Thai director Prachya Pinkaew’s South Korean Taekwondo flick “The Kick” is looming on the horizon, so it’s really not that surprisingly that a plethora of promotional material has found its way online. A trailer would have been extremely nice, though I suppose this nifty new poster and its accompanying pics will have to suffice for now. However, those hoping to get a glimpse of “Chocolate” star Jeeja Yanin will be thoroughly disappointed, as the nimble actress is nowhere to be found. Shame, that.
Here’s what the film offers, story-wise:
Moon is a Taekwondo master running an old Taekwondo gym in Bangkok. All five members of his family are also the masters of Taekwondo in different styles: his wife Yoon in cooking style, son Taeju in dancing style, daughter Taemi in soccer style, and the youngest Typhoon can break anything with his strong forehead.
Moon wants his children to be Taekwondo coaches to take over his gym in future. However, regardless of their father’s will, Taeju wants to be a famous pop singer and Taemi is only interested in her secret crush at school.
One day, Taekwon family encounters treasure robbers on the street by accident and happens to get caught into fight with them. With surprising martial art skills, TK family knocks down the robbers and takes back the stolen treasures. The head of the robbers Pom, who is notorious for many crimes, escapes alone and trembles with rage.
TK family becomes famous in public. But, They do not know that Pom is planning to get his revenge.
“The Kick” opens in South Korea on November 3rd, 2011.