Director Ha Won-Joon’s inaugural directorial feat with Stray Dogs invites a refreshing come back for one of the action genre’s most favored and celebrated with the return of actor Jung Doo-Hong in Fist And Furious. The actor and prolific martial arts director and choreographer to hit filmmakers like Yoon Jong-Bin (Kundo), Ryoo Seung-Wan (Arahan, No Blood No Tears, City Of Violence), Kim Jee-Woon (Illang, I Saw The Devil) and Jon Chu (G.I. Joe: Retaliation) has been nary seen on the screen save for appearing in a promotional short for Motorola with Kane Kosugi called Timeless, as well as a cameo on hit Netflix series, Sense8, and so seeing him back in his element with this first official trailer going around is definitely going to rouse the senses. And boy does a hat-tip go out to Hancinema for this lovely find!
News collection, missing persons, drugs, escapes and revenge. A former violent detective with a knife in his head and a sneaky materialistic VJ collaborate!
Freelance VJ Gook-hyeon is a North Korean defector who is looking for news when he comes across Ki-man, a former detective who lives with a knife stuck in his head. Ki-man is living off scraps until Gook-hyeon convinces him he would help him get revenge on Jeong Tae-hwa, a drug mob boss who killed his partner.
While they track down Jeong Tae-hwa, they meet Seol-lan, who is looking for her missing sister, Song-hwa, who is Jeong Tae-hwa’s mistress. All three of them head to a deserted island in the South.
Jung is also joined by Ryu Deok-hwan (Default), Seo Eun-ah (Arthdal Chronicles series, Missing), Jung Ui-kap (Chronicle Of A Blood Merchant), Ryu Seung-kuk (Biting Fly), Choi Je-heon (Revenger), Kim Sa-kwon (Musudan), Kwon Jae-hwan (Forgotten) and Choi Ha-na (Giant series, The Mighty Gift). The film is due in July for South Korea but I’m instantly pining for a North American release right then if not soon as freaking possible.
Jung’s work is some of the best his fans have ever seen and I have no problem speaking for any number of them. If they’re reading this as you are, they already know where I’m coming from, and in kind, know that we’ve yet to have enough of seeing this man in action. And in a title that no less speaks to any viable demographic of martial arts fandom with a title like Fist And Furious? Really?? Do we even need to discuss this??
I want a seat in the theater now, and I already want the Blu-Ray. Bring it. BRING IT!!!