Source: Acemaker movieworks


Acemaker movieworks has closed a raft of pre-sales on Remember, the Korean remake of Atom Egoyan’s 2015 revenge film of the same title, including to Alibaba for China and Relay Motion for Taiwan.

At the Asian Content & Film Market (ACFM) in Busan, the company is also launching sales on Noryang: The Sea Of Death (working title), the third in the historical action franchise of Korea’s all-time biggest box office hit, The Admiral: Roaring Currents.

Remember has now sold to 75 territories including Hong Kong (Megaton Entertainment), Singapore (iQIYI International Singapore), Thailand (Sahamongkolfilm), Philippines (Viva), CIS and the Baltics (Vesta LLC), the US and Canada (815 Pictures) and in-flight (Anuvu).

Directed by Lee Il-hyung (A Violent Prosecutor), the film stars Lee Sung-min (The Man Standing Next) and Nam Joo-hyuk (The Great Battle). Lee plays an octogenarian ex-soldier with dementia who sets out to take vengeance on pro-Japanese collaborators he believes responsible for the deaths of his family during the occupation. Nam plays a young man who gets swept up - suspected of murder and accompanying the old man to try to stop the killing and prove his own innocence.

The film is produced by Yoon Jong-bin’s Moonlight Film, which has credits including A Violent Prosecutor and The Spy Gone North.

Acemaker expects to close further deals at the ACFM.

‘Noryang’ launch

Acemaker is also handling international sales for Noryang: The Sea Of Death (working title). Director Kim Han-min continues his historical franchise on the naval battles of legendary admiral Yi Sun-shin whose strategies defeated Japanese invaders in the 16th century.

The film is set to star Kim Yoon-seok (Escape From Mogadishu), Baek Yoon-shik (Inside Men), Jung Jae-young (The Fatal Encounter) and Huh Joon-ho (Escape From Mogadishu).

Set in 1598, the final year of the Japanese invasions of Korea, the navy led by admiral Yi must destroy the Japanese army as they retreat while the Ming dynasty gets violently entangled with both countries. The film is a Bigstone Pictures production.

The first in this series, The Admiral: Roaring Currents, recorded 17.6 million admissions in 2014. Prequel Hansan: Rising Dragon has recorded 7.25 million admissions since opening on July 27 during the ongoing pandemic. It is screening at the Busan International Film Festival in the Korean Cinema Today – Panorama section.