The Joseon dynasty remains evermore a staple for directors to build off of in film, leaving plenty of actors to leave quite the impression as well. Leave that to Blades Of Blood helmer, acclaimed director Lee Joon-Ik whose new period drama, The Throne is gearing up for a release in September in the good company of actor Yoo Ah-In, and beloved actor Song Kang-Ho at the center of a compelling period drama with political upheaval, intense conflict, and inner turmoil that puts this a royal family on the brink.
In the year of 1762, when King Yeongjo of the Joseon dynasty’s been ruling for 35 years already, Crown prince Sado is accused of plotting treason by his biological mother lady Yi. Yeongjo falls into a dilemma since he could not penalize his own son as a traitor as it would mean that he would become the father of a traitor threatening his throne, and ends up ordering Sado to take his own life. As Sado’s lieges oppose Yeongjo’s decision by putting their own lives at risk, Yeongjo locks Sado in a wooden rice chest. Locked up without being given a single drop of water, Sado is also deprived from succeeding the throne, having his son take his place as an heir. On the 8th day inside the chest, Sado faces death. The movie follows the most tragic and iconic 8 days in the history of Joseon Dynasty disclosing what forced a father to kill his own son.
A brand new teaser is now circulating with swords at the ready! Check it out below!