Watch: Jung Woo Sung, Yoo Yeon Seok, And More Talk About Teaming Up For “Steel Rain” Sequel
Upcoming film “Steel Rain 2: Summit” (working title) shared a new behind-the-scenes video!
“Steel Rain 2: Summit” is the sequel to 2017’s “Steel Rain,” which was about the aftermath of a coup in North Korea. “Steel Rain 2” is about a crisis that occurs when the three leaders of the Koreas-United States summit are kidnapped in a North Korean nuclear-powered submarine.
“Steel Rain” and “Steel Rain 2” are not directly connected to each other and the returning actors have been cast in different roles. Jung Woo Sung plays the South Korean president, Yoo Yeon Seok plays the North Korean chairman, and Kwak Do Won plays the director of the North Korean guards behind the kidnapping attempt. Scottish actor Angus Macfadyen plays the U.S. president.
In the video detailing the production process, director Yang Woo Seok explains that “Steel Rain 2” is a very realistic film that reflects the current issues around the world. The director and production team also share that they created a life-size submarine for the set using actual submarine parts.
After seeing the set, Kwak Do Won comments, “It’s exactly a submarine. Bravo!” Yoo Yeon Seok also says, “I saw Dokdo here, slightly southeast of Ulleungdo.” Former navy submarine captain Kim Yong Woo also comments on how realistic the scene in which the torpedo explodes underwater was.
On his new role as the South Korean president, Jung Woo Sung shares, “Becoming a president is a really lonely and extremely difficult job.” Although Jung Woo Sung even asked the director why he gave him such a difficult role, the director praises the actor for his skilled and humane portrayal of a president who has to deal with many difficult issues.
Kwak Do Won also describes his character as someone who loves his country and his people. He explains, “I put in effort to portray the director of the North Korean guards as a figure that lives by his own principles, rather than as a simple villain.” Furthermore, Yoo Yeon Seok says that he tried to imagine himself as a North Korean chairman to start immersing himself into the role.
On their teamwork with Angus Macfadyen, Jung Woo Sung shares, “We tried to show that we’ve become one team, so it felt like a very refreshing project.” Yoo Yeon Seok comments, “It was really nice to be able to act in one frame together.”
Watch the full video below!
“Steel Rain 2: Summit” will premiere on July 29. Check out a teaser for the film here!
In the meantime, watch Yoo Yeon Seok in “Dr. Romantic” below:
And check out Jung Woo Sung in the film “The King“!