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Teaser and Character Stills for Movie “I Am the King”

*Happy dance* Joo Ji Hoon is going to grace the South Korean big screens again! Joo Ji Hoon showed audiences he had comedic potential in movie Antique Bakery (2008), and with his new movie, I Am the King, he will be flexing those muscles once again.

I Am the King re-imagines the story of King Sejong, the much respected Joseon ruler who developed the Korean alphabet. If other movies or dramas (à la Tree With Deep Roots) have portrayed King Sejong as a dignified and intelligent individual, I Am the King turns that image upside down and imagines Sejong as a cowardly prince who was scared to be a ruler. In an attempt to escape the palace, Sejong climbs over the palace wall and unexpectedly crashes into a slave trying to sneak into the palace to save his owner’s daughter whom he has secretly loved. Surprisingly, the slave and prince look exactly like each other. They switch places for each other’s benefit- the slave becomes the king and the king becomes the slave. What hilarity will this mixed up situation bring?

I Am the King will premiere this August.

Character posters:

6 Comments Post a comment
  1. paufu #

    The Prince and the Pauper came into mind when I read that they look alike and then switched.

    June 27, 2012
  2. WeWe #

    Thank you for sharing this Joonni.
    I’m still on episode 2 Mawang coz I missed JJH so much.
    Love him in Antique coz he smiles a lottttt which rare shown in Mawang(he smirks a lot here).
    And…those mini (i read it in mobile) poster stills looks like a set of postage stamps.

    June 27, 2012
    • joonni #

      I miss him too!

      LOL. Poster stamps. They do look that that! Actually, they are in gallery format so you can view them in larger form when you get to a computer.

      June 27, 2012
  3. Timescout #

    There are quite a few of us who have missed him. Looking forward to this!

    June 28, 2012
  4. delicatecloud #

    i missed him too – loved him in “The Devil” Read that he is going to be in a drama called “Five Fingers” – can’t wait for his return to dramaland.

    June 28, 2012
  5. jene #

    i miss u 2 idol,,,,,i like you ur movie five fingers i love u …..the best actor…

    October 15, 2012

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