Kim Jee-Woon’s new film, Inrang, is doing a pretty ample job with the hype this week after rolling out a 22-second teaser the other day. My guess is that was only announcement with Warner Bros. Korea applying the Hollywood formula in kind these days with a full teaser now online ahead of an official trailer to possibly come between now and its July 25 release.
As for the film, Okiura Hiroyuki’s animated 1999 hit, Jin Roh: The Wolf Brigade – adapted from Oshii Mamoru’s Kerberos Saga at the time – serves as the basis seen in Kim’s iteration; Transplanting from alt-1950s Germany, Inrang settles for dystopian future tale in the year 2029 following seven years of peace talks in lieu of a truce between North and South Korea, and the warring extremist factions from both sides.
Terrorist attacks arise and thus, a new specialized military force is implemented to counter the upheaval. That’s largely what the footage as of late has offered whilst VERY lightly hinting at the crux of the tale: the tragic love story that ensues for an elite member of the anti-terror unit and his peculiar connection with a mysterious woman.
However this plays out, I’m sure Kim will have a treat for fans this summer and I sure hope to attain some expedient U.S. acquisition news in due time.
Inrang stars actors Gang Dong-Won and Jung Woo-Sung, and actress Han Hyo-Joo star. Watch the teaser now!