: Choson Dynasty period, past in 1509. Jeong Woochi
is a Taoist master's talanted student, wag and prankster. He is not looking for a true Tao, instead he just learned a few magic tricks and dreaming of fame, power and other wordy pleasures. At every his chance, he gets out of the monastery to search for ancient artifacts along with his trusty dog, Chorangyi
. Once, he got a master's part of Golden Pipe - a musical instrument with magic power to control goblins. Hwadam
- a mighty wizard turned into goblin, who hunting hard to get the whole Golden Pipe, sealed Woochi
in a magic painting along with his part of the pipe.
In 2009, goblins begin to appear in modern day Seoul and wreak havoc on the world. Woochi
are offered freedom in return for catching the goblins. The only snag is that Woochi
is more interested in exploring the modern day world and chasing after women rather than chasing after goblins.
- The film is based on the Korean folklore, «Tale of Jeon Woo Chi».
- Filming locations include Seoul, Busan, Daegu, Cheolwon, Cheonju, and Ik-san, South Korea and also Boracay, Philippines.
- The budget is about US$9 millions
- The film won 3-rd place in Korean box-office for 2009, after triumphal disaster Haeundae and sport blockbuster Take Off. Through its South Korean theatrical run Woochi sold a total of 6 million tickets.