Update on T.O.P's movie "Commitment" (Int'l Title)

Shared by on March 29, 2013  

Note: COMMITMENT is the international title of 동창생 (The Alumnus).

Assassin thriller sells to North America, German-speaking Europe, Hong Kong and further territories.

Showbox/Mediaplex has pre-sold teenage North Korean assassin thriller Commitment to multiple territories including North America (Well Go USA Entertainment) and German-speaking Europe (Splendid Films). The film stars Choi Seung-hyun, also known as TOP from the hugely successful K-pop boy group Big Bang.

Directed by Park Hong-su, the film has also sold to Hong Kong (Golden Scene), Singapore (Golden Village), Malaysia and Brunei (Hwa Yea Multimedia), Thailand and Cambodia (M Pictures) and Taiwan (Serenity Entertainment).

The film is about a teenage killer (Choi) from North Korea who volunteers after his father’s botched espionage mission to infiltrate South Korea. Posing as an ordinary schoolboy, he ends up killing people in order to protect his younger sister.

The film is currently in post-production and tentatively scheduled for an autumn release.

Showbox is also selling Yoon Jong-chan’s classical music drama My Paparotti which is making its market premiere at Filmart and upcoming boy trio spy action film Secretly Greatly, directed by Jang Cheol-soo (Bedevilled) and starring Kim Soo-hyun (The Thieves).

Movie Synopsis:

After his father’s botched espionage mission, North Korean Myung-hoon and his young sister Hye-in are sent to a labor prison camp. In order to save his sister’s life, Myung-hoon volunteers to become a spy and infiltrates to the South as a teenage defector. While attending high school as an ordinary student in the South, he meets another girl named Hye-in, and he comes to rescue her when she comes under attack. South Korean Intelligence soon discovers of Myung-hoon’s activities and begins tracking him, all the while his own government sends a vicious assassin to eliminate him.

Movie Stills + Staff:

Source: Showbox, Screendaily

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  • Luvtabi

    Wutt, Why they changed it?

    • http://twitter.com/Cindeehhh Cindy

      No it's just the international title. Just like how YB's international name is SOL and Dae is D-Lite

    • eeeeee

      They didn't actually change it. It's just the international title. A lot of Korean movies use diff title when they are released internationally. Like "The Host", its original title in Korean was Monster.

    • http://twitter.com/blackjack4bom Julie Park

      They didn't. Commitment is the international title of Alumni

  • http://twitter.com/kwonntabi Patbingu


    • minakwon

      I think so. Will be the biggest hit in Malaysia?? Who knows... ;]

      • Aini Shahidin

        lets make it happen! lets make it the TOP ranking movie in the month! ^_^

        • minakwon

          Geez. Cnt wait! Im so exciteddd... :D

    • Hyun Hee MalaysiaVIPs

      i wish that ,.

    • phyn

      yes...n we be like r u vipz!!!!!!^^

    • ↖ϻΐʗhῐġʘ↘

      oyeahhh super excited !!! GSC maybe ?

    • coffeelover

      OMG!!!! This is like my dream will come true! To watch TABI in the big big screen! I swear i will watch it more than one time, whatever the price ! Yeaaa cant wait!!! Love u tabi ! :)

  • http://twitter.com/seunghyunie87 Teppi.테 삐. テッピ


    • LoveTheLove


    • theTOPgirl

      ahh..i knw rght.. big disappointment

  • mizskullzzz

    TOP~ah please wear your sunglasses..your intense gaze is killing me

    • http://twitter.com/lavodnas Ana Sandoval


  • H A Z E


  • Tabi27

    Wait..Germany are in it, too?? o.o
    Is there a accurate date of releasing?

    • omo

      OMG german speaking europe ^o^

    • pseudoduplo


  • jhing

    Omo, omo! So happy that a lot shows interests in his movie even before the final scheduling of showing it to the public! I'm so happy and proud!
    He deserves all this (and the staffs) He worked very hard and diligently during the filming. Juggling between Alive World Tour as the member of Bigbang and filming the movie! Indeed he is one fine actor!
    BTW, can't wait to see it here in SINGAPORE!!!! I'm sooooo happy!

