Splendid has pre-bought all German rights to The Divine Weapon, which wrapped two weeks ago, on the basis of three minutes footage that CJ is showing here at the EFM.
Directed by Kim Yoo-jin, the $10m period action drama tells the true story of a deadly arrow-slinging machine that Korea developed to protect itself against Chinese invasion during the Joseon Dynasty. The film, which stars Jung Jae-young (Welcome To Dongmakgol) and Huh Joon-ho (Silmido), is scheduled for a June or July Korean release.
Splendid has also has pre-bought Kim Hae-gon's Fate and snapped up two titles that are screening in the market - Lee Sang-gi's action drama Open City and Jung Gil-young's thriller Our Town. Fate stars Kwon Sang-woo and Song Seung-heon in the story of four friends who plot to steal money meant for a rival gang leader.
Meanwhile, A Man Who Was Superman has gone to Thailand's J-Bics, Singapore's Festive Films and Golden Scene for Hong Kong. Directed by Chung Yoon-chul (Marathon), the film stars Jun as TV producer who tries to take advantage of a man who believes he is superman.
Jun is a huge star in Asia following hits such as My Sassy Girl and Windstruck, and will also star in Ronny Yu's upcoming Blood: The Last Vampire, under her Western name Gianna Jun.
CJ is also reporting brisk interest in Park Chan-wook's upcoming vampire tale, Thirst. US studios are circling the film which starts shooting next month with Song Kang-ho in the lead.
In addition, Taiwan's Shengchi has acquired three library titles from CJ - Love Now, See You After School and Marriage Is A Crazy Thing.