Ha Jung-woo, one of South Korea’s most bankable superstars, has had a good run in the past few years. While the two “Along With the Gods” films were among the most successful Korean films of all time, his performances in “1987: When the Day Comes”, “The Tunnel” and “The Handmaiden” were universally praised. It’s been a while since he has been in action mode though, but that changes with his next film “Take Point” (called “PMC” domestically) by director Kim Byung-woo.
Under the tense situation between South Korea and North Korea, hired PMC (Private Military Company) attempt a daring rescue within an underground bunker.
While the synopsis may seem meagre, the trailers are interesting for their use of mostly English dialogue as well as for their gritty-looking action set-pieces. Director Kim Byung-woo reteams with Ha Jung-woo for his first film since 2013’s “The Terror Live”. “Take Point” co-stars Lee Sun-kyun (“A Special Lady”, “A Hard Day”) along with English actress Jennifer Ehle and Canadian actor Kevin Durand. The film is expected to hit Korean cinemas in December, 2018.