South Korean 3D Film 'Northern Limit Line' to Get North America Release

Northern Limit Line Still - H 2015
Courtesy of Next Entertainment World

Northern Limit Line Still - H 2015

The maritime actioner about a bloody confrontation with North Korea will be released in theaters across 20 cities.

South Korea's Northern Limit Line will hit theaters in the U.S. and Australia, among six other countries, its local distributor Next Entertainment World (NEW) announced.

The 3D action film about the bloody 2002 Battle of Yeonpyeong between North and South Korean patrol boats will hit seven Oceania cities, including Sidney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth on July 16, followed by 13 North American locations, including New York, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Atlanta and Dallas, on July 17.

The film is slated to show in Asian territories including Hong Kong, Macau, the Philippines and Myanmar.

Directed by Kim Hak-soon, Northern Limit Line debuted at No. 1 in the South Korean box office June 24. It has so far earned about $22 million. The film has made headlines for being crowdfunded by some 7,000 individuals. It also is the first local project to feature maritime action sequences in 3D.