Teaser released for ‘Roaring Currents’
The Battle of Myeongnyang took place in the sixth year of the Imjin War (1592-1598), when Admiral Yi Sun-sin and his 12-ship fleet forged a remarkable victory against 330 Japanese warships.
The one-minute, 20-second clip shows actor Ryu Seung-ryong as Japanese commander Gurujima boosting his sailors’ morale before a battle with Joseon troops. It also shows veteran actor Choi Min-sik as Admiral Yi Sun-sin and his 12 naval forces preparing to fight the “impossible” fight.
With an ensemble cast, which includes Ryu, Choi and Jo Jin-woong, the movie is expected to have strong ticket sales potential. Director Kim already pulled in an audience of more than seven million for his last historical film, “War of the Arrows” (2011). Movie critics have high hopes for “Roaring Currents,” which opens on July 30.
By Jin Eun-soo, contributing writer