My HanCinema | Sign up, Why ? Your E-mail   Password    Auto| Help
HanCinema :: The Korean Movie and Drama Database, discover the South Korean cinema and drama diversity Contact HanCinema HanCinema on TwitterFaceBook HanCinema PageHanCinema on Twitter
Follow HanCinema
NewsLetter DailyWeekly

Kim Jee-woon's First International Outing

2009/08/28 | 450 views |  | Permalink | Source

Korea's Kim Jee-woon is set to make his first international film. In conjunction with U.S producers the film will be a remake of Claude Sauted's Max et les Ferrailleurs (1971). KIM has steadily risen within the ranks of Korean film directors and his last film "The Good, the Bad, the Weird" (2008) has consolidated his success overseas. In addition, his 2003 thriller A Tale of Two Sisters has just had its international remake with the title The Uninvited. Kim Jee-woon is amongst a handful of directors like counterparts BONG Joong-ho and Park Chan-wook to be offered international deals.

The film based on the 1971 film with the English title of Max and the Junkmen is itself adapted from a novel. A firmly noir tale, complete with seedy cops immoral cops, thieves and a bank heist seems perfect for a director who already had huge success cementing his own brand of neo noir with "A Bittersweet Life" (2005). Max is a wealthy, amateur detective, obsessed with catching criminals and continually frustrated by those that escape. Angered by his failures he hatches a scheme to set up a group of petty criminals and ex convicts to rob a bank.

Director KIM has already finished the script and shooting will take place in Philadelphia. Given the need to create a dreary atmosphere filming is to begin in the winter of 2010.

David Oxenbridge (KOFIC)

Attention You're reading the news with potential spoilers, make them spoiler free, dismiss



 Previous news
  • 14 Filipino Films at this year's Pusan International Film Festival
    2009/08/28 (Source)
    The 2009 Pusan International Film Festival will present a Filipino independent film special featuring 14 films. This event marks 60 years since the beginning of diplomatic relations between Korea and the Philippines. Significantly, the Philippines also fought alongside South Korea during the Korean,...More

  • 3D Films Set to Increase in Korea and Asia Region
    2009/08/28 (Source)
    3D films are expected to increase in Korea representing a greater regional Asian trend. This could not come at a more welcome time. Despite significant success at the box office of late with films such as "Haeundae" and "Take Off" box office results in general have been sluggish as has the rapidly,...More

  • Korean Animation to be broadcast on the U.S. TV network
    2009/08/27 (Source)
    Noonbory and the Super 7 of Daewon Media to be broadcast both in the U.S. and Korea
    Overseas debut, the achievement made possible thanks to 'Star Project 2006'

    Korean animation is scheduled to air on a TV network of the U.S., the home of animations, preparing to expand its presence globally.

Subscribe to HanCinema Pure to remove ads from the website (not for episode and movie videos) for US$2.99 per month (you can cancel anytime).
The first step is to be a member, please click here : Sign up, then a subscribe button will show up.


Remove ads

Sign up




Visible, hide

Learn to read Korean in 90 minutes or less using visual associations

By Cédric Collemine | Privacy policy | Contact | Partners

Mobile version