Going back 2012, to when he was working on his English language debut in Arnold Schwarzenegger vehicle The Last Stand, Korean director Kim Jee-woon (The Good, the Bad, the Weird, Two Sisters, I Saw the Devil ) has been talking about plans for a Korean live-action adaptation of anime movie Jin Roh: The Wolf Brigade. Finally, the project has a cast!
In-Rang (tentative title) will star Gang Dong-won (Master), Han Hyo-joo (Cold Eyes) and Jung Woo-sung (Asura: The City Of Madness), along with Gim Mu-yeol (Warriors Of The Dawn), Han Ye-ri (Haemoo), Hu Joon-ho (The Merciless) and Min-ho from the K-pop group Shinee.
Filming is scheduled for August with a summer 2018 release targeted.
Screen Daily describes the premise:
Taking place in the near future where North and South Korea have announced they will reunify after a preparation period of seven years, an anti-reunification terrorist sect, a special police forces unit set up to counter them, and a powerful government security bureau that’s against unification all clash and collide in an apocalyptic scenario.
Gang is set to play an elite forces police officer tasked with brutal responsibilities, who is thrown into conflict after witnessing the death of a girl who was a member of the anti-reunification sect. Han plays the girl’s older sister who makes his character waver even further. Jung, who previously worked with Kim on The Good, The Bad The Weird, will play a legendary elite forces officer who also trained Gang’s character.
The 1999 anime feature, directed by Hiroyuki Okiura, recasts the story of Little Red Riding Hood in the fascist Japan of Ghost in the Shell director Mamoru Oshii's Kerberos saga.
The Kerberos story, best known for its heavily armored counter-revolutionary police squads, is set in an alternate history in which a victorious Germany rather than United States occupied Japan after World War II, leaving a fascist state in its wake.
Oshii's live-action The Red Spectacles and semi-live-action Tachigui: The Amazing Lives of the Fast Food Grifters are set in this context.