See Epic Teaser for Korean Film ‘The Battleship Island’ Starring So Ji-sub and Song Joong-ki


The highly anticipated Korean War Drama, The Battleship Island, has recently released a teaser trailer and it looks amazing! Though I admit I’ll watch just about anything with So Ji-sub (The Master’s Sun) in it. Still, if you love epic historical dramas like Ben-Hur and international films, then this looks like a must-see. With a fantastic cast (also note popular K-Drama actor Song Joong-ki), a talented director, and an emotional story, here’s to hoping the film is as great as it looks.

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Highlighted Cast & Crew of The Battleship Island

(From Official Press Release)

Director

Ryoo Seung-wan (Veteran, The Berlin File, The Unjust, The City of Violence)

Cast

Hwang Jung-min (Asura: The City of Madness, The Wailing, The Himalayas, Veteran, Ode to My Father)

So Ji-sub (Always, Sophie’s Revenge)

Song Joong-ki (Descendants of the Sun, A Werewolf Boy)

Lee Jung-hyun (Alice in Earnestland, Roaring Currents)

the battleship island teaser trailer

Official Synopsis

Under the colonial rule of Japan, 400 or so Koreans who are conscripted into slave labor on ‘The Battleship Island’, attempt to escape for life.

1944, during the Japanese occupation of Korea, conscripted civilians head out to the Hashima island. Nicknamed ‘The Battleship Island’ after its resemblance to a war vessel, some are lured by false promises of high wages. LEE, a bandmaster of a jazz bigband and his only daughter, CHOI, a thug, and Mallyeon are among the workers. But upon arrival, they found that the island turns out to be an isolated hell where the workers are forced into slave labor.

As the Pacific War nears its end, PARK, a Korean independence activist assigned on a mission to rescue a Korea’s spiritual leader from the island. As the U.S. launches massive counterattack on Japan, the Japanese decided to blow up the island in order to bury the truth about their awful treatment of the Korean slave labors. PARK discovers the plan, and conspires with LEE and others for mass escape of all 400 Koreans.

The Battleship Island debuts in the U.S. and Canada on August 4, 2017.

Are you excited to see The Battleship Island? What do you think of the trailer? Let me know in the comments!

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  • Melanie

    It looks awesome!

  • Joni Elizabeth

    CHILLS. Not only does the cast sound AMAZING, but some of the visuals from the trailer were fantastic. I’ll definitely be keeping an eye out for this one.

    • The trailer gave me chills too! And I’m super excited about the cast, but especially So Ji-sub.

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