Jung Woo Sung Gets Emotional As He Talks About The Message Of “Steel Rain” Sequel

On July 23, the cast and crew of “Steel Rain 2: Summit” (literal title) held a media preview ahead of their film’s premiere.

“Steel Rain 2: Summit” is the sequel to the film “Steel Rain.” “Steel Rain 2” is about a crisis that unfolds right before a war when the three leaders of the Koreas-United States summit are kidnapped in a North Korean nuclear-powered submarine. The two films are not directly related and the returning actors play different roles from the first film.

Jung Woo Sung plays the South Korean president, Yoo Yeon Seok plays the North Korean chairman, and Kwak Do Won plays the director of the North Korean guards who are behind the kidnapping of the three leaders. Scottish actor Angus Macfadyen plays the U.S. president.

Director Yang Woo Seok said, “North Korean relations and North Korean nuclear policy remain serious issues for South Koreans. The Cold War system that used to surround us has broken up, but we are now caught in the conflict between the United States and China. I wanted these films to show possible simulations for what could happen in our situation.”

Jung Woo Sung said that he got choked up while watching the film. “I felt so much emotion that my mind went blank,” he said. “I think that our people have suffered so much misfortune. That’s what I felt while watching the film. It made me wish that our people could soon find the road to new hope and peace.”

Director Yang Woo Seok said, “I think that there are four future paths for the Korean peninsula. The first is war. The second is denuclearization through negotiations. The third is the collapse of the North Korean regime. The fourth is South Korea’s nuclear armament. I was thinking about showing these possible scenarios through the ‘Steel Rain’ films. Both ‘Steel Rain’ and ‘Steel Rain 2’ are about war and nuclear weapons, but I wanted to show that despite all that, we needed to move to a peaceful system.”

“Steel Rain 2: Summit” premieres in South Korea on July 29.

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