(Theformerly announced UK deal with Tartanwhen Cineclick Asia was handling the titlehadpreviously beencancelled.)
Kim's homage to Sergio Leone's The Good, The Bad And The Ugly screened in Cannes out of competition to enthusiastic audiences on the last Saturday of the fest.
Arguablythe most anticipated film of theyear in Korea,it is set for local release in mid-July. Kim is re-editing the filmtocuta local version.
'If Sergio Leone's original was an 'Opera Western,' my Cannes version is a hard rock Western and the local version will be a rock n' roll Western,' said Kim, adding his Cannes version had more elements of an homage while the localone would be more entertainment-oriented.
The film also went to Maywin Media for Russia, Huayi Brothers for China, Innoform for Singapore, Horizon International for Turkey, Farabi for Iran, and Independenta for Romania.
For their same respective territories, Maywin, Horizon, and Farabi also pre-bought period action film The Divine Weapon after screening 15 min. of footage in the market. The film also sold to Polmedia for Poland, Romania, Czech Republic and Bulgaria.
Innoform for Singapore also picked up Park Chan-wook's vampire thriller Thirst - due out early next year, and romantic comedies My Wife Got Married and Lost and Found, both also currently in production.
Action film Fate, starring Kwon Sang-woo and Song Seung-heon, sold to Hwa Jaan for Taiwan, Emphasis for Hong Kong, and Horizon International for Turkey.
Hwa Jaan also picked up Radio Star, directed by Lee Joon-ik (King and the Clown).