The Kidnapping (literally translated), a crime action film starring Ha Jung Woo and Ju Ji Hoon, has postponed its shooting schedules in the aftermath of the spread of COVID-19 (the new Coronavirus).
On March 20, a source from SHOWBOX, the investor and distributor of The Kidnapping, revealed its reason for the delay in an interview with Sports Chosun. “We originally planned to start filming the movie in late March. However, we’ve eventually postponed the filming date as the Coronavirus has spread around the world,” the source explained.
The source said continuously that the movie had been scheduled to be filmed on location in Morocco, North Africa, but it has become impossible to film it on location due to various situations including the COVID-19 outbreak. “We aren’t sure yet when exactly we can shoot the film,” the source added.
Directed by Kim Sung Hoon, who participated in Netflix’s original series Kingdom as a director, The Kidnapping is based on the true story of those who struggled to save a Korean diplomat who was kidnapped in Beirut, Lebanon in 1986. It’s also a much-expected work that Ha Jung Woo and Ju Ji Hoon meets with each other again as the lead roles since the Along with the Gods saga.