This summer has been sizzling with some neat action titles and one such from director Li Jung-Sub, Real, has been serving up its own fair bit of hype in the last few months. Secretly Greatly star Kim Soo-Hyun makes his big screen return for the film’s June 28 release in South Korea and now has a brand new trailer to spare.
Jang Tae-young is an ambitious businessman whose aim is to control the criminal world. He’s about to launch the largest casino in the country called ‘Siesta’, in which people can come and enjoy all manner of pleasures. However he gets involved in a power struggle with mob boss Cho Won-geun over the control of Siesta. Just as he is on the verge of losing it all, a mysterious investigative journalist approaches him with a solution and with his help, Jang wins over Cho, but soon realizes that not all is what it seems…
There’s a certain air of signature style of film that I’m not going to wear out in mention here, but here’s to hoping all goes to plan then for director Lee Jung-Sub’s debut outing, Real. Should it pass muster then it would be an absolutely fine return to cinema for Secretly Greatly star Kim Soo-Hyun after four years away from the screen.
Exact plot details are nil for the film which otherwise has Lee’s script telling of a big secret rooted from a major casino and its ambitious owner who also happens to be the criminal underworld’s number-one trouble shooter. He then meets an ex-investigative journalist who signals a change in his life, and while we continue to ponder over whatever that means, it does eventually leave some sweet kick-ass fight action in between, stylish, and plush with color and edginess fitting for a Korean noir of this caliber so… it’s a teaser, but it promises a hell of a lot and it has my appeal.
CJ Entertainment is opening the film in June. Check out the trailer below!