■ The evolution of Hallyu stars onscreen
‘Haemoo’/‘Sea Fog’ starring Park Yoochun, twice the average of South Korean films
Park Yoochun expanded his stage onto the big screen. Building up recognition all over Asia earlier as a member of an idol group, he is proving his popularity once again through the movie he starred in.
‘Sea Fog’ starring Park Yoochun was sold to five countries: Japan, France, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore; before its opening domestically. In particular its selling price in Japan became known to be approximately two times higher than the average for existing South Korean films. Actually, local distributor Twin Company had even spoken about the background: “We have great expectations for Park Yoochun’s first movie”.