Yeon Sang-ho, the director who brought you Train to Busan and Peninsula, comes an imaginative sci-fi film that ventures into a future where the survival of humanity hinges on the success of cloning the brain of a legendary robot mercenary.
Netflix, the world’s leading streaming entertainment service, has confirmed the production of Director Yeon Sang-ho’s new sci-fi film Jung-E (Working Title) starring Kang Soo-youn, Kim Hyun-joo, and Ryu Kyung-soo as the main characters.
The setting of this film is in the 22nd century where climate changes have made Earth inhabitable, and humans are living in a man-made shelter. An internal war breaks out, and its outcome hinges on the success of brain cloning technology of the legendary robot mercenary Jung-E.
Kim Hyun-joo plays the titular role of Jung-E, the most elite soldier of the allied forces fighting the shelter troops and a subject of brain-clone testing. Veteran actress Kang Soo-youn returns from an eight-year hiatus to play Seo-hyeon, the team leader of a lab for brain cloning and AI technology.
The character is responsible for testing the cloning of Jung-E’s brain and combat capabilities. She works alongside Ryu Kyung-soo’s Sang-hun, the research centre director who is determined to succeed in cloning Jung-E’s brain in order to bring the allied forces to victory.
The Netflix Film Jung-E (WT) will be released only on Netflix.