Park Bo Gum to play lead in Seo Bok with estimated budget of $8m?

The fantasy movie is based on the life of a Chinese historical figure, Xu Fu, but it will be told from a present day point of view.

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Park Bo Gum has reportedly been offered the lead role in a fantasy movie. If all goes well, the 23-year-old will be seen in the film that is tentatively named Seo Book.

Blossom Entertainment revealed that the actor received the script of the movie, but nothing more is confirmed yet. It is not yet revealed whether he will be appearing for it or not.

But, according to the reports, if he accepts the offer he will get to play the role of a cloned human named Seo Bok, who has got a healing power. The story of the fantasy movie is based on the life of a Chinese historical figure, Xu Fu, but it will be told from a present-day point of view.

According to the story of the Chinese historical figure, Xu Fu, he was entrusted twice by the First Emperor of Qin to sail the world in search of the elixir of immortality. But, on his second voyage (210 BC), his ship mysteriously vanished. And, until today his whereabouts remain unknown, as reported by Yibada.

Not much is known about the upcoming new film but it will reportedly cost around 10 billion won (approximately $8.4 million) to produce and will be directed by PD Lee Yong Joo.

After the KBS 2TV's Moonlight Drawn By Clouds, where Park Bo-Gum was playing Crown Prince Lee Yeong, he has been receiving a lot of offers. However, while receiving the award for the Reply 1988, the actor said that he felt something was lacking while he was filming for the hit drama.

During this dilemma, advice and support from Song Joong-Ki helped him overcome his worries. Korean news outlet Star News quoted Bo Gum as saying, as cited by Soompi: "I had a really hard time while I was filming this drama, and I couldn't find a balance."

He further added: "Song Joong Ki understood that more than anyone else, and he gave me a lot of advice, so I wanted to say that I'm really grateful."

This article was first published on January 8, 2017
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