SEOUL, Aug. 24 (Yonhap) -- The new Korean historical film "The Fortress" had a promotional news conference at a Seoul theater on Aug. 23.
Starring Lee Byung-hun, Kim Yun-seok, Park Hae-il and Go Soo, the movie is about the 47 days King Injo of Joseon Dynasty spent in Mount Namhan Fortress with his army and officials to take shelter from the Qing invasion of the country in the winter of 1636.
It is based on the namesake best-selling novel by Kim Hoon and helmed by Hwang Dong-hyuck, best known for "Miss Granny" (2013).
Lee Byung-hun and Kim Yun-seok play Choi Myung-gil and Kim Sang-heon, leaders of two ideological cliques that clash in the fortress over whether to make peace with or fight against Qing. Park Hae-il takes the role of King Injo who is in agony in the tense conflicts between his men over the fate of the nation.
Go Soo's character is Seo Nal-soe, a blacksmith sent outside with a king's letter to recruit loyal forces, while Park Hee-soon is Lee Si-baek, who silently defends the mountain fortress in the bitter cold as the chief of the Joseon military base stationed there.
The movie is set to premiere Sept. 27.