  • Noona’s for BB!

    Yay! It's coming to America, and that will mean L.A. for sure! :)
    TOP - my favorite handsome MOVIE STAR! <3

  • https://twitter.com/kechiklalala Choi Seung Hyun

    yeah ! Malaysia ~ TOP so handsome !

  • lilyann3

    "North America"! OMG. What does this mean? Redbox? Netflix? Dare I hope that it actually comes to theaters?!? I would drive hours to another city, just to see this movie in a theater!

    • NunmulBaboBB

      That is exactly what I thought too...I hope we can get it here..I am so excited for this movie.

    • http://twitter.com/CHOIGYRL 탑 탑 탑

      I hope in the USA! because North America can mean anywhere besides the us...I'm happy for him either way! this is amazing news!

      • http://twitter.com/glow_glow93 glow_glow

        It did say "Well Go USA Entertainment" I'm pretty sure that means USA.

        • http://twitter.com/CHOIGYRL 탑 탑 탑

          Oh it's "Wellgo" ..with them it still doesn't mean it'll come to the USA...they said NORTH America, not the United States of America, just because they use that Wellgo company doesn't mean anything for the US yet, trust me I'm a huge movie addict and I know a lot about these kind of things.

          • http://twitter.com/glow_glow93 glow_glow

            oh well then that sucks lol

    • Liliana

      Hope the movie comes to USA theathers. I wonder if it too much to ask for subtitles.... I mean I really don't need them cuz I will be too distracted watching T.O.P, but I really would like to understand the movie to recognize all the hard work he put into it.

    • shelicious

      this would be a dream come ture !!!
      TOP on the big Screen Daaamn !!! i would see the movie multiple times without regretting wasting my money !

      TOP you cute little thing :D

      • Noona’s for BB!

        ...."cute BIG thing!" :D

      • gdbaby8282

        ... Money is not an issue( even it is).. Just want to see him and his action.... This "Cute Little-BIG thing"

    • Kimbo

      In the US new release foreign films often go to a Demand
      Station at a higher charge than local film releases. Oh so hoping this will be

    • moopies

      probably select theatres, ones that show foreign movies.

  • TOPTOPTOPclass

    Wow at the plot. Great news that it's being picked up by various countries, even if it's a small number, it's better than nothing.

  • http://twitter.com/lavodnas Ana Sandoval

    International VIPS will definitely make the "Commitment" to see this movie ^^

  • ♛adRiana 아드리아나♛

    Oh my, i just want a happy ending for Tabi's character, i dont want to cry T___T

  • Ruby

    I'm actually NOT excited by this, because it probably means voiceover :( I would prefer to hear his voice and read subs. But I also need it on DVD so I can watch alone haha!

  • 마린

    even if it's not screened here, by hook or by crook we will find a way to watch it online!!!

  • http://twitter.com/glow_glow93 glow_glow

    Honestly idk what this means lol

  • http://www.facebook.com/ramona.wirz Ramona Wirz

    OMG GERMANY?? cant believe they buyed it!! AWESOME!! but its gonna be weird hearing TOP with a german voice xD

  • bbissou

    YGE sure knows how to choose em' doesn't he :P

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001935619370 Mariana Ferreira Albuquerque

    Of course. Spain always left behind.


    OMG OMG seriously GERMANY ....finally we get something here....i cant see him live but i hope next time pllzzzzz include GERMANY also in your tour plllzzzz :-D anyways awesome news :-D i will be the first person infront of the cinema :-D

  • http://twitter.com/Maitha_AlJ Maitha Al Jenaidi

    and forget the Middle East, Canada, and Australia..... typical.... but still heart breaking T A T ..... what if he comes to ma country to promote his film like Song Joong Ki o__o maybe i'll see this person who blows ma ovaries after all ^^

  • http://twitter.com/SweetVernice95 Vernice

    Oh Yippee! Singapore is included! (((:

