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'Old Boy' Remake to Hit Hollywood

2004/03/11 | 223 views | Permalink | Source

The Park Chan-wook film "Old boy" will be reborn as a Hollywood movie. Cineclick Asia, the overseas marketer for the film, announced Tuesday that in the American Film Festival, it concluded a deal with the U.S movie company Universal Pictures to sell the rights to remake "Old boy".

Cineclick Asia, quoting Universal Pictures, said Johnny Depp and Brad Pitt are being considered for the leading roles.

"Old Boy" depicts a psychological game between two men, Dae-soo and Woo-jin. Woo-jin confines Dae-soo to a room and observes him for 15 years. Dae-soo is shut up in a room without knowing the reason. Yoo Ji-tae and Choi Min-sik assumed the leading roles in the Korean version.

Cineclick Asia said that it could not precisely reveal the selling price of the movie, but the company earned about W3.8 billion in overseas markets including the deal with Universal Pictures.

A dozen Korean movies, such as "My Wife is a Gangster", My Sassy Girl", "Love in October", "Janghwa, Hongryeon" and "Tell me Something" have been sold to Hollywood moviemakers.

"Samaria" directed by Kim Ki-deok was sold to Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Russia, Italy, Greece, France, Germany and Mexico in the European Film Market and the American Film Market, Cineclick Asia added.

"Janghwa, Hongryeon", directed by Kim Jee-woon, sold the local selling right to the U.S film company Tartan and consequently made a profit of W3.9 billion.

Source : www.chosun.com...

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