Teaser Poster For Gorilla Baseball Comedy MR. GO
Meet Mr. Go, a gorilla who also happens to be a professional Baseball player. And he may very well establish a benchmark in Korean visual effects for a photorealistic CG character. The sports comedy poses unprecedented challenges in Korean cinema, consisting of 2000 shots in full 3D photography with half of the footage allocated to bringing a Gorilla to life through performance capture and the most sophisticated CGI.
Based on a popular Korean comic by Heo Yeong-man, the live action film is directed by Kim Yong-hwa (Take Off, 200 Pounds Beauty) with a $20 million budget. The cast includes Xu Jiao (Starry Starry Night, CJ7) 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 floundering 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 an image and concept art in our gallery below. Mr. Go 3D will be released theatrically in Korea in July.