Lee Byung Hun Apologizes for Delayed Release of ′Memories of the Sword′
Lee Byung Hun, who stars as Yoo Baek in upcoming film Memories of the Sword, stated the film′s release was delayed "largely because of me."
Lee Byung Hun met with reporters at a production briefing for Memories of the Sword, held at Lotte Cinema in Seoul′s Gwangjin-gu on July 24.
Lee Byung Hun bowed in apology before the briefing, and when asked about his thoughts on the film′s delayed release during the briefing, he said "The film was originally scheduled for an earlier release, but due to the atmosphere and other circumstances, it′s showing now. It′s largely because of me. Regarding these things, I want to apologize to the actors and concerned parties."
The film was originally scheduled to be released sooner but was delayed when Lee Byung Hun was embroiled in a scandal last September.
Lee Byung Hun said, "From the perspective of releasing, promoting and distributing the film, I think the summer is a good time. There are a lot of good domestic and foreign films coming out, but our movie is a martial arts historical film. That′s what differentiates it."
Director Park Heung Sik said, "It′s what you would expect. Simply watching the three actors will be entertaining."
Memories of the Sword will be released on August 13.
Photo credit: Kim Byung Kwan