Watch: Jung Woo Sung And Yoo Yeon Seok Transform Into South And North Korean Leaders In New Teasers For “Steel Rain” Sequel
“Steel Rain 2” will be the sequel to the popular 2017 film, which attracted over 4.45 million moviegoers. “Steel Rain 2” tells a story of a crisis that unfolds right before a war when the three leaders of the Koreas-United States summit are kidnapped in a North Korean nuclear-powered submarine during a North Korean coup. The original 2017 film deals with the aftermath of the North Korean coup when the North Korean supreme leader considers moving to South Korea, and a “steel” relationship forms between the South Korean President for Foreign Affairs and National Security and a North Korean special agent as they present a new path toward peace.
In the upcoming film, Jung Woo Sung will play the South Korean president, while Yoo Yeon Seok will play the North Korean chairman. Scottish actor Angus Macfadyen will take on the role of the American president, and Kwak Do Won will portray the North Korean director of the guards who leads the coup.
Beyond the Korean peninsula, problems arise between the United States and China as well as with Japan’s economic sanctions in “Steel Rain 2,” extending awareness about the fate of the world. In the new poster, the three leaders sit across from one another as the North Korean director of the guards watches over them. The leaders all share the same goal to end the 70-year war with a peace treaty, but they all have different desires, including the North Korean director. What will become of the leaders who tensely confront each other ahead of an impending war?
The accompanying teaser for the film begins with the summit meeting and the moments after the confinement of the leaders in the North Korean submarine. The teaser also captures the intertwined interests of each country during an undersea war in the coastal waters of Dokdo (the Liancourt Rocks).
While the leaders of North Korea and the United States confront each other tensely with different interests, Jung Woo Sung is seen trying to persuade both sides as the South Korean president. Meanwhile, Yoo Yeon Seok takes on a shocking transformation as the North Korean chairman, noticeably through his sharp eyes and fluent speech in the North Korean dialect. Additionally, Kwak Do Won, who had showed off good chemistry with Jung Woo Sung in the 2017 film, will be joining the actor in a new confrontation about war and peace.
Jung Woo Sung’s line at the end of the teaser, “I’m the South Korean president Han Kyung Jae,” leaves a strong impression, making viewers curious about how the summit will end.
“Steel Rain 2 – Summit” will premiere in the summer of 2020.