Korean sales company Showbox has sealed a raft of deals on crime drama The Swindlers and supernatural drama RV: Resurrected Victims, with both going to North America (Well Go USA) and the UK (JBG Pictures).
Starring Hyun Bin (Confidential Assignment) and Yoo Ji-tae (Old Boy), director Jang Chang-won’s feature debut The Swindlers is about a corrupt prosecutor and a man out for revenge, both chasing a con man who has pulled off swindle of historic proportions.
The film also sold to Japan (The Klockworx), Australia and New Zealand (JBG Pictures), Hong Kong and Macau (Deltamac), the Philippines (Viva Communications), Taiwan (MovieCloud), Vietnam (Lotte Entertainment Vietnam) and world in-flight rights to Emphasis.
The Swindlers is set for local release later this month.
Directed by Kwak Kyung-taek (Friend), RV: Resurrected Victims stars Kim Rae-won (The Prison) as a prosecutor bent on catching his mother’s killer when suddenly she comes back to life to try to kill her son - seemingly part of a worldwide phenomenon where murder victims come back for vengeance. His mother is played by Kim Hae-sook (The Handmaiden).
The film also sold to Australia and New Zealand (JBG Pictures), China (iQiyi), Japan (New Select), the Philippines (Viva Communications), Taiwan (MovieCloud), Turkey (Associated Euromedia), and world in-flight rights to Emphasis.
Released Oct 12, the film took $2.25m at the local box office according to the Korean Film Council (KOFIC).