2016 was a banner year for director Woo Min-ho following dark thriller Man Of Vendetta and lighthearted spy flick, The Spies. He accrued mutliple ‘Bests’ at festivals for his sprawling 2016 corporate crime thriller, Inside Man, and he’s since made his return to the helm for the long-awaited 70’s-set The Drug King which opens December 19 featuring Song Kang-ho.
He’s joined by actress Bae Doo-na and fellow cohort from The Face Reader, actor Cho Jung-seok for the story not far from many who are keen on narrative “rise-and-fall” crime epics. This one sees Song in the role of Lee Doo-sam, a small time smuggler in Busan who rises to the occasion per the illegal drug trade and rides his way up the ladder forthwith to become the head of his own criminal empire.
The official trailer is finally here ahead of its December release. View it above as well as the most recent poster below.