South Korean sales company Finecut has picked up international sales rights to Thai horror film The Medium (previously known as Rang-Zong), directed by Banjong Pisanthanakun and produced by Na Hong-jin.
It marks the first producing credit for the Korean director of The Chaser and The Wailing. Both of those thrillers played in Cannes official selection in 2008 and 2016 respectively, with Finecut representing them for international sales.
The Medium is in post-production and Finecut is launching sales at EFM. The film is backed and locally distributed by Showbox in South Korea and GDH 559 in Thailand, respectively. Showbox previously handled international sales and locked a pre-sales deal to France (The Jokers Film) last year.
The film is a supernatural horror about a shaman’s inheritance in the Isan region of Thailand where what could be possessing a family member might not be the goddess they make it out to be.
Na developed the project based on his own original story idea and co-produced through his production company Northern Cross with Thailand’s GDH 599 (Bad Genius).
Pisanthanakun’s 2013 comedy horror film Pee Mak is the highest-grossing Thai film of all-time.