Alienoid: Return to the Future

January 10, 2024
2hr 2min
Status: released

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Alienoid: Return to the Future Movie Details:

Original title외계+인 2부
Revised Romanization Euigye+in 2-bu
Also known asOegye+in 2bu
Alien+Human Part 2
Alienoid 2
Alienoid 2: Return to the Future
Country South Korea
Language Korean
GenreAction, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Release DateJanuary 10, 2024 (South Korea)
Running Time2hr 2min
CastRyu Jun-yeol
Kim Tae-ri
Kim Woo-bin
Directed by Choi Dong-hoon
Written byChoi Dong-hoon
Produced byAhn Soo-hyun
Cinematography by Kim Tae-kyung
Edited by Shin Min-kyung
Music byJang Young-gyu
Production CompanyCaper Film
Distributor CJ E&M (South Korea 2024)
The Filmbridge (Mongolia, 2024)
Well Go USA Entertainment (United States, 2024)

Alienoid: Return to the Future Movie Cast & Characters:

  • Ryu Jun-yeol as Mureuk, he gradually grows as he masters real magic.
  • Kim Tae-ri as Lee Ahn, she tries to return to the future to protect everyone.
  • Kim Woo-bin as Thunder, he opens the door of time.
  • Lee Hanee as Min Gae-in, she uncovers the secrets of aliens.
  • Yum Jung-ah as Heug-seol, a mage from Samgaksan.
  • Jo Woo-jin as Cheong-woon, a mage from Samgaksan
  • Kim Eui-sung as Ja-jang, a masked man who wants the divine sword.
  • Jin Seon-kyu as Neung-pa, blind swordsman, who tries to open his eyes by stealing the divine sword
  • Kim Hae-sook as Milbon
  • Shin Jung-geun as Right King, a cat living in Mureuk’s fan.
  • Lee Si-hoon as Left King, a cat living in Mureuk’s fan.
  • Yoon Kyung-ho as Samsik, an alien prisoner.


Retrieving the Divine Sword to unlock the gate of time, Lee Ahn, trapped in the past and attempting to stop the escape of an alien prisoner locked in a human body, searches for Thunder and makes her way back to the future. In the meantime, a weird presence in Mureuk’s body disturbs him. Lee Ahn and Mureuk are pursued by Heug-seol and Cheong-woon, the two mages from Samgaksan who suspect that an alien lies within Mureuk; Neung-pa, a blind swordsman who wants to take the rumored divine sword and open his eyes; and Ja-jang, who wants to claim the divine sword.

In the present day, a number of people are killed by a haava, an alien substance detonated by an escaped alien prisoner, The Architect, and an accidental alien witness, Min Gae-in, begins to investigate the incident. With only 48 minutes left before all the haava explode. Lee Ahn must open the gate of time, return to the future and stop the haava detonation. Finally all the secrets are revealed.

Alienoid: Return to the Future Movie Box Office Collection & Budget:

Budget₩33 billion (for both parts)
Opening Day$746,073 (1388 screens)
Worldwide Collection$10,693,858

The film was released on January 10 on 1388 screens. It opened at first place on the Korean box office with 103,467 admissions and a gross of US$746,073 and also took first place in its first week of release with 648,687 cumulative viewers at the weekend box office. It maintained its top position at the box office for ten continuous days. On January 21, the twelfth day of its release the film exceeded 1 million viewers.

As of May 2024, with a gross of US$10,693,858 and 1,429,965 admissions, it is in 1st place among the Korean films released in 2024.

About Alienoid: Return to the Future Movie:

Alienoid 2 (Korean: 외계+인 2부) is a South Korean science fantasy action film directed by Choi Dong-hoon, starring Ryu Jun-yeol, Kim Tae-ri, and Kim Woo-bin. It is the second part of the 2022 film Alienoid and tells the story of humans and monks trying to save everyone by returning to the present while hidden secrets are revealed in the fierce battle for the new sword.

Both parts of Alienoid were shot together, filming for which began in March 2020 and concluded in April 2021 taking 387 days. The cost of production of both the parts was estimated at ₩33 billion.

On December 11, 2023, the main poster and ‘Character Roadmap’ video, was released and the film was theatrically release on January 10, 2024, by CJ E&M. It was released in IMAX, 4DX, and ScreenX formats as scheduled.