Upcoming sci-fi movie Seobok, starring sought-after actors Gong Yoo and Park Bo-gum, has amped up everyone’s anticipation by dropping character posters of the two leads on top of announcing its December box-office release.
Seobok follows the story of former intelligence agent Ki-hun (Gong Yoo) who is assigned to confidentially transfer Seobok (Park Bo-gum), mankind’s first successful human clone. Not only is Seobok a historical and technological breakthrough, but he also happens to hold the secret to an immortal existence. As several wicked forces go on a hunt for Seobok, Ki-hun carries out the final and most crucial mission of his life.
The first poster features identical images of Ki-hun, one of which could be a reflection of his conflicting emotions about the mission. With an ominous expression on his face, the agent appears to be caught up in the moment where he realized that the assignment is going to be his last and that he might not be around anymore to do another one. However, giving a hint of what destiny Ki-hun eventually chose for himself, his poster bears the words “Live now.”
Meanwhile, Seobok’s poster presents a silhouette of the human clone as he seems to be looking at someone out of the frame. Based on the similarities of their backgrounds, it is likely that the scenes in the two posters were captured simultaneously. If so, Seobok could also be in the exact moment as Ki-hun and had witnessed the latter in his complicated moment of epiphany. More intriguing is the caption above him that says “Live forever,” which sounds like he is persuading Ki-hun to use him in gaining eternal life. Perhaps Ki-hun is not troubled about whether or not to take the mission after all and is actually torn between choosing a never-ending life or coming to terms with an expiring one.
Gong Yoo, who became an international superstar for his roles in the films Train to Busan (2016), The Age of Shadows (2016), Kim Ji-young: Born 1982 (2019), is expected to showcase unparalleled synergy with Park Bo-gum, an accomplished actor in his right, who gained popularity for his impeccable acting in the movies A Hard Day (2014), Roaring Currents (2014), and Coin Locker Girl (2015).
Seobok is spearheaded Lee Yong-joo, the director and scriptwriter behind Possessed (2009) and Architecture 101 (2012).