Choi Jin-hyuk runs like crazy to solve a serial murder case in Tunnel
OCN’s upcoming supernatural thriller Tunnel has released two new teasers that feature Choi Jin-hyuk (Pride and Prejudice) as a hot-blooded police detective working on a homicide case in 1986. This drama is actually based on the real unsolved Hwaseong serial murder case from 1980, as many dramas and films have done before (Gap-dong, Memories of Memories, among others), but of course there’s a twist in this one: Choi Jin-hyuk is able to travel thirty years to the future via tunnel to our present 2017, where he has a shot at solving the case.
In the first teaser, the corpse of a young woman is found in the middle of a barren field, with strange markings and signs of struggle seen all over her body. Choi Jin-hyuk is one of the first policemen on site, and he lets out a frustrated sigh as he views the scene. Then we cut to him running around in search of a lead, as he says in voiceover, “Let’s see who wins!” He seems like a brash and passionate detective, who throws himself headlong into his work and goes overboard slapping and cursing at his suspects during interrogation. However, when he sees the hooded man whom he believes is the murderer, he starts running furiously with a single-mindedness that reflects the closing caption: “Quitting is not a word in a 1986 detective’s vocabulary.”
The second teaser is definitely darker in tone because the first scene shows the murderer kidnapping his victim and slowly strangling her to death. Choi Jin-hyuk’s eyes shimmer in compassion as he sees the brutalized state of the victim’s body, and the victim’s loved ones grieve for her at the crime scene. Distinct markings on the victim’s body turn into a scene speeding through a tunnel, and at the end of the rapid-fire cuts, Choi Jin-hyuk is in the future saying, “The bastard has started killing again.”
Of course I’m excited to see Choi Jin-hyuk on my screen again, but I’m also impatient for the promos to show more of his crime solving partner-to-be, Yoon Hyun-min (My Daughter Geum Sa-wol), as well. Thankfully, it’ll only be three short weeks until the drama actually begins.
OCN’s Saturday-Sunday drama Tunnel will begin airing on March 25.
Via ENews 24
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