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V.I.P., the latest title by Warner Bros. Local Productions Korea, sold to multiple Asian territories, Seoul-based sales company Finecut announced on Thursday.
The crime thriller has been picked up by The Klockworx for Japan; Neofilm for Hong Kong and Macau; Moviecloud for Taiwan; Viva Communications for the Philippines; and CJ E&M Hong Kong for Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore and Thailand.
At home,V.I.P. had an impressive opening score. It topped the South Korean box office over the weekend of Aug. 25-27, earning a cume $9 million as of Thursday. The film scored over 1 million admissions in just eight days. South Korean industry observers primarily measure a film’s box-office performance by admissions.
Starring A-listers Jang Dong-gun (My Way), Kim Myung-min (A Day), Park Heui-soon (The Age of Shadows), and Lee Jong-suk (The Face Reader), the crime drama is about a South Korean intelligence agent, police detective and a North Korean officer colliding in their efforts to capture a North Korean defector, the son of a key political figure who turns out to be a prime suspect of a serial murder case.
V.I.P.is helmed by one of the South Korea’s most sought-out directors, Park Hoon-jung, who enjoyed both critical and popular acclaim for the noir New World. He previously penned the scripts for successful titles The Unjust and I Saw the Devil.
The film is presented by Warner Bros. Pictures, produced by Gold Moon Film and co-produced by peppermint&company, Inc.
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