Kim Yoon-seok and Byun Yo-han headline time-slip movie Will You Be There
If you could go back in time, what would you change? This is the central question of the upcoming fantasy time-slip movie Will You Be There, directed by Hong Ji-young (The Night Before the Wedding, Kitchen) and based on the bestselling French novel of the same name written by Guillaume Musso.
Will You Be There is the story of a surgeon named Soo-hyun who receives ten special pills that allow him ten chances to travel to the past. He goes back in time thirty years and meets his younger self, and together, they try to save the woman they love by reversing her imminent death. Kim Yoon-seok (The Priests) plays present-day Soo-hyun, and Byun Yo-han (Six Flying Dragons) plays past Soo-hyun. Chae Seo-jin, formerly known as Kim Go-woon and younger sister to Kim Ok-bin (Overman, My Brilliant Life), plays Yeon-ah, an aquatic animal trainer and the woman the two Soo-hyuns love and fight to save.
The trailer opens with aerial footage of Angkor Wat and Kim Yoon-seok receiving a bottle of golden pills. He gazes longingly at a wrinkled photograph of the woman he loved, and we hear him say, “There’s one person I’ve always wanted to see.” He throws back a pill and is transported to the past where he faces Byun Yo-han. Kim realizes that he’s been transported thirty years into the past to 1985.
“This may be hard to believe, but you’re me from thirty years ago, and I’m you thirty years later,” he explains to Byun, who wonders why he came all the way from the future and showed up just to see Yeon-ah. Byun notices Kim’s grave expression and asks, “Yeon-ah’s not there [in the future]?” Kim says the past can’t be reversed, but Byun is determined to decide his own future, even willing to sacrifice his life if he has to. He asserts that together, they can block something from happening.
I’m getting Signal and Nine: Nine Time Travels vibes, which are decidedly great vibes to have, and with the always fantastic Kim Yoon-seok and Byun Yo-han driving the movie, I’m feeling quite optimistic about the movie’s potential for success.
Will You Be There will premiere sometime in December.
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