Park In-Je, director of the upcoming Disney+ drama “Moving,” spoke with Cine21 about the drama’s cast as well as his thoughts on the original webtoon.
The director stated that he was given the script before reading the original webtoon “Moving.” He said he felt “warmth and family love” from the script, which he didn’t feel from the scripts of his other films, such as “The Mayor” and “Kingdom” season 2.
The story of “Moving” revolves around two people, Bong-seok and Hee-soo. At the beginning of the story, Hee-soo transfers to a school where Bong-seok attends. Bong-seok has the ability to float in the air, while Hee-soo has the ability to heel quickly from injuries. The two happen to know that each has a secret that they cannot reveal to others.
In the drama “Moving,” Lee Jung-Ha and Go Yoon-Jung play the characters Bong-seok and Hee-soo. According to the director, “the purity and warmth of actor Lee Jung-Ha and the coolness of Ko Yoon Jung” fit the characters well.
On the surface, the school where the two main characters attend appears to be a typical Korean high school. However, surveillance is taking place under the supervision of an unknown organization. While Bong-seok and Hee-soo are under attack by strangers, the truth about their parents’ lives begins to emerge.
In the drama “Moving,” Jo In-Sung plays Bong-seok’s father, Doo-shik, and Han Hyo-Joo plays Bong-seok’s mother, Mi-hyun. In addition, Ryu Seung-Ryong plays Hee-soo’s father, Joo-won. The director stated that the chemistry between the characters would be another enjoyable experience for the drama audience. He said, “Doo-shik and Mi-hyun’s love, Doo-shik and Joo-won’s friendship, and Mihyun and Juwon’s behaviors as parents will all be shown in separate episodes.”
There are several scenes in the original webtoon “Moving” that the author chose to be symbolic of the story. Those scenes include Hee-soo running in a yellow raincoat and Mi-hyun floating with a young Bongseok.
The director tells the audience to look at how the original webtoon scenes are shown in video form. “It’ll be interesting to imagine the scene of Hee-soo fighting versus 17 people and Joo-won’s dark past.”