Starring Hwang Jung-Min, Chun Woo-Hee and Kwak Do-Won, The Wailing a.k.a. Goksung by Na Hong-Jin, the helmer of The Yellow Sea and The Chaser, will be released in North America on May 27. The film has been acquired by Well Go USA Entertainment, ahead of its premiere in Cannes. Fox International Productions, which produced, will release the film in South Korea on May 12.
“We’re delighted to partner with Fox on director Na’s newest vision,” said Doris Pfardrescher, president and CEO of Well Go USA Entertainment. “It’s a visceral, gripping and shocking film that will stun and thrill both fans of his previous works as well as newcomers to the genre.”
A mysterious stranger, whose arrival into a quiet village coincides with a rash of vicious murders, causing panic and suspicion amongst the villagers. When the daughter of the investigating officer (played by Kwak) falls under the same savage spell, he calls for a shaman (played by Hwang) to assist in finding the culprit.
Watch the spine-tingling trailer for The Wailing below.