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Korean Film ‘Train to Busan’ to Be Remade in English

Korean Film ‘Train to Busan’ to Be Remade in English

SEOUL, Dec. 8 (Korea Bizwire) – The popular Korean action film “Train to Busan” will be remade in English, its distributor said Thursday.  NEW said the film’s remake right was sold to France’s Gaumont Film Company, a major global film studio behind such hit films as “Leon,” “The Fifth Element” and “Point Blank.”  “We are [...]

Number of Moviegoers Expected to Top 200 Mln for Fourth Year

Number of Moviegoers Expected to Top 200 Mln for Fourth Year

SEOUL, Dec. 5 (Korea Bizwire) – The number of admissions to local theaters this year is expected to surpass 200 million for the fourth straight year, a market tracker said Monday. According to the Korean Film Council (KOFIC), both domestic and foreign films have attracted more than 199.31 million viewers this year as of Monday [...]

CJ CGV to Co-Produce First Hollywood Title for ScreenX Format

CJ CGV to Co-Produce First Hollywood Title for ScreenX Format

SEOUL, Dec. 2 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea’s largest multi-screen cinema chain CJ CGV said Friday it will collaborate with a Hollywood studio to co-produce the first English film for providing the ScreenX immersive experience.  The company announced that it will work with the American film production company “Let It Play” to make the ScreenX [...]

Korean Film ‘Master’ Presold to 31 Countries

Korean Film ‘Master’ Presold to 31 Countries

SEOUL, Nov. 18 (Korea Bizwire) – The South Korean crime action film “Master” starring top actors Lee Byung-hun, Kang Dong-won and Kim Woo-bin has been sold to 31 countries before its release, according to its local distributor Friday.  The movie’s distribution rights have been sold to companies in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, [...]

Love, Fantasy and Adventure at Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival

Love, Fantasy and Adventure at Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival

BUCHEON, July 22 (Korea Bizwire) – The 20th Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (BIFAN) kicked off on Thursday, with some of Korea’s top actors and actresses making appearances.  Inaugurated in 1997, BIFAN focuses mainly on fantasy, horror, thriller and mystery films from South Korea and overseas. This year’s festival was themed ‘Love, Fantasy, and Adventure’, [...]

Movie Characters that Koreans are Most Fond of

Movie Characters that Koreans are Most Fond of

SEOUL, June 13 (Korea Bizwire) – There are four movie character genres that exist in film that have attracted more than 10 million moviegoers in Korea. They are heroes, mentors, tricksters, and heralds. The herald is the one who brings the ‘Call to Adventure’ Image science professor Kim Su-jeong from Kyonggi University revealed the findings after [...]