By Dong-Hoon CHOI


Action/Adventure - Completed 2009

A talented, but rascal wizard, Woochi escapes from a painting he got sealed into for 500 years to fight against goblins in metropolitan Seoul!

    • Year of production
    • 2009
    • Genres
    • Action/Adventure
    • Countries
    • KOREA (South)
    • Languages
    • KOREAN
    • Budget
    • 10 - 25 M$
    • Duration
    • 136 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Dong-Hoon CHOI
    • Writer(s)
    • Dong-Hoon CHOI
    • EIDR
    • 10.5240/F44F-8F3D-425A-7F64-4E74-G
    • Producer(s)
    • Eugene LEE (ZIP CINEMA)
    • Synopsis
    • 500 Years Ago in the Chosun Dynasty.
      The Pipe of the prophecy has fallen into the evil hands of the goblins, propelling the world into a whirlwind of disorder. The ancient Taoist wizards turn to the greatest ascetics of their time, the Master and Hwadam (KIM Yoon-suk) for help in vanquishing the goblins and trust each wizard with one half of the Pipe. Meanwhile, the Master’s rascal student Woochi (GANG Dong-won) tricks the king with the art of transformation and creates a fiasco, which makes the three Taoist wizards and Hwadam visit the Master. But the Master has been murdered and his half of the Pipe is missing! By taking his master’s pipe out to the market streets, Woochi has been pushed into a corner, ultimately getting sealed into a painting along with his trusty dog, Chorangyi (YOO Hae-jin)
      Seoul, 2009 - A goblin-catching wizard is now a legend.
      For some strange reason, goblins that had been sealed up in the past begin to appear one by one and reek havoc on the world. The three Taoist wizards had been enjoying their years of retirement as a priest, a monk, and a shaman. However, they are now brought together in a search for Hwadam, who is nowhere to be found after going into training over five hundred years ago. After much discussion, the three wizards seek a certain picture scroll in display at the museum. They unseal and call forth Woochi and Chorangyi. Being offered freedom in return for catching the goblins, Woochi sets out on his task. What began as a hunt for goblins slowly turns into Woochi’s personal sightseeing expedition of the modern day. To top it off, he meets a woman with the same face as one that had captivated him so many centuries back. He begins his adventure and the quest for SEO In-kyung, his new, yet old love. While Hwadam finally appears in front of the wizards because of Woochi, it is only to find out where he has hidden the other half of the prophesized Pipe.
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Sep 01, 2008