(Popcorn Film) Budget: $8m. Int'lsales/dist: Showbox. Noirish drama about a detective, prosecutor and gangster,all equally vicious. Exec prod: Kim Woo-taek. Prod: Han Sung-gu. Dir/Scr: KimSung-soo. Main cast: Kwon Sang-woo, Yu Ji-tae, Yu Dong-geun. Shooting fromMarch.
Contact: Showbox, (82) 2 3218 5632

(Angel Underground) Int'l sales: CineclickAsia. Horror omnibus in three segments by Korean women directors. Prod: JennaKu. Dir: Mo Ji-eun, Yoon Jae-yeon, Kim Eun-sook. Scheduled for delivery inSummer 2005.
Contact: Cineclick Asia, (82) 2 538 0211

(ChungEoRahm Films) Backer: ChungEoRahm Films, Happinet Pictures [Japan]. Dist:ChungEoRahm Films. Big-budget creature/disaster movie set along the Han Riverthat runs through Seoul. Exec prod: Choi Yong-bae. Prod: Jo Neung-yeon. Dir:Bong Joon-ho. Scr: Bong Joon-ho, Ha Joon-won. Prod des: Ryu Seong-hee. Maincast: Song Kang-ho, Byun Hee-bong.
Contact: ChungEoRahm Films, (82) 2 548 2953

(Tube Pictures) Two men go travelling to Uzbekistan, hoping to find an ethnicKorean wife. While there they get to know a woman who works as a translator.Exec prod: Hwang Woo-hyun. Prod: Choi Moon-soo. Dir: Hwang Byeong-guk. Scr: YoonSoon-yong. Main cast: Soo Ae, Jeong Jae-young, Yu Jun-sang. Shooting from earlyMarch in Uzbekistan.
Contact: Tube Pictures, (82) 2 546 2507

(b.o.m. Film Productions) Drama about a woman who is diagnosed with AIDS andher boyfriend. Exec prod: Oh Jung-won. Dir: Park Jin-pyo. Main cast: JeonDo-yeon, Hwang Jeong-min. Shooting from early 2005.
Contact: b.o.m. Film Productions, (82) 2 3445 6199

(Generation Blue Films) Co-prod: Cinewise.Int'l sales: Cineclick Asia. Horror film about a cursed pair of red shoes. Dir:Kim Yong-gyun. Main cast: Kim Hye-soo.
Contact: Cineclick Asia, (82) 2 538 0211

(East Film) Budget: $2.8m. Backer: CineclickAsia, Happinet Pictures. Int'l sales: Cineclick Asia. Drama based on aMongolian folk tale about a boy and his horse. Exec prod: Myung Kay-nam. Prod:Ryu Jin-ok. Dir/Scr: Jang Sun-woo. Shooting from June 2005 in Mongolia.
Contact: Cineclick Asia, (82) 2 538 0211


(Tube Entertainment) Backer/int'l sales/dist: Tube Entertainment. Animatedaction/comedy set in a futuristic society that is completely powered by humanfaeces. Exec prod: Kim Seung-beom. Prod: J-team. Dir: Joe Bum-jin. Scr: JungHye-won.
Contact: Tube Entertainment, (82) 2 547 6026

(Sidus Pictures) Budget: $4.7m. Backer: IM Pictures, Showbox. Int'l sales:Mirovision. Dist: Showbox. A trek to the South Pole turns into a horrificnightmare. Exec prod: Choi Wan. Prod: Tcha Seung-jai, Noh Jung-yun. Co-prod:Bridget Bourke. Dir/Scr: Im Phil-sung. DoP: Jeong Jung-hoon. Main cast: SongKang-ho, Yu Ji-tae, Kang Hye-jung, Park Hee-soon, Yoon Je-moon, Kim Kyung-ik.Shooting from May 25, 2004 in Korea and New Zealand.
Contact: Mirovision, (82) 2 737 1185

(Blue Storm) Backer/Dist: Show East. Drama about a woman who meets another manwhile her husband is in a coma. Dir: Hur Jin-ho. Main cast: Bae Yong-joon, SonJe-jin, Ryu Seung-soo, Im Sang-hyo, Kim Kwang-il. Shooting from February 4.
Contact: Show East, (82) 2 3446 9688

(Fun & Happiness Film) Budget: $4.5m. Int'l sales: Cinema Service. Mysterythriller about a series of murders that take place during Korea's ChosunDynastry in the 19th century. Exec prod: Kim Mi-hee. Prod: Kim Sung-jae. Dir:Kim Dae-seung. Scr: Lee Won-jae, Kim Sung-jae. DoP: Choi Yeong-hwan. Prod des:Min Eon-ok. Main cast: Cha Seung-won, Park Yong-woo, Ji Sung. Shooting fromJune 27.
Contact: Cinema Service, (82) 2 2192 8731

(Cineline II) Budget: $6.7m. Backer/int'l sales/dist: Korea Pictures. Dramaabout Korea's first female aviator, who lived in the 1920s. Exec prod: SeokMyung-hong. Prod: Lee Chi-yoon. Dir: Yoon Jong-chan. Scr: Lee In-hwa, YoonJong-chan. DoP: Yoon Hong-shik. Prod des: Kang Jong-ik. Main cast: Jang Jin-young,Kim Ju-hyuk, Yu Min, Han Ji-min, Toru Nakamura. Shooting in China, Japan,Korea, and U.S.A. from February 2004.
Contact: Korea Pictures, (82) 2 3445 6589

