Jin Gu becomes North Korean defector to Ha Ji-won’s spy in Prometheus
I’m happy to hear that there’s some progress happening with this show, since it keeps getting pushed back. Jin Gu (Untouchable) has been confirmed to join Ha Ji-won (Hospital Ship) in upcoming political action drama Prometheus as a North Korean defector who embarks on a mission to recover North Korean nuclear scientists who have gone missing. I like both stars best when their roles involve action, so I’m excited to see them work together in what promises to be a blockbuster of epic proportions.
Interestingly, the story has been slightly altered to reflect recent events on the Korean peninsula: A team of key North Korean nuclear scientists go missing while returning from a mission related to the country’s denuclearization efforts, which triggers an international race to acquire these scientists first. South Korea, for obvious reasons, is one of the various countries eager to find the missing scientists, and tasks Ha Ji-won’s character Chae Eun-seo, an NIS agent, with that mission.
She, in turn, recruits Jin Gu’s Park Hoon character to help the operation. Park Hoon is a former North Korean officer who defected to the South after getting involved in an incident while he was posted as a military attache to the North Korean embassy in Moscow. He now works as a day laborer on a wharf, which is definitely a fall from grace from his former career as an elite military officer. I can’t wait to see how he and Chae Eun-seo work together, who were trained in diametrically opposite ideologies. I’m sure there’s a loveline in there somewhere, but I hope that before they feel a romantic spark, they become trusted partners since they can both be pretty badass when there’s action involved. And I’m expecting some epic action scenes, especially given the 30 billion won budget that the reports never fail to mention.
Prometheus doesn’t have a broadcaster yet, but is aiming to air by the end of the year.
Via SBS Fun E
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