Monday, 22 December 2008

Kim Kang-woo is Marine Boy

Oiled up: 'What are yer lookin' at? I start my mornings
with 5 raw eggs and a protein shake. Grr....'

Shikgaek star Kim Kang-woo (or Kim Gang-woo, if you like) is set to topline Marine Boy, an action- packed thriller about drug smuggling (no, not a biography on Olympic gold medallist Park Tae-hwan).

Skin-tight: Kim Kang-woo puts on his second skin as Marine Boy

Kim Kang-woo (30) plays a swimming instructor named Cheon-soo who gambles everything away. His moneylender suggests that he become a “marine boy”- smuggle drugs to Japan by swimming across the ocean. He decides to take up the offer to pay off his debts.

To complicate matters, there's a love triangle between Cheon-soo, his moneylender and Yoo-ri (Park Shi-yeon), who actually harbours a grudge against the cluelss Marine Boy.

Sculpted: The result of lots of hard work

Kim spent 5 months training for the role. His sculpted physique is also the result of a strict diet. By the way, the image of the teaser poster above has received quite a lot of attention from fangirls.

Marine Boy is set to dive into South Korean cinemas in February 2009. Check out the trailer below.




Source: Hankooki

Related:
Shikgaek opens in Singapore on Jan 10 (Kim Kang-woo in Singapore in Jan 2008)
Le Grand Chef (2007)
(Review of Shikgaek the movie)

3 Comments:

Orchid said...

They should've picked another title. When i heard "Marine Boy" i thought of Olympic gold medalist swimmer Park Tae-hwan.

Anonymous said...

Using the title "Marine Boy" is a marketing strategy to attract people.

For a second there, I thought he was Kwon Sang Woo.

Vic in Long Beach, CA said...

By "Marine boy", does this mean he has flippers and gills, is fond of tide pools, and eats crustaceans?

 

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