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AI-Made Films Not Far Off

AI-Made Films Not Far Off

SEOUL, Feb. 1 (Korea Bizwire) – Last year, artificial intelligence computer IBM Watson again stunned the world by generating a trailer for Morgan, a horror/thriller film from 20th Century Fox.  Watson studied some 100 horror movie trailers beforehand, selected ten of the most tension-driven scenes from Morgan, and produced a trailer (with a bit of [...]

Korean Content Industry Continues to Prosper

Korean Content Industry Continues to Prosper

SEOUL, Jan. 16 (Korea Bizwire) – Despite the economic, diplomatic, and political drawbacks of 2016, Korea’s content industry continued its march forward. According to the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, and the Korea Creative Content Agency, the content industry grew by 5.7 percent last year to 105.2 trillion won ($89 billion), setting an important [...]

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 [...]