Donald Trump discloses that Hollywood-style video was shown to Kim Jong Un during summit

Inspired by the Hollywood-style video played at US President Donald Trump's press conference in Singapore on June 12, we came up with this video that captured the "bromance" between Mr Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
The video had opening credits with the phrase "A Destiny Pictures production" and portrayed North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump as the main stars.
The video had opening credits with the phrase "A Destiny Pictures production" and portrayed North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump as the main stars.ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

SINGAPORE - As images from around the world - Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, the Colosseum in Rome and the Taj Mahal in India - flashed on the big screen, accompanied by dramatic narration and musical score, one could have mistaken the clip for a movie trailer.

"Two men, two leaders, one destiny," said the narrator as pictures of Mr Kim Jong Un and Mr Donald Trump emerged on the large screen in front of more than 200 members of the media.

 

The journalists were at a news conference held by the US President on Tuesday (June 12) following his summit with the North Korean leader.

Both had just signed a declaration in which Mr Trump "committed to provide security guarantees" to North Korea, and Mr Kim, who is Chairman of the State Affairs Commission, the nation's highest decision-making body, "reaffirmed his firm and unwavering commitment to complete denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula".

The four minute-long clip - played once in Korean and once in English before the news conference started - was shown to Mr Kim and his delegation during the summit at Capella Singapore, said Mr Trump.

The Hollywood blockbuster-style video pitched a possible future to the North Korean leader, one in which, according to the narrator, he could choose to "advance his country and be part of a new world" in a "meeting to remake history".

The video had opening credits with the phrase "A Destiny Pictures production" and portrayed Mr Kim and Mr Trump as the main stars.

"I think he (Mr Kim) loved it," Mr Trump said when he addressed questions from the media about the video.

He added: "I thought they were fascinated (by it). I thought it was well done. I showed it to you because that is the future. I mean, that could very well be the future. And the other alternative is just not a very good alternative."

The video also referred to the historic April meeting between South Korean President Moon Jae In and Mr Kim in the demilitarised zone along their common border.

 
 
 
 

As images of the two Korean leaders skipped across the screen, the narrator said: "What if a people that share a common and rich heritage can find a common future. Their story is well-known, but what will be their sequel."

"There can only be two results. One of moving back," the narrator said at one point, cutting to ominous black and white footage of missiles being set off, ships at sea and a jet flying through the sky.

The video then says: "Or one of moving forward. A new world can begin today. One of friendship, respect, and goodwill."

The clip also contained shots of technological marvels like fast trains, research facilities and high-tech medical equipment.

Asked about the possible economic model for North Korea, Mr Trump responded: "That (the video) was done at the highest level of future development. I told him (Mr Kim) you may not want this. You may want to do a smaller version of this... It's going to be up to them. It's going to be up to the people what they want."

Mr Trump also fielded a question on whether the video indicated that he treated Mr Kim as an equal.

"If I have to say I'm sitting on a stage with Chairman Kim and that's going to get us to save 30 million lives, could be more than that,I'm willing to sit on the stage. I'm willing to travel to Singapore very proudly, very gladly," Mr Trump replied.

When asked if he was concerned that the video could be used as propaganda, Mr Trump said: "No, I'm not concerned at all. We can use that video for other countries."

The video also featured footage of a basketball player executing a slam dunk, no doubt because Mr Kim is known to be an avid fan of the sport. The Singapore city skyline and a scene of Marina Bay Sands, which Mr Kim visited on Monday evening, appeared as well.

It ended with the narrator saying: "One moment, one choice, what if? The future remains to be written."