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  • Following Thai Success, Malaysian Movies in the Making in Seoul

  • SMG 2470

    Following on from the runaway success of the Thai movie “Hello Stranger”, which was filmed in Seoul, two Malaysian movies are now being filmed with Seoul as the background this time.

    Hello Stranger – a scene at Yunjung-ro in Yeouido, Hello Stranger – a scene at Jamsil Lotte World

    The two movies, titled “I Have….You?” and “No Marked Grave”, started shooting at various locations around Seoul, including Cheonggyecheon, Myeong-dong, Dongdaemun, Kyunghee University, and Namsan, on April 6.

    Pencil Pictures, the company responsible for producing the two movies, first built a relationship with Seoul with “The Calling of Nami Island”, a TV drama aired in 2010, and has now started filming in Seoul.

    The Calling of Nami Island enjoyed high viewer ratings in Malaysia when it was aired. Pencil Pictures judged that the success of the drama was possible because Seoul was used as its background, and so audaciously decided to produce two more movies in Seoul.

    Hello Stranger, the Thai movie for which more than 90 percent of the filming work was done in Seoul, also apparently affected Pencil Pictures’ decision to choose Seoul as the background.