First look at Suzy, Lee Seung-gi’s blockbuster action thriller Vagabond
Anyone else wishing they owned those yellow-tinted sunglasses? It’s been six months since reports first announced that Lee Seung-gi (Hwayugi) and Suzy (While You Were Sleeping) would be reuniting in the upcoming blockbuster Vagabond, and now we finally have our first (very) brief look at what we can expect of the action thriller.
Vagabond revolves around a man somehow connected to a passenger airplane crash, who seeks to uncover government corruption that he discovered through a buried secret. I’m assuming that man is Lee Seung-gi’s character, a stuntman, and will be aided by Suzy’s black ops agent, who joined the government to follow in her dad’s footsteps after he died during a mission as an elite Marine.
I’m having a little bit of trouble taking Suzy in her role seriously, even if she may look the part in the released stills. But I’m trying not to let that faze me, especially since the director and writers have some experience with strong, likeable female leads: PD Yoo In-sik’s most recent works include Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim and the two Mrs. Cop seasons, while writers Jang Young-chul and Jung Kyung-soon (who are a married couple), penned Empress Ki. The rest of the cast looks promising too, with Shin Sung-rok (An Empress’s Dignity), Jung Man-sik (Bad Papa), Baek Yoon-sik (Myungdang), Moon Sung-geun (Boyfriend), and Lee Kyung-young (Room No. 9).
I’m also a sucker for action thrillers (done well, of course), so I’m hoping the reportedly massive budget of 25 billion won will be put to good use. And the producers have some time to iron out any issues, since Vagabond is being planned as a completely pre-produced drama. While the show doesn’t have a Korean broadcaster just yet, it has already secured a international distributor in Sony Pictures.
Vagabond is planning to air sometime next year.
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