EXCLUSIVE: Adventure period comedy sequel sells to slew of territories, including Japan.
Korea’s Showbox/Mediaplex has pre-sold adventure period comedy Detective K: Secret Of The Lost Island to a slew of territories, including Twin Co for Japan.
The film, which is scheduled for Korean release on Feb 11 in the run-up to Lunar New Year, has also gone to Lemon Tree for China, AV-JET for Taiwan, Soundspace International for Indonesia/Vietnam/Cambodia/Laos, VIVA Communications for Philippines and Colourful Garden for Myanmar.
In addition, Full Brief Marketing, a company affiliated to China Lion Entertainment, has acquired the film for Australia & New Zealand and Dreamwest Pictures for North America.
The film is a sequel to Detective K: Secret Of The Virtuous Widow, which was a big hit over Lunar New Year 2011, pulling in 5m admissions. The sequel reunites the team of director Kim Sok-yun and cast Kim Myung-min and Oh Dal-soo. Actress Lee Yeon-hee has also joined the cast of the sequel.
Showbox is also selling Yoo Ha’s noir action Gangnam Blues, which has already sold to all Asian territories, North America and Australia/NZ. The film will be released in China in March through Huaxia Film, Shanghai New Empire Entertainment and Shenzhen Da Fang Media.
Gangnam Blues was released in Korea on Jan 21 and has so far racked up 2m admissions. Showbox’s EFM slate also includes Kwak Kyung-taek’s crime drama The Classified File and Woo Min-ho’s Inside Men, starring Lee Byung-hun.