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Namgoong Min takes revenge in blockbuster drama The Veil

A trailer for The Veil (formerly known as Black Sun) has been unveiled (heh). Namgoong Min (Awaken) stars in this upcoming MBC spy-action drama as the best Korean NIS field agent who went missing a year ago. When he returns, he seeks revenge against the traitorous insiders who caused his downfall.

Park Ha-sun (Birthcare Center) plays the very capable team leader of the Criminal Information Center. While she normally displays a cold rationality at work, she also has a warm human side. Other supporting actors include: Kim Ji-eun (Hell is Other People), Kim Byung-gi (Dark Hole), Lee Kyung-young (Vincenzo), and Jang Young-nam (It’s Okay to Not Be Okay).

The trailer begins with a man falling into water. In a voiceover, someone laughs at Namgoong Min: “You’re not even a worthy opponent for us.” Namgoong Min stares back unfazed.

A military operation surrounds a grimy ship. The face mocking Namgoong Min is shown to be a half-naked man covered in tattoos and bruises. He laughs and tells Namgoong Min: “You’re a dead man now.”

Black SUVs overtake a police escort containing a ragged and bearded Namgoong Min. Flashes show a 24k gold watch-clad wrist with an accompanying mafia-style ring. A German shepherd barks menacingly. A new slurred voice says: “Listen carefully. There will be someone who will volunteer first to mediate. Be careful of that person.”

We see a scarred Namgoong Min, Jang Young-nam, and Lee Kyoung-young in quick succession. The speaker is shown to be Kim Yong-tae, playing a fellow NIS agent advising Namgoong Min. At the gun range, Namgoong Min’s eyes are blazing as he shoots his target. He meets Park Ha-sun, who also tells him: “Your memories are not just your own.”

Someone from the outside tells Namgoong Min, sporting a different haircut with no scar (possibly indicating that this is pre-disappearance), that he can’t trust anyone. Kim Ji-eun asks to join the plan. In true blockbuster fashion, the trailer goes on to show car chase scenes, street knife fights, police station drama, tight fistfight shots, point blank gun-downs, truck flips and more. Dramatic tension builds as the music crescendoes.

Yoo Oh-sung tightens his burn-scarred fist as he surveys something before him. Namgoong Min leaves a building ablaze as his lackeys light fire to the stacks of material around them. The last shot shows a bloodied, hairy Namgoong Min tied up somewhere with his eyes fiery with a determination for revenge.

Written by Park Seok-ho and directed by Kim Sung-yong, The Veil will begin airing in the latter half of this year on MBC.

Via SE Daily, iMBC

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Lol, Mr. Payback is at it again.

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I hope it does well for MBC's sake.

Namgoong Min does nothing for me but especially bulked up like this.

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Let’s hope it’s better or at least makes more sense than his last one. He loves these dark thrillers doesn't he ?

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Love Namgoong Min and it has a nice cinematic feel. Hope this is better than Awaken.

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OMG This bloody messy look...
Give him Daesang (both Baeksang and MBC) already!

Only 12 episodes so I'm hoping this will be a tight plotted drama.
It better be really good!

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I hope in terms of quality and writing that it is closer to Stove League than to Awaken. I will watch anyway, but Doom has killed a lot of my goodwill toward nonsense.

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What on earth is wrong with Black Sun? The Veil sounds like a gothic potboiler or an Ayn Rand novel. Anyway, I think this won the MBC scriptwriting prize, like Angry Mom and Kkondae Intern, which I love, so I might give it a go.

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Seeing the picture above and reminding chief Kim, I am very surprised by Namgoong Min's ability to transform himself. He is so great! That I can tell only for the picture. Watching him act is another level. He is really really a very excellent actor.
I wish him success in his endeavors.

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I just love him, he's such a versatile actor.💕

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Same here, that's his last drama I watched, and he was hilarious in that role. He is a great actor and I hope this show does well and entertains us.

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It reminds me IRIS, a very good NIS agent betrayed who tried to find the truth.

I think I will miss his comedy side than he had in Awaken, not too goofy but suited his more serious side.

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Gosh, Nam Goong Min looks awesome in literally anything! This looks so promising. Waiting eagerly!

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nam goong min can pull off anything! just don't be TOO dark cause i need to breathe to keep watching. love this man

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Looks interesting. Having watched many of his previous dramas, I know Namgoong Min can certainly do dark and conflicted. It does look like he threw himself completely into this role. Will certainly give this a try.

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One word, damn, I love a man who not only brandishes a gun but uses it when needed. I cannot wait for this drama and Namgoong Min -- I love this man!

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Having seen clips of Beautiful Gong Shim, I think Namgoong Min might challenge Park Ha Sun for who wears a bob haircut better. (You forgot your hair: https://howgeepl.files.wordpress.com/2020/11/namgoong-min-beautiful-gong-shim.jpg)

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