Lest you think you’re running out of reasons to enjoy your summer at the movies, Ryoo Seung Wan’s new period epic, The Battleship Island is finally rolling out with an official U.S. trailer this week. The film is kicking off with a Buena Park premiere at CGV Cinemas in California ahead of a rollout that will slowly expand throughout the state as well as in Seattle, Washington by August 4.
During the Japanese colonial era, roughly 400 Korean people, who were forced onto Battleship Island (‘Hashima Island’) to mine for coal, attempt to escape.
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