Similar themes. Similar names.
It’s not difficult to compare the two upcoming saeguk movies because of that factor. Let’s take a look and compare I am the Joeson King of Lee Byung Hun (IRIS) and I am King of Joo Ji Hoon (Mawang). Here’s the little information that has been released so far.
I am a King
Before Grand Prince Chungnyeong becomes King Sejong the Great, he places a slave, who looks like him, in his throne and ventures outside of the palace walls. There Grand Prince Chungnyeong experiences the life of common people and society at large.
The genre of the movie is more of comedy. Joo Ji Hoon will play the roles of both slave Deok Chil and crown prince Chung Nyeong who becomes King Sejong.
I am the Joeson King, also known as Masquerade
Masquerade is a South Korean historical film adaption of The Prince and the Pauper and based on King Gwanghee and his lookalike Ha-sun.
Lee Byung Hun will also play two roles; the role of Chosun’s king Kwang Hae as well as the man Ha Sun who became the fake Kwang Hae. King Gwang Hae meets Ha Sun, and they decide to switch lives.
Here are a little tibdits on the other characters. Ryu Seung Ryong plays the character that puts the impostor on the throne. Han Hyo Joo plays Joong Jun who knows about the secret of the real and fake king.