Producer Kaz Kuzui picked up the rights after seeing the film at Sundance.
'Kim is a talent to watch and we hope to work with him in the future. As for the remake to his film, we feel Driving With My Wife's Lover has a particularly Asian humour to it that we would love to translate to Japan. After that we hope to give it a Western spin, too,' said Kuzui.
A 20-year veteran of film distribution in Japan, Kuzui also executive-produced the hit TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, based on the original film he produced, and the spin-off Angel.
Mirovision previously sold US remakes rights to My Sassy Girl, which is being produced by Gold Circle.
More recently the company sold E J-yong's Berlinale title Dasepo Naughty Girls to Third Window Films for the UK and crime action film The Aggressives to Mercury for France and Terra Entertainment for the US.
Mirovision has also named a new co-CEO, Bae Su-seok, former head of video distributor Starmax. Bae's background includes work at Samsung Entertainment Group, Oricom, and Cheil Communications.
His new sales team includes Jay Lee, Teddy Roh, and Daniel Kim who are repping at Cannes.
Founding CEO Jason Chae is now focusing on Mirospace, the company's newly opened arthouse cinema micro-complex, comprising a 120-seat theater with chic restaurants and a bar. Expansions and franchise branches are in the works.