Teaser Trailer for Kim Ji-woon's Korean Thriller 'The Age of Shadows'
The first trailer has debuted for the new film from Korean director Kim Ji-woon, who most recently made the action film The Last Stand featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger (though the rest of his filmography is much better). His latest film is a thriller titled The Age of Shadows and is set during the 1920s in Korea, telling a story about the Heroic Corps, an anti-Japanese independence organization that fought back against the Japanese occupation of Korea. The cast features Song Kang-ho, Gong Yoo, and Han Ji-min. This first trailer does have English subtitles, but it also highlights the stunning set design and sleek cinematography, which is standard for Kim Ji-woon's films. I'm already looking forward to seeing this, whenever that will be.
Set in the late 1920s, The Age of Shadows follows the cat-and-mouse game that unfolds between a group of resistance fighters led by Gong's character, trying to bring in explosives from Shanghai to destroy key Japanese facilities in Seoul, and Japanese agents trying to stop them. Song plays a talented Korean-born Japanese police officer who was previously in the independence movement himself and is thrown into a dilemma between the demands of his reality and the instinct to support a greater cause. The Age of Shadows is directed by acclaimed Korean filmmaker Kim Ji-woon, of A Tale of Two Sisters, A Bittersweet Life, The Good, the Bad, the Weird, I Saw the Devil and The Last Stand previously. The film opens in Korea later this year, but doesn't have any US release date set yet. Stay tuned for more updates. First impression?