First Trailer for Na Hong-jin’s Thriller ‘Gokseong’

Na Hong-jin's Thriller

Check out the first teaser trailer for Gokseong, the upcoming dramatic thriller by South Korean stylish director Na Hong-jin (The Chaser, The Yellow Sea).

A dark mystery-thriller about a series of deaths that plague a remote village will be released in South Korean theaters on May 12, 2016. Many hope to see the film at the official Cannes lineup when it is announced in mid-April.

The film stars Kwak Do-won (The Attorney), Hwang Jung-min (Veteran), Chun Woo-hee (Han Gong-ju) and Kunimura Jun (Kill Bill).

Na’s latest looks promising.

Na Hong-jin's Thriller

Gokseong is a change of register for Na who examines the idea that unknown beings can exert evil. The story sees a police detective investigate a series of unusual murders, but come to suspect that the crimes have something to do with his own daughter.

Update: The U.S. version of the trailer has been released, ahead of film’s premiere this month at the Cannes Film Festival. Na Hong-jin‘s follow-up to The Chaser and The Yellow Sea has been picked up for North American distribution by Well Go USA and will hit U.S. screens on May 27. The U.S. title is The Wailing.