SouthKorean director Kang Je-gyu has signed on with Creative Artists Agency (CAA),making him one of the first Korean filmmakers to work through one of the majorHollywood talent agencies.
Accordingto production/sales company MKB, Kang is also fielding multiple offers frommajor Hollywood studios regarding his as-yet unannounced next project.
Kanghas become a box-office legend in his home country for the action film Shiri(1999) - a record-breaking hit credited with jump-starting the commercial boomin Korean cinema - and his latest film Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood Of Warwhich is Korea's best selling film of all time with a $65m local gross on 11.7madmissions.
Setduring the Korean War, Tae Guk Gi has earned $1.1m to date in a NorthAmerican release through IDP Distribution, and is South Korea's official entryfor the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar.
Earlierthis year, Kang's company Kang Jegyu Films was purchased and merged with one ofKorea's leading production houses Myung Films. Rebranded as MKB, thecompany is currently preparing several big-budget productions including Shiri2, which is to be shot by another director.