  • Jojo

    Well this sort of happened with Into the Fire too. A company bought the rights to distribute the movie in the US, cant remember for other countries. This doesn't mean it'll be shown all over the US tho, it'll be more like a special US screening in very selected theatres in select cities for a limited time. They showed Into The Fire at AMC theatre in Northbrook, IL only, in the Chicago area, a couple of weeks after it opened in Korea (July or Aug 2010). It'll be in an area with high korean or asian population. Hopefully, they do it again anywhere in Chicago metro. It was english subbed, no voice over. :)

  • DisgustingOmelet

    If it goes into theatres in the states that means it would come into theatres in Canada too, ah I really hope it does ^_^ the film does seem really interesting

  • gdbaby8282

    T.O.P is now finally on the surface!!!!! Yay!!!

    All eyes on you, CHOI TOP.. GOOD LUCK in all cinema, i hope it subbed and not voice over.. You will be hot in all language tabi... Rare..

    • shaboom

      owh..please don't change his voice..

  • KGPD

    omg in North America?! i think for sure that Alumni is gonna show in theaters in K.Town, i am soo gonna drive there to see it. its only a 20 min drive. omg im waiting.

  • http://www.facebook.com/marija.lipanovichynd Miki Camui Hayashi

    I SERIOUSLY HOPE this movie will come to Croatia!! But...knowing how NO ASIAN movie ever comes here sadly I clearly doubt that this one will to *sigh* but still hope dies last hahaha XD

  • BB_Lav_Cam

    the smile on the last pic.. just made my morning.. =D

  • WiLd&YoUnG ~ Cara♥

    Gotta know ASAP when those tickets come about...

  • bigbangfosho

    THIS WILL BE THE MOVIE I BUY....OMG if it comes out on DVD, I'd totally buy it

  • TOP The Life Ruiner

    Omg they have to release it in Sweden ;w; If not I hope they'll sell it with English subs.

  • Marije Komdeur


  • Marije Komdeur

    German-speaking Europe -> THIS MEANS HOLLAND? cuz we learn german :$

  • Aunt Rita

    T.O.P finally appeared! *______________________*

  • J.E.P.A.H

    Directed by Park Hong-su, the film has also sold to Hong Kong (Golden Scene), Singapore (Golden Village), Malaysia and Brunei (Hwa Yea Multimedia),

    does this means that this movie will be aired in Malaysia too????*O*

    • Bev Ng

      Yes most likely since its mentioned " the film has been sold". Just wait n b on d look out. They said " autumn release n now its in prepro" few more mths to go.

      • J.E.P.A.H

        yay!!lets filled up the cinema!! ^,^

  • zollipop

    OMG Singapore??? I can't wait!!

  • Bev Ng

    Wait wait hold up. This def isnt the movie 'Into the fire' ( 71 into the gunfire)...rite? the alumni, commitment and alumnus, is it d same movie? ( If its d same, why give so many names n confuse ppl?) or Its another movie altogether? im missing sumting here. My brain has bin fried. Sumbody enlighten me tnx.

    • Sunny Lee

      lol nono. Commitment = English/International name of "Alumnus". It's the movie that TOP's been working on for the past several months :)

      • Bev Ng

        Rightey ho. So the alumni is another movie? N into the fire or gunfire etc etc is d war flick rite? Just to b clear

        • http://www.facebook.com/marie.shamimin Marie Shamimin

          Yes that's right ^^

          • Bev Ng

            Ok tnx

  • shaboom

    Please don't kill Tabi in this movie. I watched Into The Fire and cried a river.

  • shunnmi

    i wanna ask. when is autumn?

    • http://www.facebook.com/marie.shamimin Marie Shamimin

      September 21 is the beginning of autumn and it ends on December 21.

  • http://twitter.com/GGhm77 Gà hÂm

    it cooler than I thought

  • 3inthemorning

    While that's fantastic news and I'm really happy for seunghyun, but does anyone else think that the synopsis sounds terrible?

  • thuzar

    I believe this movie will bring more success to TOP

  • Kaye

    TOP playing a teenager... but he looks like such a MAN even with his boyish charm...

