Korean thriller film "I Saw the Devil", which was pre-sold to France during Cannes film market last month, has been picked up by three more countries -- namely England, Taiwan and Turkey.
According to a press release by Finecut, which handles overseas sales for the pic, U.K.-based film distribution company Optimum Releasing bought the overseas rights for the Korean thriller which is still in production with noted filmmaker Kim Jee-woon directing top actors Lee Byung-hun and Choi Min-sik.
"Director Kim Jee-woon's unique and beautiful style has a powerful force that touches a deep spot in one's subconscious", explained Berenice Fugard, President of Optimum, on why he bought the film.
He went onto say that he is "convinced director Kim Jee-woon will make one of the most intense, breathtaking films that will be remembered for a long time".
Taiwanese distributor Catchplay and Turkey's Bir Film also picked up the film from Finecut.
"I Saw the Devil" is about a secret agent (played by Lee) plotting revenge against a serial killer (Choi) who killed his fiancee.
The film is scheduled for release in Korea this summer.
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