Korean 'Tomorrow' gets Venice screening

Remake of John Woo classic invited to honor director

SEOUL -- "A Better Tomorrow," the Korean remake of John Woo's 1986 action film of the same name, was invited to the Venice International Film Festival next month as part of the screenings to highlight Woo's winning of the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement award.

The Korean remake is directed by Song Hae-seong (“Failan”) and stars Song Seung-heon as the role of Chow Yun-fat in the original, and Cho Han-seon as the film’s traitor.

“A Better Tomorrow," the story of a cruel twist of fate between brothers, was a mega-hit action film that had a tremendous influence on Hong Kong action cinema. The film virtually triggered the interest in Hong Kong films in Korea. Woo participated in the Korean remake as producer.
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