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South Korean horror film Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum has pre-sold to 47 territories, including North America, Showbox announced Wednesday.
The title, which will be released in South Korea on March 28, is also set to bow in North American cinemas in April via Well Go USA. It will also hit cinemas in Australia (via JBG Pictures) and Singapore (via Shaw).
Gonjiam has also been picked up by buyers from Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar (Westec Media); Hong Kong and Macau (Neo Films); Japan (Nihon Sky Way); South America (BF Distribution); Malaysia and Brunei (GSC); Philippines (MVP Viva); and Taiwan (Moviecloud).
“BF Distribution is excited to come on board as distributor on another Korean film. Latin America is known for being a Hollywood-oriented audience,” said a rep for the South American distributor. “BF has been working hard the past years to wide release in multiple territories such universal tales as Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum that do not disappoint in any means compared to horror films made in America.”
Helmed by Jung Bum-shik, who directed the critically acclaimed 2007 horror romance Epitaph, Gonjiam revolves around an online reality show that recruits a handful of people to explore the abandoned Gonjiam Psychiatric Hospital, which was listed as being among “Seven of the Freakiest Places on the Planet” by CNN Travel.
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