Oh my! I think I’m going to fall in love with Yoo Seung Hoo judging by this picture (only). Heh.
So what we have here are a few newly released movie stills from Joseon Magician. It doesn’t tell us much, but it is enough to get me a little excited — mostly because Yoo Seung Hoo was shooting arrows through my heart in the above shot.
As previously mentioned in this post, Yoo Seung Hoo is the great magician, Hwan Hee and Go Ara is Joseon’s Princess Cheong Myung, who… does not look very elegant-princess-like in this photo. Dang.
This time round, we find out Jo Yoon Hee plays Hwan Hee’s sister — Bo Eum, a prostitute.
Whereas Lee Kyung Young (Misaeng) plays the guard that escort the princess to China. I am guessing, as a tribute, and to become a concubine of the Qing emperor?
Hmm… curious. The story is about Hwan Hee and the princess falling into a forbidden love, and Hwan Hee being a magician, it reminds me of many years ago an American movie I’ve seen named The Illusionist.
In The Illusionist, Edward Norton and Jessica Biel were childhood sweethearts, and she was to marry the Crown Prince. Edward Norton is a magician in this movie as well; in the end, he use his wisdom and ‘magic’ to help Jessica escape the hands of the prince, and they start a new life together.
I wonder if Joseon Magician will have similar ending. I do hope for a happy ending, because a sad ending of either one of them dead in a saguek era is not considered ‘new’ or ‘refreshing’. More importantly, why would I invest my time in this movie if they don’t get their happily-ever-after?