Transformers star, Megan Fox, is starring in a Korean War movie. She’s co-starring in “The Battle of Jangsari” with Kpop star Choi Min Ho, according to Variety. The film is a Korean production directed by Kwak Kyung Taek and Kim Tae Hun. It is produced by Taewon Entertainment, who created another Korean War movie in 2016 called Operation Chromite, which starred Liam Neeson as General Douglas MacArthur.
“The Battle of Jangsari” is based on the 772 student soldiers involved in the Jangsa Marine Landing operation in 1950 during the Korean War. The students, whose average age was 17, only had two weeks of boot camp before their mission. The operation helped make way for the larger Incheon Landing Operation, which was led by MacArthur. This operation was one of the key turning points in the war against the communist north.
Megan Fox plays a war correspondent, Marguerite Higgins, who worked for the New York Tribune. While covering the Korean War, she called on the international community for help. In 1951, she became the first woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for Foreign Correspondence for her book “War In Korea: The Report Of A Woman Combat Correspondent.”
Her other co-stars are Kim Myung Min, Kim Sung Cheol, and George Eads. The film is in post-production and some of the footage will be shown at the Cannes Film Festival. The movie will open later this year.
Finecut, a Seoul based sales firm, will handle the international rights to the movie.
There’s no way this movie can be good right? It just sounds so cheesy. And who thought, yeah let’s go get Megan Fox because she has great acting chops. Sure she was amazing in the Transformers franchise, Jennifer’s Body, and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle franchise, but since then, her acting has been subpar. It’s almost like the studio only hired her for her looks.