Watch the trailer for CJ Entertainment’s musical-drama Hero, below.

JK Youn, the director of local hits including Ode To My Father and Haeundae, has adapted this Korean stage musical about an independence activist and his comrades-in-arms as they fight for freedom against the Japanese in the early 1900s – and what happens when he devises a bold plan to assassinate Japanese general Ito Hirobumi, who plans to fully annex the peninsula.

Based on historic events, the film stars Chung Sung Hwa from the original stage version, Kim Go-eun (Coin Locker Girl) and Na Moon-hee (I Can Speak) and is currently in post-production.