Is The Childe Based on a True Korean-Filipino Boxer?

Kim Seon Ho as Nobleman in The Childe
Credit: CreaZion Studios

Kim Seon Ho as Nobleman in The Childe
Credit: CreaZion Studios

After a short break from acting, Kim Seon Ho is making his return. His return also marks his movie debut in the upcoming The Childe film.

The movie is a collaboration between CreaZion Studios and Glimmer Philippines. It will be released first in South Korea on June 2, followed by a release in Philippine cinemas on July 5.

The film's early working title was Seulpeun Yeoldae or Sad Tropics.

What Is The Childe Movie About?

Kang Tae Joo as Marco Han, Kim Seon Ho as Nobleman in The Childe
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Credit: CreaZion Studios

The Childe is a movie following the story of a Korean-Filipino boxer, Marco, who gets in trouble with some men.

The plot synopsis shared by AsianWiki reads:

"A boy in the Philippines, who was born to a Korean father and Filipino mother, dreams of becoming a boxer. The boy travels to South Korea to find his father that abandoned him and he gets involved with unsavoury people."

Seon Ho's role is an unnamed character known simply as the Nobleman. Seon Ho stars opposite Kang Tae Joo, who plays the lead role of Marco, a Korean-Filipino boxer.

Overnight, Marco becomes the target of some men.

Who Stars in The Childe?

Kang Tae Joo as Marco Han in The Childe
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As of this writing, the confirmed cast of The Childe includes the following names:

  • Kim Seon Ho (as Nobleman)
  • Kang Tae Joo (as Marco Han)
  • Go Ara (as Yun Ju)
  • Kang Woo Kim (as Director Han)

This movie marks Seon Ho's debut in a film. At the height of the success of his previous show, Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha, Seon Ho received criticism over reports that he pressured his ex-girlfriend to get an abortion.

Prior to this, Seon Ho allegedly promised his girlfriend that he would marry her. But instead, he broke up with her and pressured her to terminate her pregnancy.

When the news blew up, Seon Ho was removed from his TV shows, advertisements, and commercials. Some of his fans also seemed to be heartbroken over his actions.

Kim Seon Ho as Nobleman in The Childe
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Credit: CreaZion Studios

Fortunately, acquaintances of Seon Ho and his ex-girlfriend spoke up in support of the former. They also provided evidence that showed Seon Ho actually wanted to keep the baby and form a family of his own.

The damage, however, has already been done and hit Seon Ho's career. This forced the actor to take a seven-month hiatus from acting and social media.

Is There a Trailer for The Childe?

Kim Seon Ho as Nobleman in The Childe
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Credit: CreaZion Studios

The teaser trailer of The Childe was released on May 15th. It shows Seon Ho waiting for someone.

The rest of the characters in the film are shown in the trailer, with a thrilling car chase. You can watch the trailer here:

We're not yet sure whether Nobleman is a protagonist or an antagonist in the film. But based on the trailer, he could be a hired assassin out to kill Marco.

The big question is, why are people out to get Marco? And what is Nobleman's role in all of this?

We'll find out once The Childe gets released in theaters.


The Childe is coming out in theaters on June 2 (South Korea) and July 5 (The Philippines).


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