The action trailer for Netflix’s “Carter” might be the most intense of the year.
Netflix is teasing a high-octane video of “Carter,” its first Korean original film of the second half of the year, mixing “Jason Bourne” and “Mission: Impossible” adrenaline rushes with Korean sophistication.
Two months have passed since the start of a deadly pandemic that originated in the demilitarised zone separating the two Koreas. North Korea and the U.S. have already been decimated by the epidemic. And as he attempts to establish his identity, the titular spy must put his life in danger.
No memories of his history are present when Agent Carter awakens. A mysterious voice is giving him instructions for a unique assignment while his head is practically a bomb.
The teaser displays scenes that range from brutal physical action, a chase through the countryside a la “North by Northwest,” to acrobatic aerial feats.
In the slickly edited trailer, the movie is portrayed as a one-scene, one-cut actioner in the vein of “1917” [which was really edited] or drama feature “The Russian Ark,” which makes it more difficult to judge.
Joo Won plays the title role in the movie, which is directed by Jung Byung-Gil (“The Villainess” and the upcoming American feature “Afterburn”). It is produced by Apeitda Production. On August 5, 2022, Netflix makes the movie available for streaming worldwide.
In order to overtake other streaming services in South Korea, Netflix invested heavily in local production. The 2021 series “Squid Game” is one example of how well Korean entertainment has performed in foreign markets. In addition to acquiring original content, Netflix was able to purchase a few other Korean films that were slated for theatrical release but whose screenings were hampered by COVID issues.
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