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The Drum

Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un likened to ‘superheroes’ in bizarre White House 'movie' trailer

US president Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un have been likened to superheroes in a bizarre White House-produced trailer which depicts the unlikely pairing as holding the fate of the world in their hands.

Fresh from their Singapore summit, which marked first direct contact between a US president and the state, a Hollywood-inspired film trailer produced by ‘Destiny Pictures’ has emerged complete with a gravelly voiceover hyping up the Far East photo shoot as a turning point in history.

Shown to diplomats and press at the meeting, the footage has since ended up on YouTube and the White House’s official Facebook page for the whole world to puzzle over, racking up close to 1m views in the process.

The unconventional diplomatic offensive has seen the US turn away from joint military exercises with South Korea on its border and instead serenade Jong Un with an appeal to his ego, splicing its message with footage of joyous North Korean citizens, weaponry and horses splashing through water which puts North Korean state TV to shame.

Amid the patriotic visuals a narrator reads: 'Two men, two leaders, one destiny. A story about a special moment in time, when a man is presented with one chance that may never be repeated. What will he choose: to show vision and leadership, or not?

'Featuring President Donald Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un in a meeting to remake history, to shine in the sun. One moment, one choice. What if? The future remains to be written.'

North Korea recently unveiled a Netflix-style streaming box called 'Manbang'.