Since premiering the project at last year's Asian Film Market, sales agent and Korean distributor Prime Entertainment has been busy closing deals during the American Film Market and recent European Film Market in Berlin.
Prime announced today (March 5) that Amuse Entertainment has pre-bought rights to the film for Japan, M Pictures for Thailand, Encore Films for Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia, BHD Co for Vietnam and Beijing KAB Film & Culture Media for China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau.
The martial arts romantic comedy is scheduled to open in Korea this July, with a simultaneous release across Asia to follow two weeks afterwards. The exact release date is still being worked out.
Written and directed by Kwak Jae Yong, My Mighty Princess tells the coming-of-age story of a martial arts prodigy who is destined to guard the world against an evil spell.
The film stars Shin Mina whose credits include A Bittersweet Life, which screened at Cannes in 2005, and martial arts actioner Volcano High. On Ju-wan from The Peter Pan Formula and Bloody Tie plays opposite her.
Dion Lam, who worked on The Matrix Revolutions and Spiderman 2, was in charge of action choreography.
Kwak's 2001 My Sassy Girl is in line for a US remake directed by Yann Samuell and produced by Gold Circle Films. Kwak also wrote the screenplay for Addicted, another Korean film that is being remade in the US, with Yari Film Group producing and starring Lee Pace and Sarah Michelle Gellar.
Prime Entertainment says it expects to close additional territories at the Hong Kong Filmart (March 20 - 23).
Upcoming Prime Entertainment releases include Im Kwon-taek's 100th film Beyond The Years; and Deepa Mehta's Untitled Julia Project, co-produced by Focus Features.