Netflix has released the adrenaline-fueled first teaser trailer for its upcoming Korean action film “Seoul Vibe.”
“Seoul Vibe” revolves around a team of skilled street drivers and mechanics who go undercover to expose a money-laundering ring
at the time of the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games.
Former South Korean President Roh Tae-woo confessed to charges of bribery in 1995 after successfully hosting the Olympics a few years prior. He had reportedly taken in over $650 million in bribes for a political slush fund and other channels, and several officials tied to his party were also found guilty.
Although there are clear similarities between the film’s setting and the real-life controversy, it is unclear whether it will center around the former president’s specific case.
As seen from the trailer, the film will feature epic car chase scenes in the country’s capital.
“Delivery starts today,” says a woman as she opens a vault containing massive stacks of money. “You’ll make 10 deliveries; payment will be 10 million won per delivery.”
“You know I’m the best driver,” says lead actor Yoo Ah-in (“Voice of Silence”). “Once I step on the gas, I go all the way.”
The film boasts a star-studded cast; in addition to Yoo, who will star as investigative team leader Dong-wook, actors Lee Kyu-hyun, Park Ju-hun and K-pop star Ong Seong-woo will star as the other members of the team.
Actor Kim Sung-kyun will play Chief Lee, and Moon So-ri will play Chairwoman Kang, both of whom will feature as the money-laundering, manipulative antagonists.
Netflix announced plans in January to release 25 more Korean films and series in 2022 following the unprecedented success of Korean thriller series “Squid Game.” The upcoming “Seoul Vibe” was listed as one of the releases.
“Seoul Vibe” is set to premiere on the streaming platform on Aug. 26.