The 2017 South Korean movie, “The Outlaws” has had a phenomenal success. The action-thriller managed to gross US$44.1 million (RM193.7 million) in its first month of release. It later became the 3rd highest-grossing domestic movie of the year in South Korea and the 3rd best-selling R-Rated Korean movie of all time.
When the first movie has had this much success, there’s a lot of high expectations for the upcoming sequel. “The Roundup” is the official title and serves as the sequel to “The Outlaws”. Many of the original cast members are returning to reprise their respective roles so let’s meet the cast and their characters:
Don Lee ( 마동석) as Ma Seok-do
After his breakout role in “Train to Busan” in 2016 and being welcomed in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) in “Eternals” in 2021 as Gilgamesh, Don Lee is coming back to the Korean big screens for “The Roundup”.
The 51-year-old actor is set to reprise his role from the previous movie as the irreplaceable major crimes detective Ma Seok-do who acts faster than his words when it comes to catching criminals. In “The Roundup” the character is given an assignment to repatriate a fugitive in Vietnam, only to meet a killer more vicious than the fugitive they’re told to bring back.
Son Sukku (손석구) as Kang Hae-sang
Son Sukku has been making a name for himself with various projects in recent years with unique characters on the big and small screens.
The 39-year-old actor will be playing Kang Hae-sang who is a vicious career criminal who preys on helpless tourists and isn’t afraid of killing off anyone he deems useless.
Choi Guy-hwa (최귀화) as Jeon Il-man
Actor Choi Guy-hwa graces the screen with unforgettable presence and he’s back as Capt. Jeon. He earned much love from the audience in “The Outlaws” and he will add extra dimension to his character, thereby creating additional realism to the story.
In the sequel, Capt. Jeon heads to Vietnam with Ma to repatriate a fugitive only to get mixed up in a plot and realises that there’s even bigger crime that is buried just under the surface.
Park Ji-hwan (박지환) as Jang Isu
Park Ji-hwan has shown a wide spectrum of his acting by starring in diverse projects over the years. He was a huge deal and scene stealer from the previous movie and no doubt he will bring his best in “The Roundup, returning as former head of the Isu Clan, Jang Isu.
After the events of Garibong district, Jang Isu has cleaned up his act and opened up an employment office. When Ma barges into his office demanding him to become his informant, he is pulled into a new round up operation.
Check out the trailer below.
“The Roundup” is expected to be released in cinemas this 18th May in South Korea and 21st July in Malaysia so be sure to grab your tickets and prepare to be at the edge of your seats!