Seismologist Yoo Se Kwon is one many South Koreans kidnapped by the North to help complete an ill-fated cinematic project. The earthquake professor is conscripted into becoming part of a group charged with trying to control the star of Kim Jong-Il’s kaiju movie, a creature known as the Bulgasari. Though the film shoot results in the creature being buried under tons of rock and many dead, that is not the end of the Bulgasari. The North’s 21st century nuclear testing program re-awakens the beast and has turned the monster into an unstoppable giant. Kwon must join with Navy Ensign Gary Pinto and a team of high-tech monster hunters to stop the hateful Bulgari from wreaking its vengeance on the world.