[HanCinema's News] "Confidential Assignment 2" Confirmed to Be in the Works
By William Schwartz | Published on
The hit 2017 movie "Confidential Assignment" now has a confirmed sequel in development. "Confidential Assignment" starred Hyun Bin as a North Korean investigator and Yoo Hae-jin as his South Korean equivalent as they attempt to track down an advanced counterfeiting machine. The buddy cop movie scored nearly eight million viewers at the South Korean box office. While there's been sequel speculation ever since, it was only in the last few days the movie's existence was confirmed.
While Hyun Bin and Yoo Hae-jin have received offers, though their participation has not been confirmed. While there's no public plot outline at present, the idea for a sequel seems reasonably detailed behind the scenes. "Yoona", for example, has also been confirmed for receiving an offer, though her role in "Confidential Assignment" was relatively small, playing a family member of Yoo Hae-jin's character who expresses romantic interest in Hyun Bin's character.
An entirely new cast member whose name has come up in connection with "Confidential Assignment 2" is Daniel Henney. His character has been described as an FBI agent who collaborates with the two existing characters in regards to the new story's investigation. Director Kim Seong-hoon-III of "Confidential Assignment" will not be returning, with the director for "Confidential Assignment 2" slated to be Lee Seok-hoon, whose last movie was "The Himalayas" back in 2015.
Written by William Schwartz
Staff writer. Has been writing articles for HanCinema since 2012, having lived in South Korea since 2011. Started out in Gyeongju, then to Daegu, then to Ansan, then to Yeongju, then to Seoul, lived on the road for HanCinema's travel diaries series in the summer of 2016, and is currently settled in Anyang. Has good tips for utilizing South Korea's public bus system. William Schwartz can be contacted via email@example.com. He also has a substack at williamschwartz.substack.com where he discusses the South Korean film industry in broader terms and takes suggestions for future movies to review.