Actor Im Si-wan expressed his feelings about turning into a terrorist.
A press preview of the movie “Emergency Declaration” (director Han Jae-rim) was held at Megabox COEX in Gangnam-gu, Seoul at 2 p.m. on July 25th. Director Han Jae-rim, actors Song Kang-ho, Lee Byung-hun, Jeon Do-yeon, Kim Nam-gil, Kim So-jin, Im Si-wan and Park Hae-joon attended the event.
“Emergency Declaration” is a story about people who faced disasters on a plane that declared an unconditional landing due to air terrorism. Im Si-wan plays Jin-seok, a passenger who came to the airport without deciding his destination in the drama, and will meet the audience as a new villain.
In this regard, Im Si-wan said, “Before this, one of the criteria for me to choose any script is, no matter if my role is a villain or a good guy, I need to find the justification for the character’s reason or action. However, I don’t think there is such a justification in this movie,” he explained his character.
“I thought I could be a little more free in expressing this role because such justification doesn’t exist here,” he said. “At first, I had higher expectations than worries.”
Director Han Jae-rim, who cast Im Si-wan, said, “In fact, it was the Las Vegas shooting that inspired this movie’s casting. I think it’s terrorism and a disaster. Looking at the articles related to that terrorism case, the criminal was really normal, and his family was not difficult. The brother didn’t even know that his brother was interested in guns. When I saw that, I thought it would be better if (the terrorist in the work) is a very ordinary person and didn’t think he would do that at all.”
The movie “Emergency Declaration” will be released in theaters nationwide on August 3rd.