I Saw the Devil trailer online
I Saw the Devil has everything going for it, a superb trailer featuring two great Korean actors whom you should instantly recognise, a director who is still celebrating the success of the epic Korean western The Good, the Bad, and the Weird (Filmstalker review), and now a trailer that looks dark, moody, and filled with powerful performances.
I'm hooked already. Then there's the blurb to read.
Kyung-chul is a dangerous psychopath who kills for pleasure. He has committed infernal serial murders in diabolic ways that one cannot even imagine and his victims range from young women to even children. The police have chased him for a long time, but were unable to catch him. One day, Joo-yeon, daughter of a retired police chief becomes his prey and is found dead in a horrific state.
Her fiance Dae-hoon, a top secret agent, decides to track down the murderer himself. He promises himself that he will do everything in his power to take bloody vengeance against the killer, even if it means that he must become a monster himself to get this monstrous and inhumane killer.
The blurb and trailer were caught through AITH with the trailer embedded below once I sought it out online.
It's an interesting plot line, and something that is immediately casting up some interesting possibilities. A secret agent doesn't play by the same rules as just about anyone, never mind the police force. Imagine, in Hollywood terms, it would be like setting Bourne up and dropping him in the middle of Se7en.
However this is not Hollywood, thankfully, and we're looking at the next film from Ji-woon Kim is the co-writer and director of the film, a talent you might know if you've seen A Bittersweet Life, A Tale of Two Sisters, Three Extremes II, or The Good, the Bad, and the Weird (Filmstalker review).
Then there's the fact that Byung-hun Lee and Min-sik Choi both star in the film, Lee you'll recognise from other film including The Good, The Bad and the Weird, A Bittersweet Life, Three Extremes and J.S.A.: Joint Security Area, and of course the recent G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. Meanwhile Choi needs few reminders, let's just say Oldboy shall we? That's surely enough.
Here's the trailer, sorry you have to sit through the advert, it's there though, stick with it because it looks great..