According to HanCinema.net, Song Il Gook best remembered for his role as Jumong in 2006 will soon take on the role as Jumong’s grandson, Moo Hyul.
The KBS drama “Kingdom of the Winds” is a remake of a manga by Kim Jin in 1999 which centers on on the third king of Goguryeo, Daemusin (Moo Hyul) who strengthened central rule of Goguryeo and expanded its territory by annexing Dongbuyeo and killing its king Daeso (funny if you think that Song Il Gook is settling unfinished business from Jumong) in 22. Along the Amnok River, he conquered Gaema-guk in 26 and later conquered Guda-guk.
After fending off China’s attack in 28, he sends his son, Prince Hodong, to attack the Nangnang Commandery in northwestern Korea in 32. He destroyed Nangnang in 37. The legendary love story of Prince Hodong and Princess of Nangnang, recorded in the Samguk Sagi, is well known in Korea to this day. The princess is said to have torn the war drums of her castle, so that Goguryeo could attack without warning. Looks like many war scenes isn’t it?
I absolutely love saeguks that has plenty of war scenes. That’s why Jumong, Ballad of Seodong and Tae Wang Sa Shin Gi will always hold a spot in my heart.
“Kingdom of the Winds” starts filming in China starting mid-June.