'Woochi' inks deals across Asia

Choi Dong-hoon's pic sells at AFM

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The Korean action fantasy flick "Woochi" is casting a spell across Asia in a deal struck by United Pictures and M-Line Distribution with Viscom Suraya for Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei.

Choi Dong-hoon's tale of a rascal wizard who travels 500 years to come to contemporary Seoul to fight against goblins also sold to Splendid for Germany and Benelux in one of the AFM's higher-profile presale deals so far.

Produced by Zip Cinema, the $12 million-budgeted pic stars Gang Dong-won ("Duelist"), Kim Yoon-suk ("The Chaser") and Lim Soo-jung ("I'm a Cyborg but That's OK") and is scheduled to roll out in Korea by holiday season this year.

M-Line G handles European territory sales while United Pictures hawks it for Asia and America.