The “Taken” star Liam Neeson is all set to play the role of General MacArthur in the upcoming South Korean war epic film, “Operation Chromite.” Read on for more details.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Neeson is going to portray the role of famed American military leader General Douglas MacArthur in the upcoming war epic film, “Operation Chromite.”
The story of “Operation Chromite” follows the story of the eight South Korean troopers who helped turn the tide against the communist northern forces during an undercover operation that preceded the battle’s opening surprise. Along with the direction department, John H. Lee will work on the screenplay written by Lee Man-hee.
Those who know the American history knows it very well that the Battle of Inchon, whose operation name was “Operation Chromite.” It became the turning point for the United States and United Nations and gave them the victory which first seemed impossible and according to the historians. General Douglas MacArthur was the main driving force that lead the victory for United States and we can see no one other than Neeson to portray such role.
With a budget of 12 Billion Korean won, “Operation Chromite” will go into production later this year and is slated to release for June 25, 2016. It will also mark the 66th anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War. It is still not clear whether Neeson will shoot his scenes in English or Korean, but it is being speculated that the film will be shot in Korea.
Not only is this but Liam Neeson all set to appear in Martin Scorsese’s next historic-drama film, “Silence.” The story of “Silence” will follow two Jesuit Portuguese priest face violent persecution when they travel to Japan to seek out their old mentor and in a hope to spread the teachings of Christianity in the Eastern lands.