Following a teaser released back in January, we now have a new trailer for director Lee Jae Kyu‘s new saeguk drama, The King’s Wrath, featuring actor Hyun Bin in his first film role after finishing his mandated tour in the military in late 2012. Bin stars as an eighteenth century ruler caught at the center of an internal conspiracy to kill him following the death of his father, and the further political upheaval and turmoil that ensues.
Several posters and pictures are floating around the internet as we speak, but we also have a few new posters to check out in addition to the official trailer which you can catch a glimpse of below, courtesy of HanCinema. The King’s Wrath bows domestically on April 30, 2014.
King Jeongjo (1752-1800) was the 22nd ruler of the Joseon Dynasty. Nicknamed the “King of Misfortune,” he witnessed the death of his father Crown Prince Sado, who was executed by a royal decree ordered by his grandfather, then-King Yeongjo, and was subsequently caught in the midst of fierce party strife between the Noron and Soron factions during his reign.