  • TOPfans

    yeah...so happy that Singapore will be showing....can't wait for it to release....cheers.....:D

  • http://www.facebook.com/farah.rainarahim Farah Raina Rahim

    Even in Brunei? wow, the world gonna be waiting for TOP's Commitment.. I just can't wait to see his movie.. :D

  • LoveTheLove


  • TOPfans

    I wonder who will sing the ost of this movie, I hope is TOP....:D

  • Truedream1988

    Tapi U R THE BEST ~ & i'm sure this movie gonna BE HIT & EPIC <3333

  • http://www.facebook.com/marie.shamimin Marie Shamimin

    I sympathize the character he plays so much... Fulfilling the mission which has been his appa's, sacrificing his life for his sister and his friend, and ending up getting chased to be killed by a fellow North Korean (T_T)

    TOP really chooses roles which have a tragic life.

    But setting this movie aside to talk about reality, I wonder who in here is really worried with the news all over the world that North Korea is ready to attack South Korea anytime and we don't know when... I'm more worried about the South Koreans as a whole this time (T_T) Let us all pray that there will be no war...

    • ketttlezen

      Personally, I think tragic movies are the best. I love the fact that they make me cry, because it means I'm attached to the characters. And often, it kind of teaches you a good lesson.

      And he said before that he wouldn't act in romance movies because he doesn't know much about love anyway.

      • http://www.facebook.com/marie.shamimin Marie Shamimin

        I agree with you ~ and the best one is the good lesson we get. But it's also good to get the swollen eyelids and eyebags after crying for hours ^^
        I'm glad to know that. I don't want TOP to act in a romance movie. I want him to only play that role for the lucky girl he dedicates his heart to ^^

  • fatima

    yayness~finally it's herrreeeeee^^ so excited for this movie

  • choomtop22

    OMG!! TOP in the big screen.. O_O how i wish our country is included but unfortunately not again ^_^; oh well ill see it on my laptop soon..

  • http://twitter.com/nekopolyrhythm amai kuga

    perfect plot. perfect actor, perfect movie... what more can we ask for? :D

  • PERfect VersatilitY

    He's the hottest assasin ever! "sends a vicious assassin to eliminate him." oh no hope Top will stay alive in this movie, unlike "Into The Fire" >.<

    • ketttlezen

      Hopefully lol

  • jane

    aww, the actress is so cute! top do you like her? ahahah. btw beside this movie that take forever to come out, top, come on, dont go on hiatus til autumn, will you? things so boring without ur stupid ridiculously handsome alienish faceu.

    • TOPfans

      cute???? ugly but adorable, kekekeke.....I wonder why the actress that always act with TOP is not pretty????? not even one show they give him a pretty actress....

      • jane

        each to their own tho. i think shes cute! ahahah. lee hyori tho, well, not as in act in movie or anything but they are like beautiful stage couple like, ever.

      • ketttlezen

        The girl in Nineteen was very pretty, the girl who seemed to try to comfort him in 71 Into The Fire was really pretty too.

        By the way, he was about to act as a lead with Kim Tae Hee, who is a freaking BEAUTY. -_-

  • bigbangtopisbingu

    MALAYSIA??!!!oh yeah..so glad it will also air in malaysia..can't wait~!!^^

  • ♛ Miss GiyongChy ♛

    yeayyyy!! bringing crownstick and banner to the cinema! lol ^o^

  • http://twitter.com/blackbobby97 Black Bobby

    Hope the film will come to Vietnammm aigooo

  • http://twitter.com/KangDaesung_s HURRICANE

    OMOOO GOLDEN VILLAGE?! I'm gonna run to the nearest GV to my house and watch!

  • Alexia Owusu-Sakyi

    Oh my gosh I'm so excited bwaaah!!! And I can buy it on DVD! YES!
    I already know that this movie is going to be amazing!
    The only thing that would make this even better was if TOP goes shirtless -even for just a few seconds-
    Oh my gosh, then I can die happy...

  • Kyopta

    you know south korea already film fews film of north korea and south korea characters inlove with each other and overcome the war with love n peace.. but some n.korea and s.korea dont like it ._. WHY!! WHY!!


    does anyone know the release date?