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Here's what we know so far about the Korean film 'Omniscient Reader's Viewpoint' starring Lee Min Ho, Ahn Hyo Seop, BLACKPINK's Jisoo

By Yoniel Acebuche Published Jan 24, 2024 7:49 pm

Some of the big names in the Korean industry are set to join forces on one screen as the highly-anticipated film adaptation of Omniscient Reader's Viewpoint unveiled its star-studded cast.

According to a report from Korean entertainment website Soompi, the film will be top-billed by South Korean superstars, including Lee Min Ho, Ahn Hyo Seop, Chae Soo Bin, Shin Seung Ho, Nana, Park Ho San, Choi Young Joon, and BLACKPINK's Jisoo.

This came as the film released behind-the-scenes stills of the cast at the script reading.

In October last year, YG Entertainment confirmed that Jisoo received an offer to the film and was considering it during that time. 

The K-media also said that the production of the movie began last December.

To know more about the much-awaited Korean film, continue reading below.


Based on the web novel of the same name, the film adaptation follows the story of Kim Dok Ja (Hyo Seop), whose world suddenly changes into a novel he read online featuring character Yoo Joong Hyuk (Min Ho).

The Director

Director Kim Byung Woo, known for 2013 and 2018 thriller-action films The Terror Live and Take Point, will helm the upcoming film, which will be under REALIES Pictures, the producer of action-fantasy series Along with the Gods.

Star-studded casts

Lee Min Ho, best known for his role in the 2009 hit drama Boys Over Flowers, will play Yoo Joong Hyuk, a fictional character from a book given limitless opportunities to live again after passing away.

Meanwhile, Hyo Seop, who starred in the romantic comedy Korean drama series Business Proposal, will portray the role of Kim Dok Ja, an ordinary office worker and the only person who knows the ending of the web novel "Three Ways to Survive, in a Ruined World."

Through his immersion in Yoo Joong Hyuk and his story, he is the sole person in his community to finish reading the web novel.

However, the obscure fantasy web novel suddenly becomes reality.

Wondering how this happened, Kim Dok Ja indulged in a journey with other characters in the web novel, including Yoo Sang Ah, played by I'm Not a Robot star Chae Soo Bin. She is Dok Ja's co-worker who starts the journey of the fallen world with him and becomes a great strength to Kim Dok Ja while quickly adjusting to a world where every day is a battle for survival.

Moreover, Shin Seung Ho will transform into former military soldier Lee Hyun Sung, who has solid defensive powers. At the same time, After School's Nana will play Jung Hee Won, a goddess of justice with outstanding strength.

Veteran Korean actor Park Ho San will portray Gong Pil Doo, a wealthy man who manipulates people's lives.

Furthermore, Choi Young Joon, who recently portrayed an antagonistic Japanese colonel in the monster thriller Gyeongseong Creature, will play Han Myung Oh, the boss of Kim Dok Ja's firm, who unexpectedly becomes entangled in the story as she approaches Yoo Sang Ah.

Lastly, BLACKPINK's Jisoo will portray Lee Ji Hye, a strong woman who overcomes many obstacles with Yoo Joong Hyuk. This marks the K-pop idol's second acting project after the 2021 historical tragedy drama Snowdrop with Jung Hae-in.

Other details, such as the premiere date and the movie's running time, have not yet been disclosed.