Korean sales agent M-Line Distribution has announced that Barry Sonnenfeld (Men In Black) is attached to direct and executive produce the US remake of Korean sleeper hit Scandal Makers.

Kang Hyung-chul's Scandal Makers portrays the comedy and drama that ensues when a radio DJ in his mid-thirties suddenly discovers he has not only a full-grown daughter but also a kindergarten-age grandson when they both come to live with him.

'The William Morris Agency saw a screener and put together a package with Barry Sonnenfeld attached. So far, several major studios have shown interest and with Barry and WMA in the lead, it looks like the process will be a fairly speedy one,' said M-Line CEO Michelle Son.

Sonnenfeld reportedly saw Scandal Makers and agreed to direct and executive produce the US remake because he found the original 'funny, intelligent, sincere' and with a universal quality that would work with wider audiences.

His work includes Men In Black I and II as well as Wild Wild West and Get Shorty. Sonnenfeld also won an Emmy for outstanding directing for a comedy TV series with Pushing Daisies.

Starring Cha Tae-hyun (My Sassy Girl), the original Scandal Makers opened last December in South Korea and has since clocked up 8.2 million admissions.