Thursday, November 7, 2013

An Unlikely Assassin Puts Family First In The New Trailer For THE ALUMNI

The most current trailer is now online from the upcoming Korean assassin thriller, The Alumni, from director Park Hong-Soo. Based on a script by Kim Soo-Young that centers on the historical consequences suffered by third generation Koreans, the film focuses on the story of young man who moves south and is forced to reside the life of an assassin killing North Korean spies to save his sister following his father dies.

Production on the film saw a few considerable hurdles between June of 2012 and January 2013, largely highlit by Typhoon Bolaven (reportedly the greatest storm to hit the Korean penninsula in a decade) in addition to the departure of the film's original director, Park Shin-Woo, due to inventive differences. The film has since completed production and now slated for a November domestic release.

Internationally titled Commitment, The Alumni stars Korean hip hop artist and Huge Bang frontman Choi Seung-Hyun (a.k.a. T.O.P.) in his first lead role. Also starring are Han Ye-Ri, Kim Yoo-Jung, Jo Sung-Ha, Yoon Je-Moon and Dong Hyun Bae.

Following his father’s botched espionage mission, North Korean Myung-hoon and his young sister Hye-in are sent to a labor prison camp. In order to save his sister’s life, Myung-hoon volunteers to grow to be a spy and infiltrates to the South as a teenage defector. Even though attending high college as an ordinary student in the South, he meets yet another girl named Hye-in, and he comes to rescue her when she comes under attack. South Korean Intelligence quickly discovers of Myung-hoon’s activities and begins tracking him, all the while his personal government sends a vicious assassin to get rid of him.
An Unlikely Assassin Puts Family First In The New Trailer For THE ALUMNI
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