The New York-based film distributor has picked up North American rights to Shim Sung-Bo’s South Korean thriller Haemoo from Finecut in Cannes.
Shim co-wrote the film with Bong Joon-Ho, who also produced the thriller about a group of fisherman driven to madness when their attempt to smuggle illegal Chinese-Korean immigrants goes horribly wrong.
Haemoo premiered at Toronto last year and will screen at New Directors/New Films. The film will open in early 2016.
The North American rights deal with WME Global on Justin Lerner’s The Automatic Hate follows the film’s world premiere at SXSW.
Film Movement plans a winter theatrical release for the family drama following select festival appearances including the Seattle International Film Festival later this month.