for the emperor
Live in South Korea and fancy an Korean-language action-packed, lovesick crime story? Then mark your calendar on June 12 for director Park Sang-Jun‘s new noir thriller, For The Emperor. The official trailer went online this week, in addition to a slate of stills which you can check out now via AsianWiki.
It looks like things are getting heavily underway for director Park Sang-jun and his latest cinematic gangster crime flick, For The Emperor. Stills of the film have already gone viral with recent airing of a photoshoot BTS video and the official first teaser for the film featuring actors Lee Min-Ki and Park Sung-Woong, and actress Lee Tae-Im, in a story about a down-and-out former pro-baseballer and game fixer who gets taken under the wing of an organized crimeboss.
The film is set to hit this June with a date still pending, but we now also have a proper synopsis that offers what appears to be a tasty dramatic action thriller that pitting a tough thug against a notorious gangster and his small army. In addition, we now have two new character posters for our male leads, Lee and Park, which you can observe toward the bottom of the page. Check those out in addition to the teaser in case you missed it, and stick around for more information.
Hwan (LEE Min-ki), former professional baseball player. He was involved in fixing games and left the mound after losing everything. Natural born athlete gets recruited by the private loan ring, and the young naïve man gets fascinated by their money and power. He has nothing on him but expands his territory with confidence and malice.
Sang-ha (PARK Sung-woong) is the cold-blooded illegal organization’s boss who leads his members with loyalty and trust. He takes Hwan under his wing when is struggling and weak by bringing him into his circle of crime. And with Sang-ha’s trust he climbs up the ladder in an illegal private loan ring, Hwang-jae Capital.
Meanwhile, he falls in love with Yun-su (LEE Tae-im) who is only worth as a business tool. Suddenly Yun-su disappears, and Hwan thinks that Sang-ha is deeply involved with her leaving. Hwan is going to start rebel against his boss Sang-ha to win his love and authority.
Phantom: The Submarine helmer Park Sang-jun is back this year with a brand new noir action crime thriller that was just introduced to the public last month during the Hong Kong FilMart. That film is the new Busan noir crime thriller, For The Emperor, featuring Monster star Lee Min-ki in a story of a former pro-baseball player and game saboteur who gets caught and loses everything before finding salvation under the wing of a local crime boss, and becomes romantically involved with a sexy bar owner.
The film also stars New World actor Park Sung-woong and Days Of Wrath co-star, actress Lee Tae-Im, who can now be seen in the latest of two new videos out this week, including a 30-second teaser that’s bound to attain your curiousity if you’re into action films. For The Emperor is set to release this June with a date still pending.
Check out both videos below and stay tuned for more updates.