Haeundae-gu, Busan, Republic of Korea,
2022 | 142MIN l Action, Fantasy, SF
DIRECTOR Choi Donghoon
CAST Ryu Junyeol, Kim Woobin, Kim Taeri, So Jisub, Yum Jungah, Jo Woojin, Kim Euisung, Lee Hanee, Shin Junggeun, Lee Sihoon
RELEASE DATE JULY 20, 2022
CONTACT CJ ENM Corp.
Tel : +82-2-371-5501
Fax : +82-2-371-6340
Website : http://lineup.cjenm.com
The story of Alienoid begins with the opening of the ‘Door of Time’ between the Taoist wizards who want to take over a legendary sword in the late Goryeo Dynasty and those who chase alien prisoners imprisoned in human bodies in 2022. In modern times in 2022, ‘Guard’ and ‘Thunder,’ who have long managed alien prisoners on Earth, face a crisis of chasing alien prisoners who have escaped. In the meantime, a detective who happens to witness a strange spacecraft is being chased by aliens without knowing the reason. Meanwhile, a young Taoist wizard practicing sorcery at the end of the Goryeo Dynasty goes on a journey to find the legendary sword. In that world, there is also a mysterious figure, a woman with a pistol, called 'the woman who shoots thunder.' The characters that are unlikely to be able to gather up in one movie are the main characters of Alienoid.
Director Choi Donghoon, who made a series of ‘10 million-viewer movies’ with The Thieves (2012) and Assassination (2015), has returned in 7 years with the blockbuster Alienoid, which maximizes the cinematic imagination. The film reminds us of Director Choi’s Korean superhero film Jeon Woochi: The Taoist Wizard (2009), given that the setting of the ‘Door of Time’ between the Goryeo Dynasty and modern times and the appearance of Taoist wizards. Alienoid resembles Hollywood's ‘Marvel Superhero Universe’ where director Choi Donghoon's genre imagination aims. Beyond time and space, Choi Donghoon’s Universe, a mixture of fantasy and SF, has been born with numerous characters densely intertwined. Just like the Along with the Gods series, the 1st episode and the 2nd episode of Alienoid have been produced simultaneously. The 2nd episode, where the story of sowing seeds in the 1st episode extends toward a single ending, is scheduled to be released in 2023.