The chances of Korean sports comedy Mr. Go
successfully winning over the hearts and minds of the family-friendly crowd rest squarely on the broad shoulders of the Baseball-playing Gorilla, a CG character created through director Kim Yong-hwa's own studio Dexter Digital
. The attempt to fully realize a believable gorilla as the main star in a 3D digital film without the luxury of a Hollywood-size blockbuster budget has proven to be major challenge for a Korea production and was long considered too risky to undertake. Well, a second teaser has arrived that showcases more actual footage with the digital VFX and it looks like they hit it out of the park in achieving their technical goal and defying expectations.
The cast include Xu Jiao (Starry Starry Night
) and Sung Dong-il (Take Off
, 200 Pounds Beauty
Wei Wei grew up in the circus with a bat-swinging gorilla named Ling Ling. After her grandfather dies in the Great Sichuan Earthquake, she has only Ling Ling to depend on. In order to pay her grandfather's debt, she has no choice but to accept sports agent Sung's proposal to bring Ling Ling to the Korean Baseball League.
Despite serious doubts and ridicule from the league, Ling Ling, now dubbed 'MR. GO', becomes an instant hit, hitting one home run after another and propelling his loundering team to the playoffs. However, the rise to stardom is met with unexpected troubles and MR. GO must now face adversaries beyond his control.
You'll find the second teaser embedded below. Mr. Go 3D
will be released theatrically in Korea in July.
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