CJ Entertainment’s upcoming disaster film, Ashfall (literal translation: Baekdu Mountain), dropped a thrilling trailer featuring its five main actors.
Starring Ha Jung-woo (Take Point, H.I.T) and Lee Byung-hyun (Keys To The Heart, Mr. Sunshine), Ashfall revolves around the eruption of Baekdu Mountain, an active stratovolcano on the Chinese–North Korean border. As more eruptions are expected, a group of experts carries out a countermeasure while the entire Korean peninsula is thrown into panic.
The trailer begins with Ha Jung-woo hearing an explosion while in his car and alerts going off on the phones of people in his vicinity. As the news of a volcanic eruption spreads, Jeon Hye-jin (The Beast, Search: WWW), who seems to be working for the government, seeks out Ma Dong-seok (The Bad Guys: Reign of Chaos, Squad 38), a geologist who has studied Baekdu Mountain and can help mitigate eruptions. Bae Suzy (The Sound of a Flower, Vagabond) plays Ha Jung-woo’s wife, who is caught in the disaster in Seoul and forced to fend for herself in her husband’s absence.
In the next clip, Ha Jung-woo is seen donning his gear as the captain of the Explosives Disposal Unit. He is told about Lee Byung-hun’s character, a North Korean government official who can provide crucial information about the mountain. As panic descends over Seoul, Ha and Lee team up to prevent a final eruption of Baekdu Mountain which can spell the end for the peninsula.
Meanwhile, the movie also released character posters featuring the five main actors, highlighting the roles they will play as disaster strikes.
Ashfall is directed and written by Lee Hae-jun (My Dictator) and Kim Byung-seo (Cold Eyes). It will be released in December 2019.
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