South Korea’s iHQ has picked up sales rights to sell Rabbit And Lizard, directed by Joo Ji-Hong, a Korean graduate of FEMIS who has spent some years in France making shorts.

The award-winning director is now working with two pop idols-turned-actors - Jang Hyuk (Volcano High, Windstruck) and Sung Yuri (TV series Hong Gil-Dong).

Rabbit And Lizard is a road movie and love story about a man suffering from a rare heart disease who helps a woman returning to Korea for the first time since her childhood adoption to US. She is on a mission to find out why her biological parents abandoned her, and how she got the lizard-shaped scar on her shoulder.

The film started shooting earlier this month, with plans to finish in May 2009.

iHQ production subsidiary i Film and JM Pictures are collaborating on the film.

A top Korean talent management company as well as a producer and distributor of films, TV dramas, games and music, iHQ’s previous productions include Andrew Lau’s Daisy. The company has committed to finance and produce fine to seven films a year, including international co-productions and English-language films.

JM Pictures is a producer/financier whose credits include Friend, My Little Bride, Marathon, and Welcome To Dongmakgol.