Anticipation heightens by the day for Rain’s upcoming film R2B: Return to Base.
is in its last spurt of promotion for its premiere coming up on August
15. It’s already held a series of events, including a showcase and
meetings with the director, and it has a preview coming up on August 8.
Even now the film is sprucing up for its first appearance in its last
stages of preparation.
The film is expected to be a big success, big enough to follow The Thieves,
in that it is the film Rain last worked on before his enlistment and
that it has a big cast with such familiar names as Yu Jun Sang, Shin Se
Kyung, Lee Ha Na and Kim Sung Soo.
Fans have been expressing
their wish to see the film as soon as possible through the film’s
website. Rain’s fans have especially been looking forward to it as they
haven’t been able to see Rain often since his enlistment.
film’s producers have been saying confidently, “This film isn’t just for
Rain. It’s Korea’s first high-altitude action film. You can look
forward to it.”
The problem with this film is actually in its
title. Many are aware that Rain worked on a film before his enlistment,
but not many know the title of that film is R2B. This is because the
film went through many title changes, from Red Muffler to Flight: Close to the Sun to R2B: Return to Base.
Producers have thus been concentrating their efforts on making the title of the film become more well-known.
R2B: Return to Base was produced with the help of Korea’s Air Force, and many Hollywood staff members that helped with The Dark Knight and Inception
participated in the film. Clips from the film released beforehand have
been drawing interest for featuring splendid plane action scenes in the
skies of Seoul.