Oh, snap! Yoo Ah In’s “Veteran” Pushes Back Opening Date to 6th August
Remember when we said Veteran will be down in cinemas on May 14th? Scratch that date and fix your eyes on the August 6.
The movie distributor CJ E&M decided to join the summer box office battlefield by pushing back the film’s opening date, again. Originally set on May 14th for the première, Yoo Ah In’s movie Veteran will be down in cinemas early August this year.
[Me: *flips table*]
CJ Entertainment stated on March 25th to Edaily, “The opening date of Veteran will be sometimes around August, possibly early of the month, August 6th.” They added, “Having evaluated the action genre during the period of May-June, we decided that Veteran will be best to open in summer.”
Veteran is a crime-flick movie with star-studded casts, such as Hwang Jung Min, Yoo Ah In, Oh Dal Su, Jung Woong In, Jung Man Sik, and more. Helmed by the blockbuster “Berlin” film director Ryoo Seung-wan, this movie will be his comeback after 3 years.
The movie distributor held Veteran back to put out for the peak season of the year, where blockbusters are expected mostly during this season. They also put their bet on Veteran to aim another July-August box office record, follow suit The Admiral: Roaring Currents. Roaring Currents drew 682,882 viewers on its first day in theaters on July 30, 2014, grossing US$4.77 million. This was the all-time highest opening day box office in South Korea.
Veteran will compete against US and local films of the nearly similar genre; Mission Impossible 5, Terminator 5, Assassination, and Western Front.
Will CJ E&M tactics work well? All we can do is waiting and praying for Master Sik’s success! Will Yoo Ah In be able to attend the Veteran movie première and join the promotional activities? I’m not sure about it, but one can hope.
Translated by @Furbabe
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Source: asiae, edaily