Film director Yun goes from humor to high tech in approach
The Seoul district of Chungmuro, which is dubbed Korea`s Hollywood, has had a moviemaker showcase two blockbusters budgeted at 10 billion won (9.2 million U.S. dollars) each two weeks apart in an unprecedented move.
To save time, director Yun Je-gyun a Dong-A Ilbo reporter to hold an interview in a car on his way from Seoul`s Yeouido district to his office in the city`s Gangnam area.
With the 2009 blockbuster â€œHaeundae,â€ Yun joined the ranks of directors who have attracted more than 10 million viewers for one film. The reporter poked at him by saying the director had a trace of “ssammai,” or Japanese movie jargon referring to a third-rate movie, in â€œMy Boss, My Hero (2001),â€ and â€œSex Is Zero (2002),â€ two films that were full of dirty jokes.
â€œI donâ€™t make ssammai movies any more. Since I got a kid, I wanted to make a movie that I could be proud of myself before my child. The two movies this time are about high tech, not jokes,â€ he said.