South Korea’s Noori Pictures and Just Creative Studio (JCS), an affiliate of China’s Bona Film Group, are teaming up to co-produce a Korean-language remake of hit crime action drama Project Gutenberg.
Budgeted at around $12-15m, the remake is being scripted by Korean writer and director Hwi Kim, who has worked on scripts including Haeundae, Dancing Queen and Sector 7.
Katherine Kim, former CEO of CJ Entertainment, is on board to produce the remake, with Noori’s Yongho Lee and JCS’ Jeffrey Chan as executive producers. JCS and Noori plan to announce additional partners, director and cast in the next few months.
Directed by Felix Chong, the original Project Gutenberg was co-financed by Bona Film Group and Emperor Motion Pictures and handled internationally by Distribution Workshop. The film grossed $189m over China’s National Day holidays in October 2018.