EXCLUSIVE: Korea’s Mirovision has picked up international rights to romantic comedy My New Sassy Girl, the highly-anticipated sequel to 2001 hit My Sassy Girl.
A co-production between Korea’s Shincine and China’s Beijing Skywheel Media, the sequel stars the male lead of the original film, Cha Tae-hyun, and Victoria, a Chinese member of Korean pop band f(x).
Currently in post-production, the film is directed by Cho Keun-sik (Once In A Summer). The original My Sassy Girl was a huge hit across Asia and launched the career of actress Gianna Jun.
Mirovision has also picked up drama Canola (working title), directed by Chang, whose last film, The Target, played in official selection in Cannes 2014 as a Midnight Screening.
Starring Yoon Yeo-jung and Kim Go-eun, the story follows a grandmother who is reunited with her granddaughter who went missing for 12 years.
In addition, Mirovision is selling several two 40-minute animations, to be released as one film, which are based on Korean literature – Shower, adapted from Hwang Sun-won’s famous short story; and The Shaman Sorceress, based on a short story from Kim Tong-ni that was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1982.