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Trailer and stills for conspiracy thriller Moby Dick
by | July 16, 2011 | 35 Comments

It’s a movie I had been waiting for… for almost a full year. I’ll probably have to wait that long till it hits us stateside, but conspiracy thriller Moby Dick has been out in theaters in Korea, and I sort of let it slip by me, with so many summer dramas on my plate. But the trailer and stills look great, and I’m officially back to being excited.

The film stars two top-notch actors, Hwang Jung-min (Accidental Couple) and Kim Min-hee (Love and Marriage) as a pair of journalists who investigate a strange explosion in 1994, that leads them to uncovering a massive conspiracy. They assemble a team along with Jin Gu (Athena) and Kim Sang-ho (Ajusshi! in City Hunter) to take on what quickly becomes a life-threatening mission to unmask the truth.

I love conspiracy thrillers, especially ones starring everyday journalists rather than cops or agents, because there’s something really frightening about the Everyman being hunted by Big Brother that truly freaks me out.

The trailer below looks pretty slick, posing the question: “Is everything you know the truth?” And then it flashes key moments in history that are shaded with doubt and conspiracy.

 
The tagline on the poster below: “Everything you trust has been fabricated.” I don’t know about you, but that sends chills down my spine. Conspiracy is way scarier than zombies or ghosts. Unless the zombies are organized by a giant corporation in order to hide government secrets. Then zombies win.
 

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35 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. Einna

    Would love to see this!!!

  2. Caroline

    AJUSSHI!! :)

    • 2.1 malta

      Ajusshi!!! I love him.

      Also that last poster is intriguing. I like.

    • 2.2 jandoe

      haha omg i was about to shriek that too. love him!

      BTW movie looks good, might give it a go when it finally hits stateside (or net-side)

    • 2.3 Beng

      he’s still getting a hard time even in the movie. I was so scared for him in the trailer

    • 2.4 Jomo

      AJUSSHI!

  3. estel

    Since Kim Sang-ho is now my new favorite actor in the whole world (okay, behind Lee Minho, so sue me, kkk), I’m really looking forward to this. It should be pretty hang-on-to-your-seat-this-will-blow-your-mind awesome. ^_^

  4. seoulmusic

    omg, Ajusshi is everywhere! first saw him in City Hunter, then in All That Glitters, and now Moby Dick! it’s funny he has the same hairstyle throughout >_<

    • 4.1 kukkoo

      hahaha, how can you style a man with so very little hair. and yeah the man is everywhere, i’m pretty sure Ajusshi is the “it” man in Korea lately. so looking forward to this movie. Girlfriday, atleast we have something in common, I’m into conspiracy too, something about it that is so intriguing (but i still don’t understand Julia Robert’s Conspiracy theory, should rewatch it again)

    • 4.2 kangling

      Yeah.. he’s been busy. and that’s good. :)

  5. Maymay

    Wow! Love to see this!

    Ajusshi, did you abandon our YS?

    • 5.1 luci8le

      did he run away from home again? another marital spat with YS?
      aww poor ajusshi :)

  6. grateful1

    Conspiracy is way scarier than zombies or ghosts. Unless the zombies are organized by a giant corporation in order to hide government secrets. Then zombies win. So funny, and yet so true!

    Looking forward to seeing a side to Hwang Jung Min and Kim Min Hee that I haven’t seen before. And yes, God Ajusshi is everywhere!

  7. Pat

    HJM is such a good actor I almost cried for his character that
    didn’t call for crying in AC.

  8. Ju Ina-sshi

    Hwang Jung-min? I’m in. Where can I sign for being officially excited?

  9. Cynthia

    Poor Ajusshi.
    Is he destined to get beat on or run over in every acting role he has?
    :)

  10. 10 danna

    Hwang Jung Min is freaking chameleon..watching him an Accidental Couple and then The Unjust last year was just one phenomenal experience…never missing a thing he’s in..*adds movie to to-watch list*

  11. 11 JiHwan

    I have the biggest ahjussi crush on Hwang Jung Min!

  12. 12 wootwoot

    is this like korean illuminati story?

  13. 13 Celexa

    ok… the lead actor looks like a young Richard Gere… hand some in a rugged sort of way! I like :)

  14. 14 Linh

    Ahjussi is everywhere these days… City Hunter, Twinkle Twinkle, and now this… not that I am complaining! Love him!

  15. 15 Arhazivory

    Ahjussi~!! <3 lol. The comments have the word 'ahjussi' more than 'moby dick'.

    This movie looks great but again with movies, by the time its out on DVD and subbed….I've forgotten about it. -_-'

  16. 16 amadrama

    Ahjussi!!!!! i was just scrolling through this post and i saw ahjussi so i went back and read the actual article lol i love Ahjussi <3

  17. 17 Biscuit

    With zombies and ghosts, you know they’re suppose to be scary and expect them to be as much. Conspiracies? Sly and subtle. When the secrets start pouring in, you don’t know what’s suppose to happen or whose going to pop out. So I get your point.

    Not much into thriller anyways – can’t sleep well after. But,…. I want to know what happens! But I don’t want to watch! But I do! GAH.

  18. 18 ionizable

    oh my god, could scruffy hwang jung min possibly be any hotter?

  19. 19 Mia

    it looks really interesting~ but the plot sounds familiar :’)
    ajusshi!!!

  20. 20 asianromance

    “I love conspiracy thrillers, especially ones starring everyday journalists rather than cops or agents, because there’s something really frightening about the Everyman being hunted by Big Brother that truly freaks me out.” — I agree! And you never know who to believe! Everyone and anyone can be part of the conspiracy!

  21. 21 PFT.

    AJUSSHI <3 Comments above were almost all about Ajusshi instead of the main topic here which is Moby Dick. Haha! LOVED AJUSSHI, he's everywhere!

  22. 22 sjkwifey

    I’m excited about Jin Goo in this film, I loved him in “A Dirty Carnival” and “Mother”. Go JIN GOO!!

    • 22.1 supah

      He was in Mother?
      I need to watch that. Loved the namesake jdorama.

  23. 23 soojin08

    AHJUSSIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII

  24. 24 supah

    OMG! JIN GOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

    Not seen this sexy, smouldering bastard since he played the younger version of Lee Byeong-heon in All In. (Admit it, he was blink and you’ll miss it in Dirty Carnival). But he still lingers on in my thoughts.
    Sounds like a decent film, will toon in.

  25. 25 SilentReader

    Omo, some people already uploaded it on the internet! * off to see Jin Goo *

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