Hyun Bin and Yoo Hae-jin unite in buddy action picture Alliance
Anticipation is high for upcoming action flick Alliance starring dramaland favorite Hyun Bin (Hyde, Jekyll, Me) and Chungmuro’s comedic ace Yoo Hae-jin (Luck-Key). With these two carrying the movie, it seems there’ll be sufficient cause for swooning and/or laughter amidst heart-stopping action, if all goes well. Kim Sung-hoon (My Little Hero) directs and Yoon Jae-kyun (Ode to My Father) produces.
In Alliance, Hyun Bin plays a North Korean detective named Lim Cheol-ryung, and Yoo Hae-jin plays a South Korean detective named Kang Jin-tae. The two unite in an unlikely partnership as part of the very first North-South joint crime investigation unit in order to crack down on a case involving a North Korean crime syndicate that has infiltrated South Korea. Although the two operate as one team, both men have vastly different objectives. For Hyun Bin, this is a high-stakes, life or death mission that he must complete if he wants to live another day. Yoo Hae-jin, however, is tasked with thwarting his North Korean counterpart’s mission. One team, two different aims, and we get more chaos than cooperation.
Within a day of the teaser’s release, it became the number one ranked movie clip on Naver, generating over 500,000 hits so far, and gaining a lot of attention for the movie. The teaser introduces us to Hyun Bin as the stoic and elite North Korean detective who fearlessly leaps off of highways and dangles out of speeding cars. And then there’s Yoo Hae-jin as the bumbling South Korean detective with whom Hyun Bin has to work, but it’s clear they’re not the most compatible match, their political allegiances notwithstanding; if Hyun Bin is Mission: Impossible’s Ethan Hunt, Yoo Hae-jin is more Johnny English.
I think the final shot of the teaser sums up their contradictory relationship quite well: Hyun Bin and Yoo Hae-jin find themselves restrained by the same handcuffs and way too close for comfort. They’re stuck in a car seat wedged on top of each other, and Hyun Bin can only sigh at Yoo Hae-jin, whose face is mere inches apart from his. Forced proximity of two polar opposites? Sounds like a recipe for bromance and hilarity.
Alliance will premiere sometime in January of 2017.
Via My Daily
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