added: Fri, Dec 28th '12
Do you miss those Irwin Allen-type disaster flicks from the 70s? Well, it seems Korean director KIM Ji-hoon has brought it back with his new action spectacle "The Tower," which centers on a 120-story high-rise that catches on fire. From the looks of the trailer, it appears to be an awesome Korean-version of "The Towering Inferno." Take a look for yourself, above.
According to the trades, the film opened on Christmas day in South Korea and has so far done impressively well at the box office. Apparently, CJ Entertainment will also be distributing "The Tower" in the States, starting on January 11th. Unfortunately, it will only be opening in a limited number of cities (New York, San Diego, Las Vegas, etc.) You can catch the full theaters listing on the movie's official website here.
Lee Dae-ho is a single father and manager of the 120 story luxurious landmark building complex, Tower Sky in Seoul. He is an earnest employee liked by his colleagues and is secretly in love with Seo Yoon-hee, a restaurant manager. The owner of the complex, Mr. Jo decides to hold a "White Christmas" party for tenants and VIPs on Christmas Day, with helicopters circling above, sprinkling snow onto the party. Dae-ho has promised to spend the day at an amusement park with his daughter Ha-na, but had to cancel when he is needed at the party. While the party is in full swing one of the helicopters crashes into the building and the building catches fire. Dae-ho moves quickly to save Ha-na, Yoon-hee and his colleagues. At the same time, firefighter Kang Young-kee fight to bring the blaze under control, helping Dae-ho in the process. Together they fight to save the lives of everyone, despite a feud between the two men.
directed by KIM Ji-hoon
starring KIM Sang-kyung, SON Ye-jin, SEOL Kyung-goo
release date January 11, 2013 (Limited)