Source: Courtesy of Neon


Neon has acquired US rights to Park Chan-wook’s modern classic Oldboy and will release it in theatres to commemorate the revenge thriller’s 20th anniversary.

Park’s ground-breaking South Korean film won the 2004 Cannes grand prix and stars Choi Min-sik as a man who is released from mysterious captivity after 15 years and has five days to find his captor.

Yoo Ji-tae, and Kang Hye-jung also star in the 2003 film marking the second instalment in Park’s The Vengeance Trilogy. Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance came out in 2002 and Lady Vengeance opened in 2005.

Neon’s Jeff Deutchman negotiated the deal with Thierry Wase-Bailey at Celsius.

Neon recently wrapped production on Tilman Singer’s Cuckoo, the feature film debut of Hunter Schafer. The upcoming slate includes Brett Morgen’s David Bowie documentary Moonage Daydream, Kore-eda Hirokazu’s Broker, and Palme d’Or winner Triangle Of Sadness from Ruben Östlund.

The company recently acquired Laura Poitras’ imminent Venice world premiere All The Beauty And The Bloodshed.