Lee Seo-jin goes on the run from Sung Dong-il in OCN’s Trap
Well played OCN, I’d watch anything with these two actors. The cable channel is busy preparing for its upcoming action thriller, titled Trap, and has recently cast Lee Seo-jin (Grandpas Over Flowers, Marriage Contract) and Sung Dong-il (Your Honor) to headline. I absolutely love both actors, though I’m admittedly more familiar with Lee Seo-jin’s variety persona, so I’m really looking forward to seeing them play off each other in what sounds like an exciting drama.
The character Lee Seo-jin will play is that of an anchorman who is beloved by the entire nation: Voted as the most trusted media personality for years on end, with a loving and stable family, and regular solicitations to join politics, Lee Seo-jin’s character appears to have it all at the beginning of the show. However, while on vacation with his family, he encounters a tragic, life-changing event and falls into a mysterious trap.
Sung Dong-il, on the other hand, will be continuing his latest string of roles within the justice system, this time as a veteran detective with uncanny instincts. Assigned to Lee Seo-jin’s case, the determined detective will start to uncover the shocking and unexpected truth behind the case. Though my favorite Sung Dong-il roles involve a little comedy, I can easily imagine him playing a hardened veteran detective as well, who could be a formidable foe or ally to Lee Seo-jin’s fugitive.
Trap is actually OCN’s first show under their umbrella “Dramatic Cinema” project that they’re launching in the new year, which is essentially bringing together drama and film talent to make cinema-quality dramas. To that end, director Park Shin-woo, best known for his 2009 thriller Into the White Night, will be in the director’s chair, while Nam Sang-wook, who wrote Special Affairs Team TEN, will pen the script. Taking on a producer role is director Lee Jae-gyu, who has a pretty impressive list of credits in both dramaland and Chungmuro, including Fatal Encounter, Beethoven Virus, and Damo. I feel like OCN dramas in general are very well-produced, so I’m interested to see if there’s a noticeable difference in quality with these dramas.
OCN’s Trap is planning to air in the first half of 2019.
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