Korean production companyFingerprint Pictures has acquired remake rights to classic Hong Kong actiontitle A Better Tomorrow, directedby John Woo in 1986, from Hong Kong-based Fortune Star Entertainment.
Fingerprint, founded byKorean producer Park Hyung-jun (My Boyfriend Is Type B), is currently recruiting scriptwriters and adirector for the Korean remake which is planned for production in 2007.
The company is also workingwith Fortune Star to bring in a high-profile producer for the project.
Fortune Star and Fingerprintwill work together to handle international distribution of the remake outsideof Korea.
The original film, whichstarred Chow Yun-fat, is widely regarded as one of the best action titles fromthe golden era of Hong Kong cinema and was awarded best film and best actor atthe sixth Hong Kong Film Awards in 1986.
The remake deal wasnegotiated by Thomas Mok, AVP business affairs, distribution chief May Yip andEsther Hau for Fortune Star and Park Hyung-jun, Benjamin Kim and Kang Tae-Woofor Fingerprint Pictures.