|"R2B: Return To Base" Starring Rain Coming To North America On August 24, 2012|
R2B: RETURN TO BASE (2012)
Release Date: 8/24/12
U.S. Distribution: CJ Entertainment America
Theater Locations: http://
They have 7 minutes to pull off the biggest airborne mission in history.
South Korean Air Force pilot Tae-hun is kicked out of his elite show team the Black Eagles and demoted into a combat unit after pulling a dangerous stunt at the air show. On the first day of his transfer to Squad 20, he has a run-in with Cheol-hui, the unit’s leader. Tae-hun’s rebellious swagger and Cheol-hui’s buttoned down discipline come into conflict almost immediately. Nonetheless, Tae-hun easily befriends the rest of his new squad, including ace mechanic Se-yeong, whom he immediately falls for. Tae-hun sets his sights on winning the annual Air Force flying competition to topple Cheol-hui, impress Se-yeong, and get back to his beloved Black Eagles.
One day, a routine reconnaissance mission for the squad is upturned when an enemy North Korean jet enters South Korean airspace signaling a desire to defect but ending in the untimely death of a team member and the disappearance of another behind enemy lines. Tae-hun and Cheol-hui are tapped to lead a daring and unsanctioned mission to rescue their man down in the DMZ and avert a nuclear disaster! 7 minutes will be all they have to complete the impossible R2B mission!
Additional production information available at: www.R2B2012.com (production notes, locations, still photos, trailers, etc.)
RAIN’S endurance test for R2B: RETURN TO BASE shocks viewers
The video clip of Rain’s 9G pressure training is becoming a hot topic online. To prepare for production, the cast of R2B: RETURN TO BASE all underwent endurance tests to prevent symptoms that may be experienced from too much acceleration force in high-speed jets, including loss of consciousness and change in vision. The test measures G-force, which is a unit used to measure the force that a human body is subjected to when accelerated. A typical person can withstand about 5G before losing consciousness.
Wearing a G-suit, RAIN shocked his costars and military trainers alike when he challenged himself with the pressure tests. Said his costar KIM Sung-soo, “Once you past the 6G test, you’re ready to board a jet. RAIN was the first one out of all of us to pass the 6G test.” He continued, “You’re pretty much set once you pass the 6G test. But RAIN insisted that he do the 9G pressure test as well. He passed. Passing a 9G test is something that only the top 1% of jet pilots can do, and you certainly don’t do a 6G and 9G test all in one day. The air force said that this is the first time anyone has done that.”RAIN’s costar, YU Jun-sang, succeeded in the 6G test after fainting during the first 2 tries. In order to get into character and into shape for the shooting of R2B: RETURN TO BASE, the entire cast underwent training periods that lasted from 4 months to 1 year.