Is Kim Jee-woon Planning a Live-Action Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade Movie?

Jin-Roh - The Wolf Brigade (1999) Movie PosterYes, if Internet reports are to be believed. (And we know how reliable those are. Ahem.)

In any case, according to some Korean outlets (via Twitch), South Korean director Kim Jee-woon will be returning to his homeland after wrapping up the Arnold Schwarzenegger actionfest “The Last Stand”, in order to begin work on a live-action film based on the 1999 Japanese anime “Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade”.

(I reviewed the title years ago here. Honestly, though, it’s been so long I can’t say if I remember all that much about the movie, though re-reading (er, re-skimming) my review, I seemed to have liked it. A lot.)

The original was directed by Hiroyuki Okiura and co-written by its creator, Mamoru Oshii (of “Ghost in the Shell” fame), and is set in a parallel reality where the Nazis won World War II. The story follows a member of an elite para-military police force who falls for the sister, a girl in a red hood, of a female terrorist courier that died in front of him while he was on duty. Complications, as they say, ensue. (See a trailer for the film below.)

The live-action Korean movie is still in the early stages, and is said to be going under the title of “Inrang”.

Before he came to Hollywood for “The Last Stand”, Kim Jee-woon was already a major name in moviemaking, having directed Internationally acclaim films like “The Good, the Bad, the Weird”, “I Saw the Devil”, and my personal favorite, “A Bittersweet Life”.