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Wide Release of D-War in Korea and US

2007/06/04 Source

Showbox announced that the six year production of "D-War" has come to an end. The science-fiction film will be released in Korea on August 2. Also, the film will enjoy the biggest release of a Korean film in the US with a number reaching as high as 1,500 screens; far exceeding the previous record of 100 plus screens for Bong Joon-ho's "The Host". The US release is scheduled for the end of August.

The English language Korean film "D-War" is directed by Shim Hyung-rae and stars the American actors Jason Behr and Amanda Brooks, whose characters must battle an awakened ancient monster. In accordance with the setting of the story, the film was shot in LA.

The film is currently being sold to seventeen countries and Showbox expects that the international sales figure will rise more after the US release. According to Showbox calculations, the most expensive Korean film's production costs are US$32 million, however, this amount excludes several additional production investments. The special effects laden "D-War", with its lengthy prolonging of the production period, carries a price tag which is estimated at US$ 70 million.

Yi Ch'ang-ho (KOFIC)

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