IRIS 2, the sequel of highly successful drama IRIS, had its pre-production media conference on November 13 at Ritz Carlton Hotel, Gangnam , Seoul.
The session was attended by drama’s main cast such as Jang Hyuk, Lee Da Hae, Lee Bum Soo, Oh Yun Soo and MBLAQ’s Lee Joon.
Also in attendance was PD Pyo MIn Soo , specialist melodrama who for the first time will direct an action drama.
The story of IRIS 2 will take place 3 years after the death of the best NSS agent Kim Hyun Joon (played by Lee Byung Hun) which his death scene closed the first drama.
After his death, former NSS captain, Baek San (played by Kim Young Chul) was arrested because of his activity with secret group Iris. He was in custody and protected by NSS.
Then NSS has its new vice-captain, Oh Yun Soo, who tries to go deeper chasing Iris organization with the help of NSS’ agents Ji Soo Yun (played by Lee Da Have) and Seo Hyun Woo (played by Yoon Doo Jun).
Meanwhile, leading actor, Jang Hyuk , will play Yoo Gun, the chief of NSS task force.
Iris 2 will showcases the battle between NSS and Iris and also the increase terrorist threat from Iris organization.
The president of Taewon Entertainment who produces both IRIS, IRIS 2 and the spin-off drama ATHENA promised that IRIS 2 would be better and more successful than IRIS. He said that the sequel will show spectacular scenes such as nuclear explosion and terror scenes which usually can be found only in blockbuster Hollywood movie.
He also revealed that he wished to make a drama that can bring appeal for male audience. He made Athena but because the story was too difficult and the material was atomic power plant, female fans was in difficulty to follow it. So he learned from it and he knows now how to make IRIS 2 successful.
He also revealed the reason for working with PD Pyo Min Soo, specialist melodrama (Heartstrings, Worlds Within, Coffee House, In Soon is Pretty, Full House), to direct this full action drama.
He said ,” On 1999, I made action movie ‘Nowhere to Hide’ with PD Lee Myung Se. At that time, PD Lee Myung See was also a melodrama specialist and never worked on an action movie. But the result was a very successful movie. Now, I’m expecting the result of an action drama coming from the hand of a melodrama master’.
Just a week after the media conference, the cast of IRIS 2 gathered again for its first script reading before they’re heading for a full scale filming.
IRIS 2 will air February 13, 2013.
Lee Da Hae
Lee Bum Soo
Oh Yun Soo
Yoon Doo Joon
Source : Newsen
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