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).
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.
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Source: Showbox, Screendaily