(Korean Movies) SECTOR 7, 2011

SECTOR 7, 2011
Audience over 15
running time
101 minutes
cumulative audience
2242510 people


The southern tip of Jeju Island, 2,500 meters deep
there is something

The Eclipse oil rig floating in the open sea in Block 7, the southern tip of Jeju Island.
Contrary to the expectations of the crew members inflated with their dreams of becoming an oil-producing country, drilling operations often fail, and in the end they are ordered to withdraw from the headquarters. Veteran captain Jeong Man (Ahn Sung-ki) is sent from the headquarters to withdraw, and submarine equipment manager Hae-jun (Ha Ji-won), who is convinced that there is oil in Block 7, which he worked hard for for a long time, strongly resists the unilateral order of the headquarters. The time allowed for withdrawal is one month. One day, while Hae-jun and the crew were putting all their efforts into the final drilling operation, communication with the headquarters was suddenly cut off, and an abnormal air current was flowing in the Eclipse…

Block 7 with nowhere to escape or hide
A battle with an irresistible man begins

[ About Movie ]

Forgotten Space Block 7
Reborn as a space of battle in the movie <Sector 7>!

‘Sector 7’, which was a hot potato of the Korea-Japan diplomatic war in the 1970s, is reborn as a space of death in the summer of 2011 in the 3D action blockbuster <Sector 7>. In 1970, ‘Sector 7’ was known as the ‘Persian Gulf of Asia’ as it was known that there were nearly ten times the oil and natural gas reserves of Saudi Arabia, and it excited the entire nation with the dream of becoming an oil-producing country. ‘Sector 7’ is an undersea mine located on the continental shelf between Jeju Island and Kyushu, Japan. ‘Sector 7’, a space where oil-producing countries were once a reality rather than a dream, whose existence itself has now faded like a fantasy, was the perfect place for a cinematic space to tell the story to the production crew. ‘Sector 7’ gained a sense of reality as a real space, and the appearance of monsters gave wings to imagination. An oil rig floating all over the black sea, the crew and monsters isolated in it. The limited space with nowhere to hide or escape is expected to provide cinematic fun while simultaneously providing thriller thrills, breath-taking tension, and pleasure of action. In the summer of 2011, the battle for the lives of the monsters and the drilling crews that appeared on the oil rig, Eclipse, floating in the open sea of Block 7 has already begun.

Korean Angelina Jolie
Ha Ji-won, the only female warrior in Korea!

Ha Ji-won has always been a fighter in the movies. She was a boxer who punched hard for the championship belt, a detective from the Joseon Dynasty who gracefully wielded a long sword, a parasitic who controlled men’s hearts, and a stunt woman who performed lavender-scented actions. She, who left a strong impression with her irreplaceable presence in each work, is expected to fully unleash her action instincts that she has honed in the past through the movie <Sector 7>. In fact, it is no exaggeration to say that the movie <Sector 7> was a project that was possible because of actress Ha Ji-won. There are many actresses in Chungmuro, but it is difficult to find an actress as suitable as Ha Ji-won as an actress who can look plausible and not awkward at all, even if ‘one-on-one with a monster on a rig above the vast sea’. Although she is usually called ‘steel stamina’ in Chungmuro, she had to take a long time to prepare for the filming of <Sector 7>, where most of the action acting takes place. In preparation for the wire action of <Sector 7> and the tough physical fight with the monster, I did 8 hours a day swimming and weight training at the same time. I understood Haejun’s somewhat unfamiliar job as a submarine equipment manager and learned to ride a motorcycle, which is also Haejun’s hobby. In order to digest it competently, he is fully prepared, such as scuba diving and motorcycle licenses. In particular, even in the explosive scenes and dangerous stunt scenes that dizzy the viewers, he will challenge the action himself without using a double, giving the audience a thrilling pleasure. Ha Ji-won’s table action, which was born in this way, will deeply imprint the name of Ha Ji-won, the only action female warrior in Korea, to the audience who visited the theater on a hot summer day in August.

Born with pure domestic technology
Korea’s first 3D action blockbuster is coming!

