South Korea Film 'Top Star' to Get Chinese Remake

Lotte Entertainment
"Top Star"

China's AIM Media bought the right to adapt the show biz drama by Korean actor-turned-director Park Joong-hoon.

Top Star by South Korean actor-turned-director Park Joong-hoon will get a Chinese remake, Lotte Entertainment announced Friday at Hong Kong FILMART.

"We are pleased to announce that AIM Media, a major Chinese production company, has bought the rights for the remake of Top Star at FILMART," a spokesperson for Lotte Entertainment said.

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AIM Media is known for producing films such as Beijing Love Story, a recent hit in mainland China.

Top Star marked the directorial debut by Park, the 48-year-old Korean film icon best known for 1980s-90s comedies such as the Two Cops series. His film about ambitious young people struggling to succeed in show business is based on observations he has collected since entering the local industry at age 20. 

The film premiered at the 2013 Busan International Film Festival.

The Chinese remake is expected to be a sizable production slated for a wide release next year.