Battleship Island, the highly anticipated Song Joong-ki movie will be shot using the virtual 3D production technique. The recent reports have claimed that 40 percent of the scenes from the film are expected to feature a computer-generated imagery (CGI) and virtual production.
Aside from CGI effects, Global Virtual Production Support Project also aims to promote Korea's domestic virtual production industry. Adding on, it is also revealed that the company giant is ready to provide upto 200 million won (approximately $168,658) in cash support for the movie's post-production stages.
It was earlier reported that the production team has plans to recreate the 6-hectare Harishima Island (Gunkanjima), the former US Army base, Camp Page aka K-47 Air Base which is situated in Chuncheon, Gangwon Province in South Korea. The Chuncheon land development office, sitauted in the Gangwon Province along with the filmmaker R&K have already leased the land for the shooting, which will take place on 30 March.
An official of the city said: "The city's economy will revitalize as film staff members stay here. Also, we expect many Hallyu fans from inside and outside of the country to visit [the city] during the shooting."
The movie will portray the history of the 16-acre Korean Island which was known for its undersea coal mines. The story is set in the backdrop of World War II featuring around 400 forced Korean labourers who were rumored to have desperately attempted to escape from the island after they experience brutal treatment from Japanese soldiers.
Apart from Joong-ki, So Ji Sub and Hwang Jung-Min will also be seen in this movie. The film directed by renowned filmmaker Ryo Seung Wan, Battleship Island is expected to be released in early 2017 by CJ Entertainment in theaters across South Korea.