South Korea’s Lotte Entertainment has sold China remake rights to Jong Hoon Park’s Top Star to Beijing-based Aim Media.
Top Star follows a talent manager on he road to success when he becomes a celebrity himself. But his passion turns into greed and he finds himself in a crisis.
Lotte says Aim Media producer Helen Lee, whose credits include the recent mainland China hit Beijing Love Story, plans to proceed with the Chinese version’s production this year with the makers of Beijing Love Story.
“I think Top Star has the quality and storyline to potentially succeed as a remake in China,” said Justin Choi, Lotte Entertainment general manager and head of International.
“A lot of Asian countries have recently expressed interest in Korean film remake rights, and as a seller, this seems to have more significance than simple film exports.”