South Koreanproduction company iFilm, which scored a hit with the Korean-HK co-production Windstrucklast year, has unveiled a major new pan-Asian feature that brings together HongKong director Andrew Lau of Infernal Affairs and Jeon Ji-hyun, the lead actressfrom Windstruck and My Sassy Girl.
Titled Daisy, thefilm is billed as a "romantic noir" set in the Netherlands about apolice detective and an assassin who both fall in love with an artist. It will be co-scripted by Kwak Jae-yong, thewriter/director of My Sassy Girl and Windstruck (who has also been invited byLau to assist during post-production), and will co-star Korean actor JungWoo-sung (Musa).
Top stars fromboth Korea and Hong Kong are reportedly under consideration for the role of thepolice detective.
With Jeon Ji-hyunhaving become Korea's most recognisable star in Asia, the film ranks as thehighest profile matchup of Korean and Hong Kong talent to date, and is certainto cause a media storm in several countries.Also taking part in the production will be Hong Kong cinematographer LayYiu Fai and action choreographer Dion Lam.
Shooting of thefilm is scheduled take place in the Netherlands from mid-May until the end ofJuly, with a release slotted for the end of this year.
Windstruck, iFilm'sprevious feature in which Jeon played a policewoman, set a new record for aKorean film in Japan earlier this year when it grossed $19.2m for Warner Japan.