Check The Trailer For Korean POINT BLANK Remake THE TARGET

Todd Brown, Founder and Editor
An official selection of the Cannes Film Festival, where it will screen in an out of competition slot, single named Korean helmer Chang remakes Fred Cavaye's French action flick Point Blank with The Target.

Once a skilled mercenary, Yeo-hoon now leads a normal life. One day he goes on an errand and enters an office to discover a man murdered. The killers also attack and chase Yeo-hoon who is shot and wheeled off to a hospital. The murdered man is identified as a renowned corporate leader and Yeo-hoon becomes the prime suspect. He is admitted to the hospital where Tae-jun, who leads a happy life with his pregnant wife Hee-joo, works. While on night duty, Tae-jun saves Yeo-hoon from the killers. The next day, Hee-joo is kidnapped and Tae-jun receives a phone call demanding Yeo-hoon to be released from the hospital for her life. To save his wife, Tae-jun helps Yeo-hoon escape from the hospital and together they embark on a dangerous 36-hour pursuit.
Ryu Seung-ryong, Lee Jin-uk, Yu Jun-sang and Kim Sung-ryoung star. Check the trailer below.

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  • Don Drye

    Although these type of fast action flicks indeed look slick, I'm still waiting for the more substantively stronger Korean thrillers like the "Chaser" & "I saw the Devil" to be made.

  • Aleks

    The original was pretty damn bad, and this kind of looks like a Korean, dime a dozen, b-grade action/thriller. But I'll see anything with Ryu Seung-Ryong in it. The dude has got crazy presence; anyone who hasn't yet, should check out War of the Arrows, stat!

  • Hanajun Chung

    A lot of the tension in the original came from the idea that this everyman nurse could've been killed/betrayed by his hostage for long stretches of the film, whereas the trailer hints that they'll be pretty much working together. Either way, looks pretty slick.

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