Release: September 16, 2010
Director: Song Hae-Sung
Producer: Kim Sang-Keun, Kim Jung-Hwan
Writer: Kim Hyo-Seok, Choi Keun-Mo, Lee Taek-Kyung, Kim Hae-Gon
Country: South Korea
A Better Tomorrow - Korean Movie
Kim Hyuk (Joo Jin-Mo) lives the fast life as a high ranking mobster in the port city of Busan, South Korea. His closet friend is fellow mobster Lee Young-Choon (Song Seung-Heon). Even though Kim Hyuk seems to be on top of the world, he is haunted by the memory of leaving behind his younger brother Kim Chul (Kim Kang-Woo) and mother as they attempted to flee into South Korea from North Korea. Kim Hyuk's mother was beaten to death and Kim Chul imprisoned after they were caught by North Korean authorities.
- "Mukeokja" is a remake of John Woo's 1986 film "A Better Tomorrow".
- Korean title "Mujeokja" has two different meanings:
- no opponent to compete
- no country
- Remake rights were bought by South Korea's Fingerprint production company from Hong Kong's Fortune Star Entertainment in 2006.
- Song Seung-Heon will play the role originally performed by Chow Yun-Fat and Kim Kang-Woo will play the role originally performed by Leslie Cheung.
- Story for "Mukeokja" will differ from the original "A Better Tomorrow".
- Filming began January 25th, 2010 in Thailand. Shooting will last for 20 days, then move to Korea.
- Filming location in Korea took place largely in Pusan, South Korea & received grant rebates from the Busan Film Commission (BFC).
- Early working English title was "Invincible" but changed to "A Better Tomorrow".