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Teaser for Kim Bum and Kim Kang-woo’s Psychometry
by | January 27, 2013 | 45 Comments

Ah, this title makes more sense: Psychometry is the paranormal crime thriller starring Kim Bum and Kim Kang-woo that formerly went by the (vaguer, less interesting-sounding) Miracle. While Psychometry is fairly literal as far as monikers go, it does seem much more fitting to the murder-investigation plotline.

The teaser’s out, which hints at an entertaining movieβ€”maybe not the most original, no, but suspenseful and intense, and hopefully well-acted. Kim Bum is the mysterious young man at the center of our paranormal premise, because he’s got the uncanny gift of psychic reading. Kim Kang-woo is the dogged cop who’s on the tail of a serial child abductor whose most recent victim turned up dead, and the investigation leads him to suspect Kim Bum, a graffiti artist who paints an alley mural that’s suspiciously similar to the murder scene.

The trailer hints at an underlying motivation for our cop, who is fueled by the need to save missing children. Kim Bum at one point uses his powers to read his past: “Is that why you’re chasing him so hard? You think if you find those kids, your kid brother will come back alive?”

That freaks the cop out, needless to say. Till then the delinquent was just his suspect, but after he cottons on to his talents, he pleads with him to help. Time’s ticking, and they need a lead. Tick-tock, tick-tock.

I’m pretty sure I’ve seen bits of this story in multiple other projects before, and it does have that touch of familiarity. So I wouldn’t go into it expecting major surprises or unexpected twists. On the other hand: Kim Bum and Kim Kang-woo, facing off, lookin’ fierce, and then joining forces. Really, do we need more reasons?

Psychometry releases in theaters in March.

Via Review Star


45 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. June

    Eee, thank you! Looking forward to watching this.

    On a side note, just finished reading some of the Witch amusement recaps and I just about died laughing. Hehehe~

    • 1.1 birdscout

      Those are some of the funniest, fun recaps! I didn’t watch the drama itself but enjoyed reading javabeans’ recaps πŸ™‚

      • 1.1.1 June

        Haha, I didn’t watch the drama either! But so glad I read the recaps – the “constipated monkey” comment (ep 15’s recap) was hilarious. xD

        • mary

          LOL I read that years ago but I still remember what you mean. πŸ˜€

          • jambo

            Reading that too! Just finished watching Delight Girl Chun Hyang which somehow led me to Witch Amusement. πŸ™‚

  2. Mystisith

    Will wait for this. I don’t care the already seen, been there. There is that dangerous atmosphere and 2 hot guys on my screen. Kim Bum is becoming really good with dark and fantastic characters.

    • 2.1 Rashell

      This is my take too. Even if the plot is recycled the two hot men being all intense is enough for me.

    • 2.2 kfangurl

      Have to agree with you on Kim Bum!! Loved him in Padam, and he looks so good in this trailer!

      Dark & fantastic is right!

      • 2.2.1 redfox

        he does look good and I mean it is like there is balance now between sharp & manly and the innocent youthful prettiness.

        and it definately suits him better being sort of veiled, mysterious, above normal, rather than just one of the “regular drama guys”. He is sort of like the Korean Elijah Wood or something.

  3. Minnetter (aka: Min)

    I don’t like spy movies, but cop movies?? awesome!!! and it has a supernatural element to it so it;s even more interesting! hope it’s as good as the trailer seems to be!

  4. Lisa-Loo-Loo

    Whoa! Looks like a fun ride…I’ll take this taxi. Thanks for the teaser.

  5. Naz

    I seriously am super excited about this but goodness I hate the long wait. Knowing a movie is out and then having to wait for the subs is horrible lol.

  6. z

    Is Kim Bum going to make a career out of playing magical creatures? Not that he’s done a bad job at it so far. I’m just asking.

    • 6.1 Naz

      I really hope so, so far I’ve love the projects he’s been in.

  7. Mar

    I’m not a KKW fan but I love Kim Bum. Kim Bum + I like the premise = I’m in. And in keeping with Korean film, I’ll expect a twist in the end that will either piss me off or make me scream. Or both.

  8. snow

    kim kang-woo! so good to see him in another project, hopefully this one will be good. trailer looks decent!

  9. MariD

    My Bummie… So pretty.. I got a long time to wait for this..

  10. 10 canxi

    Cool. I’m liking that Kim Bum is working with all these great actors–I’m sure it will rub off on him in a positive way.

