Berlin: Saban Films Takes Korean Horror Remake 'Hide and Seek'

Courtesy of SABAN FILMS

'Parasite' producer CJ Enm is behind the feature that stars Jonathan Rhys Meyers and was directed by Joel David Moore.

Saban Films has picked up the horror-thriller Hide and Seek for North America, the U.K. and Ireland.

Joel David Moore directed the film from Parasite producer CJ Enm, which is an English-language remake of a 2013 Korean social horror-thriller of the same name by Huh Jung.

The movie takes place as the population in urban areas balloons and real estate prices skyrocket, with lower-income segments of society are finding themselves continually getting pushed out. Hide and Seek explores the question of "what if" when those left marginalized decide to take matters, and homes, into their own hands. When a wealthy businessman follows a lead to find his missing brother, he dives headlong into a twisted underworld of squatters and vagrants that threatens to tear apart his family as he struggles to maintain his sanity.

Rhys Meyers stars alongside Jacinda Barrett, Joe Pantoliano and Mustafa Shakir.

Moore and Yeonu Choi produced the film. CJ’s Miky Lee, Jinnie Choi, and Jerry Kyoungboum Ko executive produced.

“We are excited to be working with Joel on his remake of Hide and Seek, which had a lasting impression on us all,” said Saban Films’ Bill Bromiley. “Jonathan gives a chilling performance. We can’t wait for our audiences to see his take on the story and its social commentary around the crisis in affordable housing.”

ICM and CAA Media Finance negotiated the deal on behalf of filmmakers. CJ is handling sales in Asia, with Hyde Park handling worldwide outside of North America and Asia.