Kim Ji-hoon who brought us Mokpo, Gangster’s Paradise (2003), May 18 (2007) and Sector 7 (2011) is back with another 3D project The Tower. His last venture into 3D, last years Sector 7, even with it’s promising cast, was met with mixed reviews, some not too good. With Sector 7 being a box office bomb in Korea, hopefully Kim Ji-hoon can get back on track with The Tower.
With the teaser poster dropping, hopefully a trailer will come very soon. I believe Libera Me (2000) was the last major release dealing with Firefighters, so it should be interesting to see how this turns out, specially being in 3D. Due to hit theaters sometime in December, unless pushed to early 2013, The Tower stars Sol Kyung-Gu, Son Ye-jin, Kim Sang-kyung, Kwon Hyun-sang, Do Ji-han, Park Jeong-Hak .
Mr. JO is making plans for a “White Christmas” party for tenants and VIPs at Tower Sky, the super-luxurious landmark building complex he owns in Seoul. Part of the event will involve helicopters circling above, sprinkling snow on everyone below. Dae-ho, the single father and manager of the building, is an earnest employee liked by his colleagues and loved by his only daughter Ha-na. He has a secret crush on Yoon-hee, a restaurant manager but hasn’t got the guts to tell her.
Dae-ho has promised his daughter they would spend Christmas day at an amusement park together but the unexpected party plans hold him back. On Christmas Day, the party is in full swing with two helicopters spraying snow above Tower Sky. When one of the helicopters crashes into the building, a fire breaks out and spreads rapidly. Dae-ho is on the move trying to rescue Ha-na, Yoon-hee and his colleagues. At the same time, legendary firefighter Young-kee makes his way to Tower Sky, throwing himself into the burning building and bringing the blaze under control, helping Dae-ho in the process. Together they fight to save the lives of everyone around them—despite a simmering feud between the two men. One will survive, and one will make the ultimate sacrifice.