Police procedural comedies are more often than not a fun ride. The latest to tackle the genre is director Lee Byung-heon with his new film “Extreme Job”.
A drug squad consists of 5 detectives: Detective Squad Chief Go, Detective Jang, Detective Ma, Detective Young-Ho and Detective Jae-Hoon. The team attempts to take down a criminal organization and they must go undercover to do so. The detectives begin work as employees at a chicken restaurant across the road, but the chicken restaurant becomes famous for its delicious chicken. Due to the restaurant’s unexpected popularity, the detectives find themselves in a situation they never expected.
Director Lee Byung-heon is no stranger to comedy, with his previous two films “Twenty” and this year’s sleeper hit “What A Man Wants” both being well-received, as well as having written the screenplays for “Scandal Makers” and “Love Forecast”.
Starring as Chief Go a leaner, meaner Ryu Seung-ryong, who had a mixed 2018 with the lukewarm “Psychokinesis” and the critically-acclaimed “Seven Years Of Night”, the drug squad in “Extreme Job” is rounded off by Honey Lee (“Hearth Blackened”, “The Bros”), Jin Seon-kyu (“Dark Figure of Crime”, “The Outlaws”), Lee Dong-hwi (“The Bros”, “The Beauty Inside”) and Gong Myung (“A Girl at My Door”). The film is expected to hit Korean cinemas in January, 2019.