“Spirit Hunter Cheonbaksa: The Secret of Seolgyeong,” directed by Kim Sung-sik, has unveiled its main poster and teaser, igniting anticipation for its upcoming release during the Chuseok holiday season. With its intriguing premise and engaging characters, the film aims to capture the hearts of the audience.
The movie centers around the story of Spirit Hunter Cheonbaksa, a fake exorcist (played by Kang Dong-won) with an uncanny insight resembling that of a spirit. Despite not believing in ghosts, he takes on a powerful case that leads him into an uncharted territory of events.
Hailing from the same production company that brought forth successful films like “Veteran,” “Exit,” “Mogadishu,” and the recent “Smugglers,” the film guarantees entertainment and quality. It’s also the directorial debut of Kim Sung-sik, who co-directed acclaimed films like “Parasite,” “Decision to Leave,” and “The Devil’s Deal.”
Kang Dong-won’s Transformation
Kang Dong-won, a respected actor known for continuously challenging himself and delivering impressive performances, returns to the screen after a year since “Broker.” In the film, he portrays Cheonbaksa, a fake exorcist who evolves as he confronts a haunting case that defies his beliefs.
Cheonbaksa, who has always operated under the belief of dealing with people’s minds rather than ghosts, undergoes a transformation when faced with a powerful possession case. Kang Dong-won’s portrayal promises to showcase a wide range of charm, from his eloquent speech to his confident sword actions.
Actor Heo Joon-ho, known for his impactful presence, joins the film as Beomcheon, a ruthless antagonist who hunts supernatural powers without restrictions. Yoo Kyung, portrayed by Lee Som, embarks on a new transformation as she seeks to save her possessed sister.
Lee Dong-hwi takes on the role of In-bae, Cheonbaksa’s partner, promising chemistry with Kang Dong-won. Kim Jong-soo, known for his consistent strong performances, adds weight to the cast as Hwang Sa-jang, who has been connected to Cheonbaksa since his childhood.
Teaser and Expectations
The teaser trailer, released on the 8th, immediately captivates the audience with Cheonbaksa’s mesmerizing charisma and captivating oratory skills. The teaser hints at exhilarating action sequences, a unique setting, and a delightful sense of humor that heightens the anticipation for the film’s release during the Chuseok holiday.