After a monster appeared on the Han River in 2006 and a tsunami swept through Haeundae, where a million people gathered in 2009, Korean audiences are no longer unfamiliar with the imagination of Korean films with computer graphics wings. In 2011, <Sector 7> attempts to take another technological leap forward with 3D production. After working on <Haeundae>, producer Yoon Je-gyun, who had a firm belief in Korean technology, entrusted all of the CG and 3D parts related to <Sector 7> to a domestic Mopack studio. decided to complete It is no exaggeration to say that Mopack Studio was involved in the entire production process of <Sector 7>. From the Pre-Visualization (pre-Visualization: the production of a 3D video of a continuity with the camera composition roughly drawn in the planning stage of the movie) to the modeling of the inside and outside of the drilling vessel, and the design of monsters, there are places untouched by Mopack Studio. none. Of course, all of this was thoroughly prepared and planned with the goal of 3D production from the beginning. In <Sector 7>, the proportion of green screen shots by the actors is high, and in the case of monsters, the entire screen has to be implemented in CG rather than simple synthesis. By synthesizing the work background and working in 3D, the efficiency was maximized. In the summer of 2011, the audience will be able to feel a new visual impact and cinematic fun through the movie <Sector 7>.

blockbuster cast
Ha Ji-won, Ahn Seong-gi, Oh Ji-ho, Lee Han-wi, Park Chul-min, Song Sae-byeok, Cha Ye-ryun, etc. boarded the Eclipse!

In addition to Ha Ji-won, who has transformed into a female warrior full of action charisma, Korea’s leading actors have completed boarding the Eclipse. Actor Ahn Seong-ki, a leader in the Korean film industry, takes on the role of ‘Jeong Man’, a veteran captain who knows ‘Sector 7’ better than anyone. In particular, it is said that in this movie, he ran, rolled, and fell against monsters, and fought with a bare body that was second to none of the young actors. Oh Ji-ho, who showed off his bold masculine charm through the drama ‘Chuno’, took on the role of ‘Kim Dong-soo’, an investigator of fortitude. Oh Ji-ho, who is famous for her thorough self-management and excellent athleticism, maintained a particularly vivid condition even after a hard filming together. In addition, Han-wi Lee, a luxury supporting actor, plays the medical officer ‘Hyeong-hyeong Moon’, Cheol-min Song and Sae-byeok Song are the welding engineer ‘Jong-yun’, and Cheol-min Song and Ye-ryun Cha are expected to play the role of Ye-ryun Cha. collect the The actors agreed that the unfamiliar green screen, 3D shooting, and acting with an invisible opponent who had to rely only on imagination were possible because of the total trust in director Kim Ji-hoon and the staff. The struggle of the Eclipse crew, who fought for three months while covered in oil on a set surrounded by a green screen, can be seen on the screen in August.

The first Korean movie to be released in IMAX 3D®!
Meet <Sector 7> with the best IMAX system of the projection system!

The 3D action blockbuster <Sector 7>, which is about to be released on August 4, will be released in IMAX DMR 3D for the first time as a Korean movie. IMAX is known for providing the most immersive cinematic experience with the sharpest images and powerful sound delivery. IMAX uses a unique digital projector to deliver the best image in every aspect, including sharpness, brightness, and contrast, and the sound also delivers the clearest sound using its unique uncompressed digital sound technology. As the meaning is, IMAX is called the best of the existing projection system and is evaluated as a revolution in movie viewing culture. However, not all movies are lucky enough to show on IMAX. Digital re-mastered of general film into a format suitable for IMAX theaters requires high-level post-production such as color correction and sound reprocessing, is expensive, and must be an effective genre film when viewed in IMAX. because. It is for this reason that IMAX chose <Sector 7>. The production team of <Sector 7> also decided to release the IMAX 3D by abruptly deciding that the IMAX screening would be able to more effectively show the wriggling three-dimensional feeling of the monster and the spectacular action of the crew navigating the drilling ship. As a result, the audience can see the lively sound as if they are in the space of a real movie as well as a dynamic image that seems to be grasped by the rigging crew and the monstrous creature. <Site 7>, which depicts the battle between the monsters and the monsters in the deep sea, that takes place on the oil rig ‘Eclipse’ floating in the open sea of the southern tip of Jeju Island, is produced in 3D and is expected to be released on August 4th. You can check the scene of the battle.

