The film industry is facing an unprecedented crisis with the Covid-19 pandemic, and South Korea is no exception. Still, as we adjust to our “new normal”, actors and film crews have started to get back to work, albeit in a variety of socially distanced ways – with a number of big screen titles already wrapped on set and given the go-ahead to finish production. As we look forward to the cinema release schedule being repopulated with blockbusters, here are nine K-movies you can look forward to watching from 2021. Loved Parasite? Watch 5 more twisted Korean movies Concrete Utopia Vanishing Time: A Boy Who Returned (2016) director Uhm Tae-hwa returns with the film Concrete Utopia (working title), which is about the aftermath of a massive earthquake that destroys Seoul. Based on a webtoon that gained popularity for its candid portrayal of people’s true natures in the face of an unexpected disaster, the film depicts the struggles of the survivors who live at Hwanwoong Apartment, the only building left standing. Lee Byung-hun, Park Seo-joon and Park Bo-young are confirmed cast members. The Pirates: Goblin Flag The sequel to period adventure film The Pirates (2014) starring Son Ye-jin and Kim Nam-gil, The Pirates: Goblin Flag features The Accidental Detective (2015) director Kim Jeong-hoon and screenwriter Chun Sung-il, who reprises his role. The film depicts a rousing ocean battle between pirates, bandits and pioneers searching for the lost treasure of the royal Goryeo family, which disappeared in a whale attack before the founding of the Joseon dynasty. The colourful cast includes Exo’s Sehun , Kang Ha-neul, Han Hyo-joo, Lee Kwang-soo, Kwon Sang-woo, Chae Soo-bin and Kim Sung-oh, who started filming in July. Bae Suzy’s love life, revealed – who she dated, and who she didn’t Soul Mate Kim Da-mi and Jeon So-nee, of The Witch: Part 1. The Subversion and Jo Pil-ho: The Dawning Rage fame respectively, reunite in remake film Soul Mate (working title). The original film of the same name released in China in 2016 and became a major hit, with leading actors Zhou Dongyu and Sandra Ma both winning best leading actress in Taiwan’s Golden Horse Film Awards – a first for the industry. The movie tells of the jealousy, longing and love-hate relationship between two childhood friends after they fell for the same man. Re-encounter (2010) director Min Yong-geun will direct the Korean version. Hunt Long-time friends Lee Jung-jae and Jung Woo-sung are finally co-starring in the same film for the first time in more than 20 years since City of the Rising Sun (1999) . H unt (working title), which began production three years ago, also marks Lee’s directorial debut. The spy action film focuses on ace National Intelligence Service (NIS) agents Park Pyung-ho and Kim Jung-do, who make a massive discovery while chasing after the head of North Korean espionage. It’s set to be released some time next year. Korea’s other famous film director – Park Chan-wook Apgujeong Report Ordinary People (2018) director Lim Jin-soon and actor Ma Dong-seok have joined forces once again in Apgujeong Report (working title). The film tells the story of Dae Guk, a nosy man from Apgujeong, and Ji Woo, played by Jung Kyung-ho, a grumpy but skilful plastic surgeon who runs a business in Gangnam. Other confirmed cast members include Oh Na-ra, Oh Yeon-seo, and Jung Ji-so. Citizen Deok Hee Ra Mi-ran returns to another lead role following Girl Cops (2019) and Honest Candidate (2020). Inspired by a true story, Citizen Deok Hee (working title) tells the story of a housewife in her forties working to take down a voice phishing gang leader after falling victim to one of the group’s scams. It’s the first commercial film by director Pak Young-ju, who has so far released independent works 1 Kilogram and Second Life . Gong Myung, Yeom Hye-ran, Jang Yoon-ju, Park Byung-eun and Ahn Eun-jin will star alongside Ra. Start-Up’s Nam Da-reum and 8 times he stole the show as a younger lead Woo Ri and Ja Young Jeong Ga-young, who directed independent films Bitch on the Beach (2016), Hit the Night (2017) and Heart (2019), makes her commercial debut with romance film Woo Ri and Ja Young (working title). Son Seok-koo and Jeon Jong-seo play 33-year-old Woo-ri, a lonely reporter who pens a sex column yet is bad with romance, and 29-year-old Ja-young, a daring woman who swears off dating after being dumped by her last boyfriend. The two meet through a dating app. Viewers are looking forward to seeing how Jeong will depict this love story, as she’s known for her candid approach towards expressing female love and desire. Limit This suspense thriller, directed by The Spy: Undercover Operation ’s (2013) Lee Seung-joon, follows a police officer who goes undercover to hunt down a criminal behind a kidnapping case. Lee Jung-hyun stars as So Eun, who finds herself caught up in high-stakes mind games with the kidnapper after taking the place of the victim’s parents. Moon Jung-hee, Jin Seo-yeon, and Park Myung-hoon are also in the cast line-up. Filming started in July. 5 Korean films remade by Bollywood – how do they compare? Baby, Box, Broker Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda – who released his first international film The Truth starring Catherine Deneuve, Juliette Binoche and Ethan Hawke in 2019 – makes his Korean film debut with Baby, Box, Broker (working title). Starring Parasite’s Song Kang-ho, Cloud Atlas’ Bae Doona and Kang Dong-won, the movie is about the people who meet each other through the “baby box” system, through which parents who cannot raise their infant children can anonymously leave them behind. The script is in progress, and filming starts next year. This article originally appeared on Zapzee. Want more stories like this? Sign up here . Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter .