Kingdom’s Jun Ji-Hyun (aka Gianna Jun) and Joo-Ji-Joon are taking a break from zombie-slaying to go mountain-climbing.
iQiYi has dropped a teaser and a few production stills from its latest blockbuster, Jirisan, slated to premiere on the streaming service as well as tvN (Singtel TV Ch 518, StarHub Ch 824) on Oct 23.
Created by Lee Eung-Bok (Descendants of the Sun) and Kim Eun-Hee (Kingdom) the 16-ep drama is about two park rangers — one’s a veteran (Jun), the other, a rookie (Joo) — who uncover secrets hidden in Jirisan, the second-highest mountain in mainland South Korea.
The 30-sec preview shows the lead characters battling the brutal elements against the breathtaking backdrop of the mountainous national park. It reminds us of Angelina Jolie’s forest-fire thriller Those Who Wish Me Dead.
Hopefully, Jirisan will be more exciting. Fingers crossed.