"Mr Go 3D" will be the Most Expensive Korean Movie
Mister Go is a South-Korean stereoscopic 3D movie directed by Kim Yong-Hwa and written by Huh Young-Man. The movie tells the story of a gorilla becoming a baseball pro. Josie Xu (aka Xu Jiao), the young actress from CJ7 and Starry Starry Night, will play the lead role as a Chinese-Korean girl who befriends the sport-savvy primate.(see picture below).
The ambitious live action film was shot in stereoscopic 3D and will utilize a combination of motion capture performances and digital effects. Its $20 million budget makes it one of the most expensive South Korean films of all time.
Release is scheduled for summer 2013.
Mr Go 3D plot
Based on a popular Korean comic, Mr. Go 3D is a sports comedy that tells the story of a troublemaker gorilla from a chinese circus named "Zoo-Zoo" becomes a superstar for a professional baseball team after going through many complications. All the while, his keeper Mi-mi always has her hands full.
Filming for "Mister Go" began February 20, 2012 in Ilsan, South Korea. The first scene shot involved Weiwei having trouble with a group of people attempting to take a circus troupe.
Filming for "Mister Go" finished on September 5, 2012 at baseball stadium in Suwon, South Korea. The last scene filmed involved the gorilla Ring-Ring playing in a professional baseball game.
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