Illang: The Wolf Brigade (Hangul: 인랑; Hanja: 人狼; RR: Illang; lit. Werewolf; also known as Inrang) is a 2018 South Korean science fiction action film directed by Kim Jee-woon and starring Gang Dong-won, Han Hyo-joo, Jung Woo-sung and Kim Mu-yeol. It is a live-action adaptation of the Japanese animated film Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade.
The film was released on July 25, 2018. Distributed by Warner Bros. Korea, the film had cost 19 billion won (US$17.04 million) to produce. It received mixed reviews and underperformed at the domestic box office, selling around 897,000 tickets against its break-even point of six million tickets. The film will compete in the San Sebastián International Film Festival for the Golden Shell, becoming the second South Korean film to do so.
In the year 2029, South and North Korea agree to set up a unified government. They have prepared for the unification for the past 5 years. Meanwhile, demonstrators, supporting and opposing the unification, become more fierce. A terror organization known as Sect” appears. They are against unification. A special police force is formed in response, while a powerful government intelligence agency is also against unification.
- Movie: Illang: The Wolf Brigade
- Revised romanization: Inrang
- Hangul: 인랑
- Director: Kim Jee-Woon
- Writer: Mamoru Oshii (original story), Kim Jee-Woon, Jun Chul-Hong
- Producer: Kim Woo-Sang, Kim Tae-Wan
- Cinematographer: Lee Mo-Gae
- Release Date: July 25, 2018
- Runtime: 138 min.
- Genre: Sci-Fi / Action
- Distributor: Warner Bros.
- Language: Korean
- Country: South Korea
- Gang Dong-won as Im Joong-kyung
- A highly-trained officer and member of Wolf Brigade who becomes conflicted after witnessing a girl die before his eyes.
- Han Hyo-joo as Lee Yoon-hee
- Elder sister of “the girl in red cape” who detonates a suicide bomb.
- Jung Woo-sung as Jang Jin-tae
- Chief of training camp for Wolf Brigade.
- Kim Mu-yeol as Han Sang-woo
- Deputy head of the public security department and is also a member of Wolf Brigade.
- Han Ye-ri as Goo Mi-kyung
- Choi Min-ho as Kim Cheol-jin
- Jang Jin-tae’s right-armed man and leading member of Wolf Brigade.
- Shin Eun-soo as Lee Jae-hee
- “The girl in red cape”, Lee Yoon-hee’s younger sister
- Choi Jin-ho as Chief Presidential Secretary
- Ok Ja-yeon
- Heo Joon-ho as Lee Gi-Seok