July 28, 2020 10:48
An upcoming action drama is raising expectations that it will carry on the recent momentum of a recovery in the film industry hit hard by the coronavirus epidemic.
The sequel to the 2017 flick "Steel Rain" is leading the box office in advance ticket sales, with 44,092 tickets sold as of Monday morning, according to the Korean Film Council.
That accounted for 48.7 percent of all advance sales, beating zombie flick "Peninsula," which has proven to be a boost for cinemas amid the epidemic by drawing more than 2.5 million viewers, the break-even point, in two weeks since its release on July 15.
"Steel Rain 2: Summit" dramatizes the abduction of the leaders of South Korea, North Korea and the U.S. in a North Korean nuclear-powered submarine after a coup by a North Korean general while a trilateral summit is being held.
The film, which stars Jung Woo-sung and Yoo Yeon-seok, hits theaters here on Wednesday.
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