Movie: A Werewolf Boy Revised romanization: Neukdae Sonyeon Hangul: 늑대소년 Director: Jo Sung-Hee Writer: Jo Sung-Hee Producer: Lee Young-Suk Cinematographer: Choi Sang-Muk Release Date: October 31, 2012 Runtime: 125 min. Genre: Romance / Fantasy / Award Winning Distributor: CJ Entertainment Language: Korean Country: South Korea
A mother moves with her older daughter (Park Bo-Young) and younger daughter (Kim Hyang-Gi) to a large home in the country side. The older daughter suffers from a lung ailment and her doctor advised the family to move out into the country side. The home is provided by Ji-Tae (Yoo Yeon-Seok), the son of a business partner who worked with their deceased father.
While the family gets acclimated to their new surroundings, the older daughter makes a remarkable discovery. Within a locked room in the barn lives a wild boy (Song Joong-Ki). The family takes him in believing he is just an orphan with little social skills. The boy with little social skills begins to take an interest in the oldest daughter. Meanwhile, Ji-Tae has his own plans in marrying the oldest daughter. What’s the secret behind the wild boy?
Filming began December 21, 2011 in Jeonju, South Korea.
Opened #1 at the South Korean box office during the movie’s opening weekend (November 2-November 4, 2012). The movie sold 1,030,264 tickets over the 3 day period.
A novel version of “A Werewolf Boy” is released on October 31, 2012, authored by Kim Mi-Ri and published by Esoope Publishing in South Korea. The novel is based on the movie’s original screenplay written by the movie director Jo Sung-Hee.
On Saturday, November 15, 2012, “A Werewolf Boy” surpassed the ticket sales of movie “Architecture 101” of 4.1 million tickets at the Korean box office to become the all-time best selling romance film in South Korean history up to that date.
A director’s cut version of “A Werewolf Boy” will be released in Korean cinemas on December 6, 2012. The running time is extended from 125 minutes to 127 minutes. The final scene is a new scene with wolf boy and Soon-Yi (Park Bo-Young) meeting.