Liam Neeson stars in South Korean war film as famed US general

Liam Neeson is Gen. Douglas MacArthur in a new South Korean film coming to American theaters Aug. 12 – “Operation Chromite,” a war drama based on the real-life happenings at the Battle of Incheon during the Korean War.

Directed by John H. Lee, who helmed another war drama, “71: Into the Fire,” in 2010, but who is most famous for the classic 2004 melodrama “A Moment to Remember,” the movie also features Korean box office stars Lee Jung-jae and Lee Beom-soo.

Set in 1950, the film tells the story of South Korean Navy Special Forces who disguise themselves as North Koreans with the help of their American allies.

The real battle, an invasion by the South Koreans and the United Nations on a mission to recapture the city of Incheon from the North, was a four-day effort commanded by Gen. MacArthur.

The pic, which premiered Wednesday in Korea, comes not long after the 63rd anniversary of the Korean War armistice, which ended bloodshed in 1953.