(Production M) Budget: $6-8m. Int'lsales: Korea Pictures. Period action film about a male-female detective team in19th-century Korea. Exec prod: Soma Chung. Prod: Cho Won-jang, OhEun-shil. Dir: Lee Myung-Se. Scr: Lee Myung-se, Lee Hae-kyung. Main cast: HaJi-won, Ahn Sung-ki, Kang Dong-won, Song Young-chang.
Contact: Korea Pictures, (82) 2 3445 6589

(Doosaboo Film) Budget: $2.9m. To granttheir elderly father's last hope, his children try pretending that Korea hasreunified. Winner of a 1997 KOFIC screenplay contest. Exec prod: Yun Je-gyun.Dir: Jo myung-nam. Main cast: Gam Woo-sung, Kim Soo-ro, Shin Gu, Sung Ji-ru,Kim Soo-mi, Shin Yi. Scheduled for May release.
Contact: Doosaboo Film, (82) 2 517 9904

(Culture Cap Media) Backer/dist: ShowEast. A famous Korean-Chinese dancer is invited to Korea for a competition, buther sister ends up coming in her place by accident. Exec prod: Kim Dong-joo. Prod:Choi Sun-sik. Dir: Park Young-hoon. Scr: Park Gye-yok, Park Young-hoon. Maincast: Moon Geun-young. Shooting from late October.
Contact: Show East, (82) 2 3446 9688

(Blue Storm) Backer/Int'l sales/dist: ShowEast. Drama about a middle schoolstudent who lives through the turbulent political period of 1979 to 1981. Execprod: Kim Dong-joo. Dir: Park Heung-shik. Main cast: Moon So-ri, Yun Jin-seo, LeeJae-eung.
Contact: Show East, (82) 2 3446 9688

(Sidus Pictures) Budget: $6.7m.Backer/dist: Showbox. A group of North and South Korean soldiers in the middleof a confrontation are transported back in time to the Chosun Dynasty. Exec prod:Tcha Seung-jai. Prod: Byun Mu-lim. Dir/Scr: Min Joon-gi. Main cast: ParkJoong-hoon, Kim Seung-woo, Hwang Jeong-min, Gong Hyo-jin. Shooting from July 23in Korea and China.
Contact: Showbox, (82) 2 3218 5632

(Moho Films) Backer/dist: CJ Entertainment. Third film in Park's "revengetrilogy," about a woman who is betrayed by her boyfriend. Exec prod: ParkDong-ho. Prod: Lee Chun-young. Dir: Park Chan-wook. Scr: Jung Seok-yeon. Maincast: Lee Young-ae, Kim Shi-hu, Choi Min-shik, Kim Bu-seon, Im Su-kyung.
Contact: CJ Entertainment, (82) 2 2112 6554

(Jeonwonsa) Budget: $1.5m. Backer: ChungEoRahm Films, KOFIC, Happinet Pictures[Japan], MK2 [France]. Int'l sales: ChungEoRahm [Asia], MK2 [rest of world].Dist: ChungEoRahm. Sixth film by Woman Is The Future Of Man director HongSang-soo. Exec prod: Choi Yong-bae, Martin Karmitz. Prod: Hanna Lee. Dir/scr:Hong Sang-soo. Main cast: Kim Sang-kyung, Eom Ji-won, Lee Ki-woo. Shooting fromDecember.
Contact: ChungEoRahm Films, (82) 2 548 2953

(Taewon Entertainment) Budget: $2.5m. Int'lsales/dist: Cinema Service. Comedy about two twin brothers: one a successfullawyer and the other a long-suffering ordinary guy. Exec prod: Chung Tae-won.Prod: Yoo Jung-ho, Kim Jong-hyun. Dir/Scr: Park Heung-sik. DoP: Jeong Han-cheol.Prod des: Kim Sung-wan. Cost des: Kim Jeong-won. Main cast: Jung Jun-ho, YunSoy, Kim Hye-na, Park Jeong-su, Park No-shik, Park Sang-wook.
Contact: Cinema Service, (82) 2 2192 8731

(Zininsa Film) Budget: $10m. Int'l sales/dist: CJ Entertainment. Maritimeaction film about a modern-day pirate who has been betrayed by both South andNorth Korea, and who wishes to take revenge. Exec prod: Yang Joong-kyung, ParkSeong-keun. Prod: Hyun Kyung-lim. Dir/Scr: Kwak Kyung-taek. Main cast: JangDong-gun, Lee Jung-jae, Lee Mi-yeon. Shooting from November 2004 in Thailand,Korea, and Vladivostok.
Contact: CJ Entertainment, (82) 2 2112 6554

(Film It Suda) Backer: Showbox, Cine Qua Non [Japan]. Int'l sales/dist:Showbox. Based on popular stage play by Jang Jin set during the Korean Warabout a Southern soldier, a Northern soldier, and a U.S. soldier who findthemselves in the same small village. Exec prod: Kim Woo-taek. Prod: Jang Jin. Dir:Park Kwang-hyun. Scr: Park Kwang-hyun. Music: Joe Hisaishi. Main cast: ShinHa-kyun, Jeong Jae-young, Kang Hye-jung, Im Ha-ryong, Seo Jae-gyeong, RyuDeok-hwan.
Contact: Showbox, (82) 2 3218 5632

(Cine2000) Backer/Int'l sales/dist: CinemaService. The fourth installment in the Whispering Corridors sequence of horrorfilms set in girls' high schools, about some students who are killed by amysterious whisper. Exec prod: Lee Chun-yeon. Dir: Choi Ik-hwan. Main cast: KimOk-bin, