Warner Brothers Korea has just announced that the new film V.I.P. will hit theaters in August 2017. Fans have been waiting for some news on this crime action flick starring Jang Dong-gun, Kim Myung-min, Park Hee-soon and Lee Jong-suk ever since shooting for the film ended in January after schedules at multiple locations including South Korea, Hong Kong and Thailand.
Updated on 12th July to add trailer
V.I.P. is the latest offering from director Park Hoon-jung, who is known for his films New World (2013) and The Tiger: An Old Hunter’s Tale (2015), and for the screenplays of I Saw The Devil (2010) and The Unjust (2010).
The makers also released the first official poster for the film along with the announcement. The striking minimal image shows all four lead actors with very tense expressions, including Lee Jong-suk, who plays the titular V.I.P.
The film features Lee’s character Kim Gwang-il, the son of a high-ranking North Korean official, who gets framed for a series of killings in South Korea and is hunted down by the National Intelligence Service and the US CIA. Kim Myung-min’s policeman is part of the special investigation team that is pursuing Kee’s character, while Jang’s NIS agent needs to get his hands on the fugitive before the police do as he holds the key to the agency’s relationship with the US. Park plays a North Korean Security agent, who is also on the search for Gwang-il to settle his own scores.
The film has also been written by Park Hoon-jung, and produced by Peppermint & Company. The supporting cast includes Tae In-ho, Oh Dae-dwan, Yoo Jae-myung and Peter Stormare.