Despite his ongoing lawsuit drama with SM Entertainment and his departure from EXO, Luhan has been doing pretty well on his own in China. After all, he has newfound fame in China after the box office success of his Chinese movie, “Miss Granny“.
As such, he has been offered to play in “The Witness (我是证人)”. It’s an upcoming Chinese remake of “Blind”, a 2011 Korean crime thriller film that originally starred Yoo Seung Ho and Kim Ha Neul.
The original film was an award-winning hit, with Ha Neul receiving the “Best Actress” award at the 48th Grand Bell Awards and the 32nd Blue Dragon Film Awards for her performance. The plot centres on 2 witnesses of a murder, who team up to hunt down a serial killer.
Due to the immense popularity of the movie, Beijing-based New Clues Film and Shanghai-based Jaywalk Studio collaborated to co-produce a Chinese remake of “Blind”, with original director Ahn Sang Hoon returning to helm.
Luhan is starring in the Chinese remake alongside popular Chinese actress Yang Mi, Wang Jing Chun, and Zhu Ya Wen. The film marks Luhan’s return to the Korean entertainment industry.
In this movie, Luhan plays “a street urchin who is the witness to a grisly murder”. After a hit-and-run case, he is “tasked with the responsibility of protecting a blind woman, who could hear the sounds related to the killing, but is unable to provide visual details regarding the crime”.
Watch the intense trailer below:
“The Witness” is slated for release on 30th October 2015 in Korea and China. It will premiere in select theatres in the US, Canada, and several other international locations as well.
Luhan will be seen next alongside Matt Damon and Andy Lau in “The Great Wall”, an upcoming English movie by Zhang Yimou.