Ma Dong Seok’s new film, The Outlaws 2, will resume filming after a year of break.
According to a media outlet, The Outlaws 2 decided to film their Vietnam scenes in Korea in May and June. The production team visited Vietnam in mid-February and returned home in mid-March with sources for visual effect.
The Outlaws 2 is the sequel to The Outlaws. The prequel garnered 6.88 million moviegoers despite being R-rated. Ma Dong Seok will be playing the lead role again. And Son Seok Koo, Choi Gwi Hwa, and Park Ji Hwan have joined the project. It follows the police officers’ struggle to raid the vicious Chinese criminal gang.
Initially, The Outlaws 2 planned to film in Vietnam in early March last year. With the coronavirus outbreak, the Vietnamese government decided to ban Koreans from entering the country without a visa at the end of February. The staff who were preparing for the shooting in Vietnam returned home with the worsening situation. Instead, the team filmed the Korean scenes in April and May.
The production team wished to resume filming in Vietnam once the COVID-19 situation improves. Eventually, they came up with an alternative: filming the scenes in Korea and using the filming sets and visual effects to make it look like they were filmed in Vietnam.
Meanwhile, The Outlaws 2 will be released next year.