Director Yoon Jae-keun’s upcoming Korean fantasy action thriller ‘Spiritwalker’ looks promising in its trailer. The trailer shows a man who wakes up in a different body with no knowledge of himself. The film, which earlier premiered at the 20th New York Asian Film Festival (NYAFF), is slated for November 4 release.
Strange the concept may sound, but it’s interesting as we dive into all possibilities of the man’s connection to his past, present, and those many bodies his spirit gets into. Who is he? And, can he ever figure out the mystery and his true identity?
Catch the trailer below
A more detailed outline as published by NYAFF where ‘Spiritwalker’ won Craft Award for Excellence in Action Cinema
Imagine you suddenly find yourself inhabiting someone else’s body. A whole other dimension of identity loss is thrust upon an amnesiac who discovers he has the crackerjack skills of a highly trained intelligence operative. A complex plot of monumental drug deals and crisscross espionage unravels as the protagonist plays a high-concept version of hopscotch, literally becoming each of the various people involved, as his spirit changes bodies every 12 hours. This twisty thriller is an action-packed joyride of genre exuberance. Told with incredible visual panache and dazzling stunt work, it is a delirious spectacle that riffs on surveillance culture, corruption, betrayal, and the very nature of existence, while mirroring the undying tenacity of its multifaceted hero.Source: 20th New York Asian Film Festival
Title: Spiritwalker (유체이탈자)
Director: Yoon Jae-keun
Starring: Yoon Kye Sang, Park Yong Woo, Lim Ji Yeon
Release Date: November 24, 2021