“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”: A South Korean trailer reveals “there’s been an awakening”

By on August 11, 2015

A little over a month ago, we shared with you a behind-the-scenes look at the forthcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie (Episode VII!). Today, we’ve got this short South Korean trailer for the film which provides a closer look at what we can expect when the film arrives in theaters on December 18th.

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This one quietly appeared on the Star Wars Korean YouTube channel this past Sunday. The narration is in English, but the on-screen text is in Korean.

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With the voiceover, “There’s been an awakening…” we see from an overhead crane shot showing the First Order’s military parade at Starkiller Base, the primary post for the First Order (new title for the Imperial army), with rows of Stormtroopers and TIE Fighters lined up together as far as the eye can see.

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The new film takes place 30 years after the events of Return Of The Jedi. The rest of the commercial follows with scenes of Chrome Trooper Captain Phasma and Kylo Ren, TIE fighters, as well as good guys Finn (John Boyega), Rey (Daisy Ridley), and Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac). The Force Awakens also stars Adam Driver, Gwendoline Christie, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, and Lupita Nyong’o.

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The film’s script was penned by J.J. Abrams, Toy Story 3 writer Michael Arndt and Star Wars franchise veteran Lawrence Kasdan.

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About Bryan Thomas

Bryan Thomas has been a freelancing writer/critic for All Music Guide, assistant editor for the When You Awake blog, and a contributor to Launch, Music Connection, Big Takeover and numerous other publications and entertainment websites, blogs and zines, most of them long gone. He's written more than sixty sets of liner notes. He’s also worked for over twenty years at mostly reissue record labels -- prior to that he worked in bookstores and record stores, going all the way back to the original vinyl daze. He lives in the Miracle Mile neighborhood of Los Angeles, CA.