Ryu Joon-yeol, Kim Woo-bin, Kim Tae-ri, So Ji-sub
Well Go USA Entertainment
In medieval Korea, in the final days of the Goryeo Dynasty, two Taoist warrior-mystics—clumsy swordsman Mureuk and gunslinging Lee Ahn—strive to gain possession of a legendary holy sword. In modern times, a long-hidden secret—that extraterrestrials have been locking up alien prisoners inside living human bodies—threatens to explode into the open, causing serious problems for the enigmatic Guard and determined police detective Moon Do-seok. When a portal in time is torn open between the two moments, chaos erupts in a whirlwind of blades, bullets, brute force, and arcane fury!
Silks and swordfights from the Far East, or blaster bolts and battle-bots from faraway worlds? Martial arts, magic, mystery, or mechanical mayhem? Fantasia’s fans, famished for big-screen fun, shouldn’t have to choose! Have it all, and toss in some techno-thriller suspense, sassy laughs, superheroics, bizarre entities, and more surprise left hooks than an octopus in a boxing ring! ALIENOID is the first half of the epic new two-parter from writer/director Choi Dong-hoon (ASSASSINATION, THE THIEVES), a reliable source of smash-hit South Korean blockbusters. Starring Ryu Jun-yeol (A TAXI DRIVER), Kim Tae-ri (THE HANDMAIDEN), Kim Woo-bin (MASTER), and So Ji-sub (CONFESSION, also at the festival this year), Choi’s ambitious, wildly imaginative ALIENOID couldn’t possibly be more perfectly Fantasia! – Rupert Bottenberg
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