Credit: Gene Page/AMC Photo: Glenn Rhee Has a Scratch on His Face in The Walking Dead Season 4, Episode 16: “A”

Steven Yeun plays pizza boy-turned-zombie-slayer Glenn Rhee on The Walking Dead — which is currently shooting Season 5 in Georgia — but off-set he’s making some serious moves in the film industry.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Steven is set to executive produce and star in the film adaptation of Kang Chol-Hwan's autobiographical book The Aquariums of Pyongyang. Steven will have the lead role of Kang Chol-Hwan, the first survivor of one of North Korea’s concentration camps to escape and tell his story, documenting the extreme conditions and sharing his personal insight into life in the secretive nation.

As THR noted, it’s “Part horror story, part historical document, part memoir, part political tract.” It will surely be a powerful role for Steven to play, and very different from his time as Glenn (who is currently stuck in a Terminus train car, but at least he’s stuck with his fiancee/wife Maggie.)

To make the film, Steven is working with Radar Pictures, which also produced Riddick and Spring Breakers. It was also recently announced that Steven would voice the lead role of Tony CHu in the upcoming animated feature Chew, based on the popular comic book series. His movie I Origins is also set for limited release this July.

We wish Steven the best of luck in his movie endeavors, although selfishly we hope he’s not so successful that he leaves TWD anytime soon. 

The Walking Dead Season 5 premieres in October on AMC.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter