Directed by Kim Ji-hoon
Produced by Lee Sang-jik
Written by Kim Sang-don
Starring Sul Kyung-gu, Son Ye-jin, Kim Sang-kyung
Distributed by CJ Entertainment
Running Time 121 mins
CJ Entertainment has announced the North American release of The Tower on 11 January, 2013.
The Tower is a Korean disaster action film about a fire that breaks out in a luxury skyscraper in central Seoul on Christmas Eve, which was inspired by the 1974 Hollywood film ‘The Towering Inferno’, and the film’s director Kim Ji-hoon, his personal experience seeing the 63 Building in Seoul for the first time as a middle school student and imagining how it would feel to be trapped inside.
The film is already gathered intense interest in Korea where it opened as the holiday blockbuster offering last Christmas.
It features a star-studded ensemble cast including Sul Kyung-gu (No Mercy, Tidal Wave), Son Ye-jin (A Moment to Remember, Spellbound) and Kim Sang-kyung (Memories of Murder). Interwoven dramatic storylines, heartfelt acting, and show-stopping pyrotechnics make The Tower a bold new addition to the disaster action film genre.
Christmas Eve – at Tower Sky – the ultra-luxurious landmark building complex, a “White Christmas” party is held to dazzle its equally high-end tenants and VIP guests. Dae-ho (Kim Sang-kyung), the manager of the building and single father, is forced to cancel plans with his daughter Hana (Cho Mina) to work the event. His Christmas is saved when Yoon-hee (Son Ye-jin), the food mall manager with a secret crush on Dae-ho, offers to babysit Hana during the party. Meanwhile, Young-ki (Sul Kyung-gu) the legendary fire chief of Yoido Station has finally promised his first holiday date night to his long suffering wife. The party is in full swing with the spectacular sight of two helicopters flying overhead just to spray snow on the partygoers and make everything perfect. When unthinkable disaster strikes, Dae-ho and Young-ki must summon all their strength and courage to save the lives of thousands but at what cost to themselves and their loved ones?