Korea's CJ Entertainment Partners With Chinese Studios to Co-Produce 'The Peaceful Island'

CJ Entertainment
"The Peaceful Island"

The Korean entertainment giant is expanding its involvement in the booming film market of its Asian neighbor.

SEOUL -- On the heels of co-producing the Chinese hit The Wedding Invitation, South Korea's CJ Entertainment will be involved in three more Chinese films, including The Peaceful Island (working title).

The Korean entertainment giant joined hands with China's Tianjin Century Media Co., Ltd, C2M and Huace Media, Hong Kong's Media Asia Group, and Korea's Kodiz to co-produce and co-develop the upcoming thriller.

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Currently undergoing production in Beijing, Shenzhen and Huizhou, China, The Peaceful Island is about ocean surveyors who survive an emergency landing on a bizarre desert island and their struggles to escape.

Directed by Korean filmmaker Chang Yoon-hyun, the film stars Taiwanese actors Stanley Huang and Leon Dai alongside Chinese actress Jiao Yun Yan. The film is set for a theatrical release in the second half of 2014 with CJ handling international sales.

CJ has yet to reveal any information about the other two features it is co-producing with its Chinese and Hong Kong partners.

Meanwhile, CJ is representing two Korean films that are included in this year's Cannes lineup: July Jung's A Girl at My Door (aka. Dohee-ya, Un Certain Regard) and Yoon Hong-seung's The Target (midnight screening).