Actor kwon Sang-woo will return to the big screen with a comedy film scheduled for release just ahead of Chuseok or Korean Thanksgiving.
"Accidental Detective" revolves around the owner of a comic-book shop who becomes involved in a murder case.
His most recent Korean film, "Pained", released in 2011, attracted just 700,000 viewers. Since then, Kwon has appeared in three Chinese movies and a couple of Korean dramas.
"Box-office success is important to actors. It means you haven't been forgotten. My biggest hit was "My Tutor Friend", which drew 5.2 million viewers when it was released in 2003, but that was more than a decade ago", he said.
Despite his many appearances in hit dramas, Kwon hasn't had much success in attracting moviegoers. "I'm eager for this film to do well, because it would give my confidence a boost and help me with acting. I also think now is the right time to take on new challenges, so I didn't hesitate to take on the role of a clumsy character", Kwon said.
"The film ultimately conveys the importance of family values", added Kwon, who has two children.
But he said he's still hoping for another action-filled role, as he wants to show a tough side of himself again.
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