October 27, 2016
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“Lost” star plays “Deathgames” with Samuel L. Jackson

A large ensemble of actors suddenly finds itself out of work thanks to ABC’s hit television show “Lost” drawing to a close. But one star, Daniel Dae Kim, is staying plenty busy now that he’s off the island.

Dae Kim plays Jin Kwon on the show, a hired gun who spent the bulk of his time during the series protecting his soul mate, Sun Kwon (Yunjin Kim). Now that the show is done filming, Dae Kwon is moving on to other projects.

He filmed a role in Matt Damon’s summer sci-fi thriller, “The Adjustment Bureau,” with Emily Blunt. It opens July 30. He remained in Hawaii — where “Lost” was shot — to film the pilot of an updated “Hawaii Five-O.” And Reuters reports that Dae Kim has just been cast alongside Samuel L. Jackson in an action thriller, “Deathgames.”

In the story, a madman (Jackson) kidnaps an innocent (Kellan Lutz) and forces him to partake in modern gladiator battles that are broadcast live on the Internet. Kim will play a fellow prisoner who, thankfully, is skilled with samurai-style swords. The movie will be filmed in Louisiana beginning next month.

As for “Lost,” it concludes with a two-hour series finale on Sunday, May 23.


About Sean O'Connell

Sean O'Connell is a nationally recognized film critic. His reviews have been published in print ('The Washington Post,' 'USA Today') and online (AMC FilmCritic.com, MSN's Citysearch) since 1996. He's a weekly contributor to several national radio programs. He is a longstanding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Southeastern Film Critics View all articles by Sean O'Connell Association (SEFCA).

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