Taiwan, Korea firms team for 'Island'


BUSAN, South Korea -- In the latest example of how globalization is changing Asian filmmaking, Korean entertainment companies iHQ and Generation Blue Film are teaming up with Taiwan's Three Dots Entertainment to make the English-language horror film "Island," iHQ announced.

Directed by Taiwanese Leste Chen with a script by Korean Ko Jeong-un, "Island" is a $2 million project about two Asian families who go on vacation to Hawaii only to discover a mysterious island with a deadly secret.

Chen previously made "Eternal Summer" (2006) and "The Heirloom" (2005), both for Three Dots.

Principle photography is slated to run January-March, with a release in both Korea and Taiwan in June.