Wednesday, December 12, 2012

KCN: New Projects from Park Chan-wook, Kim Jee-woon and Hong Sang-soo (12/06-12/12, 2012)

Lots of new projects or details of upcoming films announced this week, including the latest on Park Chan-wook, Hong Sang-soo and Kim Jee-woon's cinematic endeavors. The first teaser for Ryoo Seung-wan hotly anticipated spy thriller The Berlin File was also released today.


Kim Jee-woon Plans Live Action Jin Roh: The Wolf Brigade
Get ready for something spectacular. Korea's Kim Jee-woon - soon to make his English language debut with Arnold Schwarzenegger starring The Last Stand - has big plans for his next Korean film and it's something that should leave anime fans very, very happy. (Twitch, December 11, 2012)

Director Hong Sangsoo’s Next Film Gets 19 Rating
Director Hong Sangsoo’s next film, Nobody’s Daughter Haewon, was given the 19 or above rating on December 6. The film finished shooting this past spring and is in the post production stage, awaiting a release date. The film stars Lee Sun-kyun who appeared in Hong Lost in the Mountains and Oki’s Movie. This will be the actor’s third collaboration with Hong. (KoBiz, December 11, 2012)

Park Chan-wook and Park Chan-kyung Brothers at It Again
The latest film from the Park brothers (Chan-wook and Chan-kyung), Day Trip, has revealed its poster. Day Trip a movie about a stubborn teacher and a rube student going on a trek to a mountain to get the voice they want, is the latest film of Park Chan-wook and Park Chan-kyung. (KoBiz, December 10, 2012)

Lee Chang-dong to Sit on Dubai Film Fest Jury
The 9th Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), which is set to run from December 9th to 16th, has invited acclaimed director Lee Chang-dong to head the jury for their Muhr AsiaAfrica Features section. (KoBiz, December 7, 2012)

Conglomerates Direct Korea’s Film Industry
It recorded more than 100 million views through November. It was the first year that milestone was reached - with one month still to go, no less - and translates an average two domestic movies seen by every Korean. That is twice the per capita views in the United Kingdom and nearly four times more that in Japan, according to 2011 statistics from the Korean Film Council. (Joong Ang Daily, December 6, 2012)


The Berlin File (Teaser)


Day Trip (Poster 1)

Day Trip (Poster 2)

The Tower (Final Poster)

The Tower (Poster 3)


(Modern Korean Cinema, December 10, 2012)

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