sung Oh plays Lee Son, the head of the Human Tech special team responsible for finding Ji Oh. Jung Da Eun plays Choi Yoo Na and Kim Min Gwi plays Kim Tae Oh, members of the special team, and Lee Joong Ok plays Kim Hwang Sik, the network specialist.
The premiere of “LUCA” will take place on February 1st at 9pm KST. Check out a teaser below!
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