I Saw the Devil teaser and trailer online
The teaser we saw before for I Saw the Devil had me hooked. It looked great and with Kim Ji-woon directing Lee Byung-hun and Choi Min-sik, how could you not be interested? Two huge Korean actors and an equally big name director who has an eye for style, with a plot that pitches the two together?
I Saw the Devil follows the trailer of a serial killer the police are tracking down, and when a detective sees that his own fiancée has fallen victim to the killer he decides to set out and do whatever he can to bring the killer to justice, whatever that turns him into.
The blurb for I Saw the Devil (Akmareul Boattda) looks good, but then the slightly different teaser I have below and the trailer that follows makes it look even better.
Kim Ji-woon looks as though to have done an excellent job on the look of the film, it feels a dark and taught thriller and with credits such as The Good, the Bad, and the Weird (Filmstalker review), A Bittersweet Life, A Tale of Two Sisters and Three Extremes II to his name you'll know what to expect.
Then there are the two stars, Lee Byung-hun and Choi Min-sik, the latter you'll recognise from the superb Oldboy, while Lee has been seen in The Good, The Bad and the Weird, A Bittersweet Life, Three Extremes and J.S.A.: Joint Security Area, and G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.
Great line-up of talent, then there's the blurb for I Saw the Devil:
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.
Now, here comes a slightly different teaser to the one we've already seen, and a new trailer that follows which I think is excellent. It suggests there's a little bit more to the tale than the blurb would suggest, perhaps a few twists and turns in the relationship between the two characters.