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‘Detective K: Secret Of The Living Dead’

South Korea’s Showbox has announced a raft of deals on Detective K: Secret Of The Living Dead.

The historical adventure comedy sold to China (iQiyi), Hong Kong and Macau (Edko Films), Japan (Twin), the Philippines (Viva Communications), Taiwan (Movie Cloud), worldwide in-flight (Emphasis) and Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Indonesia and Thailand (CJ E&M HK).

Directed by Kim Sok-yun, the latest in the Detective K series, which stars Kim Myung-min in the title role, takes him on an adventure investigating deaths involving vampire bite-marks.

Released on February 8 in Korea, the film has clocked up nearly 2.5 million admissions and $18.5m according to the Korean Film Council.

The film was released in North America by Well Go USA and in Australia/New Zealand by JBG Pictures last month, with Lotte Entertainment Vietnam releasing it in that territory on March 8.

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