The package showcases CJ's first US-Korea co-production West 32nd, which is playing in the Pusan film festival and made its market debut here. Directed by up-and-coming director Michael Kang, the film plays out in New York's Koreatown underworld. John Cho (Harold And Kumar Go To White Castle) stars, with Grace Park (Battlestar Galactica) co-starring. The film world premiered at the Tribeca fest and was pre-sold earlier to M Pictures in Thailand.
Horror films Black House and Wide Awake join the quartet with action thriller Puzzle. Black House is a CJ in-house production based on a Kadokawa novel and co-produced with the same Japanese company. The film will also screen in the upcoming Rome market.
At a Co-production PRO pitching session at the Asian Film Market today, CJ's head of international business David Shin also announced another Japan-Korea co-production - this time with Asmik Ace, on Goo Goo Is a Cat, to be directed by Inudo Isshin (Maison de Himiko). CJ is financing and handling international distribution.