CJ's The Target hits key sales
Korean remake of Point Blank sells to Germany and Latin America, among others.
Ahead of its Midnight Screening premiere in Cannes tonight [May 22], The Target - director Chang’s Korean remake of French action thriller Point Blank - has sold to a raft of territories led by Germany (Welt Kino) and Latin America (Borsalino).
CJ Entertainment also announced sales of the film for Switzerland (Praesens), Turkey (Medyavizyon), the Middle East (Gulf Films) and in-flight rights (Sky Media).
Censored and re-edited in Korea for violence and concerns over copycat crimes, the film’s uncut version is making a world premiere in Cannes’ Out of Competition Midnight Screenings.
The film stars Ryu Seung-ryong, from the hit Miracle In Cell No. 7, as a former mercenary framed for murder.
When he lands wounded in the hospital where Lee Jin-uk’s character is a medical resident, Lee’s pregnant wife gets kidnapped and Yu Jun-sang’s corrupt cop character goes after them all with murderous intentions.
CJ Entertainment executive vice president and head of international sales & distribution Kini Kim says the film seems to have taken in buyers with its “universal story” and “speedy and thrilling action”.