Finecut signs two new output deals
The Seoul based sales agent has signed with two Korean companies.
Seoul-based sales agent Finecut has signed output deals with two Korean companies – Lotte Entertainment and Next Entertainment World (N.E.W.) – to handle international sales of their films.
The deal with Lotte, which covers this year’s titles, includes thriller Midnight FM and comedy drama Twilight Gangster. Directed by Kim Sang-man and currently in post-production, Midnight FM tells the story of female DJ who is forced to host a live radio show while a killer is stalking her family.
Directed by Kang Hyo-jin, Twilight Gangsters is about three grannies who become bank robbers when their life savings are stolen. The film opened recently in Korea and racked up 1.5 million admissions.
Meanwhile, Finecut’s deal with N.E.W. covers four titles including action drama Trapped, about a private investigator who gets involved in a murder case. The film is directed by newcomer Kwon Hyeok-jae and written and produced by the director of City Of Violence, Ryoo Seung-wan.
Finecut is also selling N.E.W.’s $4m thriller The Outlaw, the feature debut of Kim Chul-han, about a policeman who marries the widow of a murder victim.