SEOUL, Dec. 18 (Korea Bizwire) – The popular Hong Kong film “Infernal Affairs” will be recreated as an original musical in Korea, a production company said Monday.
Shin’s Wave said it has bought the rights to recreate the first of the three-installment series and started producing the musical.
The 2002 movie, starring Andrew Lau and Alan Mak, revolves around two police officers tasked with their own secret missions inside a gang. It became very popular around Asia, producing a prequel and sequel both in 2003.
In 2006, the movie was remade in Hollywood as “The Departed” with A-listers Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon and Jack Nicholson. The movie won the Oscar for best picture and several other awards.
Shin’s Wave is known for producing and exporting Korean original musicals, mainly to Japan.