[ Production Note ]

2 billion set production cost, 18 sets and computer graphics rig ‘Eclipse’
The proportion of rig set shooting in <Sector 7> is a whopping 99%. Surprisingly, none of the crew had ever seen a real rig before joining the film. Art director Park Il-hyeon, who participated in the exterior design work, said that although there was not enough data about the drilling ship, there was less prejudice, so that the wings of imagination could be spread more freely. The production crew wanted the drilling ship to be seen as a place where monsters and their crews fight, and at the same time, a living space. Although only one space appears in the film, a drilling ship, to avoid monotony and provide various action sequences, a maze-like corridor made of elevators or steel structures is included. In addition, the external design and interior drawings of the drilling vessel were completed in consideration of the actors’ movement, the habits of monsters, and 3D shooting, and a space unique to <Sector 7> was created. During the six months of filming, a whopping 18 sets were built, destroyed, and rebuilt repeatedly, including several corridor sets, a set of decks, and a set of elevators, where the action highlights of the movie were filmed. 2 billion was spent on the production of the set. Here, the rig ‘Eclipse’ with computer graphics technology of Mopack Studio is expected to provide the best thrill in the space itself.

Green Matte Perfect Adaptation
80% of the set was filled with green mats, except for the parts where the actors’ bodies touched. At the time of filming, there was no vast expanse of ‘Sector 7’, no drill ship ‘Eclipse’, and no monster creatures in the deep sea. All of this was to be filled with CG work after the live-action shooting. For this reason, the staff and actors had to fight against the backdrop of a green mat, completely relying on their imagination. In particular, the actors who had to make eye contact with the monster, run, roll, and fight, learned their own know-how through filming for six months. Ha Ji-won, who plays Hae-jun, said that he had to rely on his imagination for even the details of eye processing and emotional processing, so it was a great help to constantly train the image that there was a monster in front of you throughout the filming. Ahn Sung-ki and Oh Ji-ho said that their know-how was the total trust in director Kim Ji-hoon. As an actor, there were a lot of difficulties physically and mentally because I had to fight with an invisible opponent, but when I was not sure, I thought that the best way would be to trust the director and completely trust the instructions of the field experts. It wasn’t just the actors who had to adapt to the green matte shoot. Because it required thorough calculation and planning for the movement of the monster, the distance between the actors, and the gaze processing, which will be entered into the CG after filming, thorough preparation was required in advance than any other movie. The CG person in charge of Mopack Studio was always resident on the site, and the filming could be carried out in close cooperation with the production team. <Sector 7> is going to show a more realistic battlefield than the real thing, thanks to the passion of the actors and the perfect breathing of the production team.

[ Special ]

Deep sea monster made with 100% domestic technology
Creature maker created by an endless sense of challenge

The first goal of Mopack Studio CEO Jang Seong-ho, who was in charge of the creature work, was ‘a creature I’ve never seen before’. Therefore, in the design stage, parts that feel even a little dreary were thoroughly excluded. In addition to the external design, there was an attempt different from the existing method in expressing the skin of the monster. Instead of the *Texture Map program used in creature work, we chose the *Shader development method that creates a completely new skin. What CEO Jang Seong-ho used as a reference for skin texture was seafood. By touching, cutting, and pasting all the seafood that exists in Korea, from sea cucumbers and sea cucumbers to various dried fish, he created the skin texture of a creature that does not exist in this world. However, the monster in Sector 7 is different from the creatures in the existing movies in that it undergoes mutations and metamorphosis step by step, from a translucent luminous body the size of a tadpole to a giant 2m long monster with hard skin that even bullets cannot penetrate. . A total of 12 stages of creature work by size and nature were performed, and it took twice as much work and time as other works. It took about 3 years for the name of the strange creature to be realized on the screen, which started with the short text ‘The strange creature that appeared in the oil rig in Block 7’ in the scenario. It is expected that the birth of an attractive domestic creature created by endless passion for perfection and a reckless sense of challenge.

* Texture map: The most commonly used method of expressing texture. For example, a method of attaching a brick patterned sheet to a smooth cement wall to express a brick wall. It is effective when applied to CG elements in the distance, but because it is difficult to express details, in the case of CG elements that appear close, the realism is lowered.

* Shader development: It is possible to work with finer details than texture maps, and it is possible to express realistically by controlling the amount of light and projection on the material. For example, it is possible to express minute holes in a brick, a rough surface, and even the light and shadow of the surface, making it look like a real brick.

[Categorization of mutation stages by properties]
Step Q:
Translucent luminous body. It responds sensitively to microscopic stimuli from the outside and changes to H level.
Level H: The whole body is slippery due to the slime. Tentacles develop and become aggressive. When it receives an external attack or shock, it mutates to the P stage, and the mutation from H to P cannot be controlled by itself in the form of self-defense evolution.
Stage P: It has the most ferocious character among the stages, and its aggression is at its maximum. The skin becomes hard enough that even a bullet or a knife cannot penetrate it, and it can move at high speed.

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