Lookout races to the front of the pack with second teaser
Oh my goodness, Lookout has way more action than I thought it would. While the first teaser was a bit melancholy, this second teaser is all about speed. Lookout is an action-thriller that follows the life of “Lookouts” in contemporary South Korea. The story is about a group of ordinary people who lost loved ones due to violent crimes. The police cannot solve their loved one’s cases, so they band together to realize their own form of justice.
The story revolves around Lee Shi-young (My Beautiful Bride), who plays Jo Su-ji, an ex-detective who is an expert shooter; her goal is to catch the criminal who killed her daughter. In this trailer Lee Shi-young is at the center of all the action as she zooms past cars on a motorcycle, jumps out of a window, and perilously hangs from a moving car. The music is hot and the sequences are quickly edited to match.
Making quick appearances are Kim Young-kwang (The Man Living in Our House) as an ambitious prosecutor, Kim Tae-hoon (Fantastic) as a righteous prosecutor, Kim Seul-gi (Second to Last Love) as an extreme recluse, and Shinee’s Key (Drinking Solo) as a genius hacker.
From the trailer this drama looks like a gripping female-led action thriller with a fleshed out supporting cast. The fast action sequences give me flashes of Healer and even the Jason Bourne series, which is never a bad thing. In addition, I am very interested in the kind of fighting sequences Lee Shi-young will perform in this drama because she won several awards as an amateur boxer and even made it onto the Korean National Olympic boxing team. She is the real deal.
Lookout is directed by PD Sohn Hyung-seok (Two Weeks, Shine or Go Crazy) and is the debut project of writer Kim Soo-eun, who won MBC’s open scriptwriting competition last year. It will broadcast on May 22 following Rebel: Thief Who Stole the People.