The Jakarta Post
Joe has been learning Korean martial arts and the Korean language for the film. (JP/Masajeng Rahmiasri)
Shooting for Joe Taslim’s first Korean movie, The Swordsman, has begun. The actor shared with his fans on Monday that the shoot was quite challenging because of the rainy season.
“Filming for The Swordsman is currently ongoing and the rainy season here makes it challenging because there are many outdoor locations in this historical film,” Joe said via his official LINE account.
Joe said the filming locations in rural areas were “very nice” due to the fresh air and beautiful landscape.
He also said he runs daily in the area alongside his assistant named “Okja Gel” as part of physical preparation for the film’s action scenes.
Previously, Joe stated that he had been learning Korean martial arts and the Korean language for the film.
In 'The Swordsman', Joe will portray Gurutai, a cold-blooded Qing dynasty commander.(Joe Taslim's official LINE account/File)
Joe will reportedly join the production until September.
On his LINE account, Joe also expressed his joy in taking part in the South Korean film.
“It's such an honor because perhaps I am the first Indonesian actor in a Korean production and hopefully there will be more Korean productions that use actors from Indonesia,” he said.
In The Swordsman, Joe will portray Gurutai, a cold-blooded Qing dynasty commander, alongside South Korean actors like Jang Hyuk, Jung Man-sik, Choi Jin-ho, Jang Hyun-sung and Kim Hyun-soo, as well as Korean boy group BtoB’s Minhyuk. The film is slated for release next year. (kes)
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