South Korean sales firm Finecut has sealed a raft of Asia deals for action-thriller Christmas Carol ahead of its local release on December 7.
Warner Bros. Discovery has picked up the film for Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Philippines and Brunei, while it has also been sold for Japan (At Entertainment), Taiwan (Cai Chang International) and Thailand (Sahamongkolfilm International).
Based on a Korean best-selling novel of the same name by award-winning author Joo Won-kyu, the story follows a young man who sets out to avenge his twin brother, who is found dead on Christmas Eve.
The film is directed by Kim Sung-soo, who credits include religious cult drama series Save Me and 2013 action thriller Genome Hazard.
Playing both twins is Park Jin-young, a member of K-pop group GOT7 and a rising Korean actor whose credits include TV series Yumi’s Cells, which has attracted the attention of distributors from multiple territories.
“Jin-young has been receiving a great reputation as an actor in Japan and we are very confident that his challenge to play a double role and the bold storyline of the film will be attractive to the Japanese audience,” said distributor At Entertainment.
Cai Chang has the film scheduled for theatrical release in Taiwan on December 9.
The film was produced by Finecut under its production label Studio Finecut with Blue Plan’it.