Aerial Antics Abound in the Teaser Trailer for the South Korean Actioner Return to Base

Rain in Soar into the Sun (2012) Movie Image

At some point, director Kim Dong-Won’s jet fighter flick “Soar into the Sun” became “Return to Base”. I’m not sure when, and I’m not sure why, but it did nevertheless. What’s worse: I didn’t catch it. Sorry about that. Anyway, below you’ll find the trailer for the aforementioned military actioner, which features “Ninja Assassin” star Rain as a fighter pilot with a penchant for buzzing major metropolitan cities. The teaser doesn’t reveal much, but apparently it features jets. And shooting. And even more jets. Maybe some explosions. Sounds like fun to me.

This synopsis will give you an idea of what’s up:

A South Korean Elite Black Eagles Air Force pilot Tae-hun finds himself transferred to a combat flying unit after a cocky, unplanned, and dangerous air show demonstration. On the first day of his transfer to F15K, he meets Cheol-hui, the unit’s own top gun. Tae-hun is free-spirited, whereas Cheol-hui plays by the rules, and the two come into conflict almost immediately. However, Tae-hun quickly befriends his other colleagues: Dae-seo, Yu-jin, and Seok-hyeon. He also falls in love with Se-yeong, who is in charge of maintenance. Tae-hun continues his free-spirited ways and his antics get suspended from duty. Then one day, reconnaissance mission turns into an unexpected incident, ending in Dae-seo’s untimely death and Seok-hyeon’s disappearance. Initially blaming Cheol-hui for the tragedy, he and Tae-hun eventually come to an emotional understanding. Now the F15K make preparations to stop a war and rescue their missing comrade.

“R2B: Return to Base” also stars Shin Se-Kyung, Yu Jun-Sang, Lee Ha-Na, Kim Sung-Su, Lee Jong-Suk, and Jung Suk-Won. Look for it to fly into theaters this August. And if you want to call it “Soar into the Sun”, that’s okay by me. I won’t tell anyone.

Thanks to @patricnlove for the heads up on this one.