Action Meets Romance In ‘Gyeongseong Creature’
Park Seojoon and Han Sohee’s upcoming drama ‘Gyeongseong Creature’ is expected to entertain with suspense, anxiety, fright and romance
Nothing beats a Park Seojoon drama for a die-hard K-drama fan like myself. Yes, I know the sound of his name makes your heart skip a beat! I mean, let’s face it, it does. His dapper looks, intent gaze accentuated by those double eyelids, acting prowess, idiosyncrasies–all, totally swoon-worthy. I was like, “What? He’s in The Marvels with Brie Larsen? Really?” ever since I heard about it.” Genuinely happy. However, Park Seojoon’s absence from the K-drama scene was disappointing until it was revealed that he would appear in the upcoming period horror, Gyeongseong Creature.
The premise of this period horror is 1945, Gyeongseong (the old name for Seoul), South Korea. ‘Jang Taesang’ (Park Seojoon) is a wealthy man in Gyeongseong, well-known for his perfect profile. He’s also a reliable source of information in the area. His ability to respond quickly to situations, as well as his keen insight and sociability, has made him the cynosure of eyes. Jang falls in love with ‘Yoon Chaeok’ (Han Sohee), which causes him to rethink his priorities and see life in a different light.
Yoon is well-known as a specialist in finding missing people. She spent her childhood traveling between Manchuria and Shanghai, with her father. At the time, her life was not easy, she was going through a rough patch that led her to learn survival strategies. She honed her skills as a shooter, knife handler, and machine operator. Yoon lost her mother ten years ago and in search of her mother, she goes to Gyeongseong. There, she meets Jang Taesang and falls in love with him. Jang as a person prefers truth over justice. When he confronts Yoon (who has lived a life that is opposed to his own) he gets smitten by her personality and skills. The two team up and start investigating a series of unsolved cases centered around missing people, in due course, they come face-to-face with a grotesque reality.
Han Sohee has repeatedly demonstrated her acting potential. Her badass performing skills, particularly in action sequences, deserve special mention. She did an exceptional job in the dark noir My Name, which depicts a woman seeking vengeance for her father’s death. I’m hoping that in Gyeongseong Creature too, we’ll get to see her fighting skills as well as some swoon-worthy moments of romance between Yoon and Jang. Written by Kan Eunkyung, this drama is said to be a medley of thrill, adventure, and everything in between. It will be helmed by director Jung Dongyoon. The release is due this year.