    This looks like a good watch for entertainment and thrills, I’ down!

  11. 11 belle

    I’m stoked for this! Kim Bum’s getting better in his craft. I’m sure he won’t disappoint in this one. I hope they get the subs out fast!

  12. 12 μ•€λ‚˜

    This is just like Mawang, but I will watch for Kim Bum. πŸ˜€

  13. 13 asianromance

    Exciting thriller plus two really hot guys -definitely going to check this out!

  14. 14 MBMD

    His special psychic powers reminded me of a character in an American series “Heroes”, Isaac who has precognition powers manifested thru his visual arts.

    • 14.1 canxi

      Me too!

    • 14.2 kfangurl

      True, dat! I hadn’t thought of that, but now that you mention it, it’s hard to ignore the similarity!!

  15. 15 kaka

    Kimbum!! I like how he choose his role lately. Pretty face and good acting in an interesting role. I’ll take that anytime. But this is a movie, ugh, I don’t know when will I be able to watch it with proper english subtitle.

  16. 16 janey

    All I could focus on was Kim Bum’s amazing cheekbones…

  17. 17 Ruth

    Man – I’ll watch this just for the eye candy. Good grief they’re pretty.

    Strangely (?) enough, I just decided to watch Mawang today with its heapin’ helpin’ of psychometry. So far, so good. I read spoilers on Thundie’s Prattle, but that hasn’t ruined anything.

  18. 18 Ruth

    BTW, is it just me or has Kim Bum grown up from cute to ridiculously hot?

    • 18.1 Stacy

      It’s not just you, hon. OMG is the man HOT!

      I’m even willing to give his upcoming melo a try just to be able to stare at him.

      • 18.1.1 Ruth

        No kidding. I had to look twice to see his former cute self inside the “holy-crap-my-screen-is-melting/my-eyes-are-not-equipped-for-this-hot.”

    • 18.2 belle

      I know! He looks sinfully hot in his new drama. Seriously, he is just jaw-dropping. o.O

    • 18.3 pogo

      It’s not just you! He really has grown hot, and I have my fingers crossed for That Winter, The Wind Blows giving him an actual love storyline – can’t wait to see him in a proper first lead role one of these days!

    • 18.4 Ruth

      I’m glad I’m not the only one because my heart actually palpitated when I saw him. WTH? *look away before the beauty blinds you* *I can’t…I can’t look away*

  19. 19 inxomnia

    OMG Kim Bum and Kim Kang Woo? So innnnn!

    Btw, I felt so .. eerie reading the synopsis because I had a very similar dream to this where I drew a picture of someone on a train station wall, and then they turned up dead at that train station. And then cops arrived and somehow I got linked to the investigation…. It’s so weird…………….

  20. 20 kfangurl

    “Kim Bum and Kim Kang-woo, facing off, lookin’ fierce, and then joining forces.” Absolutely!!

    Kim Bum & Kim Kang-woo both look suitably intense! I so want to watch this now!

    Kim Bum has become so fierce of late, me likey πŸ˜‰

  21. 21 snow_white

    I’m always ready for a good thriller πŸ™‚
    and add Kim Bun and Kim Kang Woo….definitely not to be misssed…..

  22. 22 Jess

    Hmmmm – Korea’s been coming out with a lot of good movies lately, no? The premises are definitely more interesting than the ones China have been coming up with i think.

    I’ve seen so many Ip Man / wing-chun / origins of kung fu movies come out recently that i can’t differentiate them anymore.

  23. 23 Jeanette

    i see shades of Takeshi Kaneshiro in Kim Bum.

  24. 24 12midnightblue

    Yay for Kim Bum!! really miss watching him act…and then add Kim Kang-woo? I’m definitely in =)

  25. 25 Steph

    Eggcited for this film, if it ever is subbed…

  26. 26 koreamom

    with those 2 guys? i’m in no need for more. sounds good to me.

  27. 27 Lilly

    Yummy. Can’t wait to see.

  28. 28 vine

    Oh MY GOSH!!!.. i’m not prepared for this!!! Kim Bum looks sooooo freaking hot!.. and looks healthier… he has truly changed a lot πŸ™‚ and likewise his acting skills has also improved . i’m excited for this one, when will it be shown?

  29. 29 Toya

    Honestly it reminds me of a more serious version of the Japanese drama/manga Psychometrer Eiji.

  30. 30 MO

    Can you give the movie review about this ? I wanted to watch it but there is no more in my country…:(

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