With the first of now-slated two seasons for Korean period horror drama, Kingdom, set to arrive January 25, the official series trailer is now here. A Hard Day and The Tunnel helmer Kim Sung-hoon partners with award winning hit tvN series Signal scribe, writer Kim Eun-hee for the new show that centers on a Joseon prince’s suicide mission to investigate a mysterious outbreak when the king dies and suddenly reanimates.
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A year after working together on Confidential Assignment, actor Hyun-Bin’s latest return to the screen proves continually fruitful once more with Kim Seung-Hoon on period action adventure horror, Rampant. Why the film underwent three title changes is beyond my own understanding, though Rampant definitely sticks both creatively as well as applicably with respect to the narrative preset in Hwang Jo-Yoon’s screenplay.
Just shy of a week, Well Go USA is getting their worm in early bird fashion with the official U.S. trailer for zombie creature feature, Rampant. Kim Sung-hoon directs for lead actors Hyun Bin and Jang Dong-Gun with an October release date slated for Korea, and a North American rollout to follow on November 2.
The late end of 2018 is still stocking up on horror spectacle this season. Next Entertainment World’s forthcoming October release of zombie thriller, Rampant, is just the latest to make note of now with an official teaser online to signal fans.
One doesn’t usually think “zombies” when mentioning a Joseon period film. That genre is usually keen on feats of swordplay, war, drama and romance among others, so while as interesting as zombie movies can be in any time period, surely enough Confidential Assignment helmer Kim Sung-Hoon will have something for cinephiles and genre film fans to gravitate to by next year with his latest Joseon era thriller, Outbreak.
The film mark’s Kim’s third stint at the helm whilst reuniting with actor Hyun Bin for the production of the new period zombie thriller ahead of its 2018 release. Joining the two is actor Jang Dong Gun (No Tears for the Dead) starring as Kim Ja Joon, Minister of War and rival to Bin’s role of Lee Chong, a Joseon prince who is initially held hostage and returns to Joseon to fight alongside his elder brother, Crown Prince Lee Young in the wake of a deadly zombie uprising.
Rounding out the cast are Kim Joo Hyuk as Lee Young with actress Lee Sun Bin as archer Deok Hee and Jo Woo Jin as her older brother with Train To Busan co-star Kim Eui Sung as the King.
2017 is here and first on CJ Entertainment’s agenda is a new title that looks to continue the appeal of moviegoers with some more spectacular action and comedy of the South Korean variety. For this, we have Cooperation, here to help bring things into focus some ahead of its January 18 release from director Kim Sung-Hoon.
North Korean detective Im Chul Ryung is sent to South Korea to catch Cha Ki Sung, the boss of a North Korean refugee crime organization. There, Chul Ryung cooperates with South Korean detective Kang Jin Tae. For the first time, the two countries cooperate to take down a criminal.
Actor Hyun Bin of Spin Kick and The Fatal Encounter fame pairs alongside Public Enemy franchise and Veteran co-star Yu Hae-Jin for this latest affair which adds a dose or two of slapstick to accomodate the bullets, fisticuffs and high-speed pursuits that ensue. Watch the new trailer below and keep your eyes peeled!
Indeed, The Tunnel was one of the most compelling (and sometimes gutting) films I’ve seen. It grips you in some ways you least expect while making the most out of its actors, using its perilous moments as the inertia it needs, and not as “characters” themselves as other directors may try to, which feels pretentious to a certain degree depending on the film. With Ha, Bae and Oh anchoring this fine dramatic venture, the film is also very much a mark of continued sharpness and career progress from a filmmaker I wish I paid attention to a year sooner. If there is one thing Kim knows how to do at the director’s chair, it is tell great stories that focus on people more than spectacle, and flesh out the best of what they can offer in the moments scenes call for in a film, and The Tunnel, much to his credit, is no exception.