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Shin Ha-kyun is a man on the run in “Running Man”, which is being billed as the first locally produced Korean film from movie studio Twentieth Century Fox. Which probably explains why the studio released the film’s 30-second teaser spot (with English subtitles) on its YouTube channel. Like most Korean films, it’s a comedy/drama/action flick all rolled into one.
Check it out, check it outers.
Cha Jong-woo (Shin Ha-kyun) used to be a petty criminal who is now trying to be a better man and a good father to his son. But when he witnesses a brutal murder, he is falsely accused of the crime and is forced to go on the run. With the whole nation watching, Jong-woo is chased through the streets of Seoul by the authorities, the media and the killers responsible for the murder, trying desperately to survive long enough to clear his name.
Dong-oh Jo, who directed 2006’s martial arts flick “The Restless”, calls the shots.
South Korea gets the film first on April 4, 2013, with a US release date to be determined later on. Or not. Films rarely make it into Stateside theaters unless they become monster hits at home, and even then it’s a pretty big hill to climb.