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Blockbuster 'Typhoon' to Hit U.S. Next Year

2005/12/20 | 163 views | Permalink | Source

Actor Jang Dong-gun's new blockbuster film "Typhoon" will hit American theaters next year.

CJ Entertainment on Tuesday said it will have its U.S.-based partner Dreamworks distribute the film in the first half of next year. CJ owns five percent of Dreamworks.

Starring actors Jang and Lee Jung-jae, the film in South Korea drew a record 1.8 million moviegoers in its first week, breaking the previous mark of 1.77 million held by the Korean War blockbuster "Taegukgi."

"Typhoon" is also the country's most expensive film at more than 15 billion won for production and another five billion won for marketing.

The action thriller is about a North Korean pirate named Sin who is rejected by South Korea after fleeing the North and vows revenge.

Reported by KBS World Radio

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