'Kill Boksoon' Trailer Reveals Release Date for Netflix's Korean Assassin Thriller
The action flick hits Netflix next month.
Netflix has announced the release date of its upcoming South Korean film Kill Boksoon in a special new trailer. The action drama, which hits streaming on March 31, has an interesting clash with Murder Mystery 2. Kill Boksoon tells the story of a woman torn between a professional assassin and the duties of a single mother with her teenage daughter.
The one-minute trailer begins with a scene entirely in what appears to be a greenhouse. A character asks the titular Gil Boksoon what she does, and Boksoon replies with an innocent smile, "I just work for an event planning company." It would be easy to miss, but star Jeon Do-yeon shows a The cheeky expressions create an underlying playful energy for the film.
We then cut to Boksoon, who is dressed more imposingly, interacting with a guy who hands her a box of guns. "The irony is that I'm a mother doing this kind of work," she says sadly, watching her employer (Xue Jingjiu) as she sips a hot drink. There's a feeling Boksoon is more comfortable killing people than raising kids, she says with a couple Seconds later, she is filmed attacking with various weapons.
Boksoon's Armory is teased in a new poster for the film released alongside the trailer. The comic book-style one-pager shows her walking along the barrel of a suppressed gun, while a bloody pair of scissors trails her from behind, a katana dangles from her head, and an ax awaits her below.
Kill Boksoon is from director Byun Sung-hyun, probably best known for his 2017 action film Heartless. The film will be at the 73rd Berlin International Film Festival, where it will premiere in the Berlin Populist Special Section alongside Brendan Cronenberg's "Infinity Pool" and Anne Fontaine's "Innocents." The film's lead cast is all no stranger to the festival circuit. She won the Best Actress Award at the 60th Cannes Film Festival for her performance in "Secret Sunshine" directed by Lee Chang-dong.
Another Korean acting icon, the late Kang Soo-yeon, was featured in last month's Netflix film Jung_E. Last year, the anchor made his debut in director Jung Byung-gil's action film "Carter." Kill Boksoon also guest starred superstar Hwang Jung-min. he Last year, he starred in the Netflix miniseries "Narcos Saints."
Starring Koo Gyo-hwan as Boksoon's rival assassin and Esom as one of her employers, Kill Boksoon comes to Netflix on March 31. You can watch the trailer here, and stay tuned to Collider for more updates.
You can see the poster better here: