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Showbox sends Thieves around Asia

Showbox seals key Asian territory deals on Macau diamond heist film The Thieves from Korean director Choi Dong-hoon.

South Korean sales company Showbox has pre-sold Macau diamond heist film The Thieves to Dream Movie Entertainment for Singapore and Malaysia, Queen International Pictures for Indonesia and Catchplay for Taiwan.

Directed by hitmaker Choi Dong-hoon (Tazza: The High Rollers and Woochi), The Thieves is expected to be released wide in each territory following its Korean release this summer. The film’s A-list ensemble cast includes Kim Yun-seok (The Yellow Sea), Kim Hye-soo (Tazza), Lee Jung-jae (The Housemaid), Gianna Jun (Snow Flower And The Secret Fan), Simon Yam (Ip Man), and Derek Tsang (Dream Home).

The company is also launching sales on Take Off and 200 Pounds Beauty director Kim Yong-hwa’s Mr. Go 3D. Budgeted at over $20m, the film is about a gorilla that is trained to play pro-baseball. Currently in production, the film is being shot in stereoscopic 3D, aiming for a summer 2013 release locally.

Showbox is also having the market premiere of music romance Love On Air and has From Seoul To Varanasi screening at the Hong Kong International Film Festival.

Its slate also includes current local box office hit Nameless Gangster: Rules Of The Time and upcoming action thrillers Confession Of Murder and A Company Man, as well as erotic thriller The Scent.

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