…the Weird. That’s the name of a new Korean film coming out and as you may have guessed (but not dared to believe) from the title, it’s a Western. That’s right, a Western made by Koreans in Korean. I’ve seen the trailer and all I can say is… why didn’t somebody think of this sooner? The movie looks really fun! Action, comedy, something you can see with your bf or friends. I think it’s set in Manchuria and the trailer has electric guitar music over much of the action, huzzah!
Todd Brown over at Twitch says
The cast is stellar, the scope of the thing impressive, the action sequences crackle, the use of music is clever, and golly won’t the ladies go crazy for Lee Byung Hyun’s eyeliner? Reception in Cannes was fantastic and it’s easy to see why.
You can see the official trailer which (is awesome) here, it doesn’t have subs but since it’s mostly action that doesn’t really matter. Otherwise you can check out the sales promo with English subtitles.
Something interesting I noticed when I visited the film’s official site to get some pictures for this post was the difference between the “local posters” and the “international posters”. What do you think?
While they’re both cool designs they look like they’re for two completely different films! The international ones are all hardcore, black and white with lots of serious-looking text around closeups of the characters looking all intense, à la The Departed. Meanwhile the local posters have a completely different feel, with the classic comedy poster character-on-white background and fun title, more Shanghai Noon than The Departed. Plus you can definately see the “Bad” and the “Weird” in the two characters on either side, while the middle one just seems way more interesting, to me, than the international one, and way more representative of what I saw in the trailer. I’m just sayin’.
I doubt The Good The Bad The Weird will be released in cinemas here, but I look forward to seeing it on DVD in a year or so’s time.