The Villainess trailer goes straight for the jugular

With shades of Luc Besson's Nikita and last years Hardcore Henry, the trailer for Jung Byung-gil's, The Villainess, throws you straight into the heart of the action.

We see trained killer Sook-hee (Kim Ok-bin) breaking into a warehouse and laying waste to a multitude of useless thugs. When the pregnant young woman eventually goes down, she’s picked up by the mysterious National Intelligence Service.

Given the choice to join them or die, she reluctantly accepts a new identity and trains in order to complete a future assignment and eventually win freedom for herself and her daughter. Matters are further complicated by the feelings arising from the murder of her father, a past relationship with a gang-boss ex-lover and the tantalising chance at a happy future offered by an undercover agent with a mission to win her affections...

After receiving good reviews at Cannes earlier in the year, The Villainess looks to build on the recent success of films like Wonder Woman, Lucy and Atomic Blonde.

Starring Kim Ok-bin (Thirst), Shin Ha-kyun (Sympathy for Mr. Vengance) and Kim Seo-hyung (Late Spring) the film will be released to UK cinemas and Digital HD on September 15th.

Last updated: 15/09/2017 13:21:30

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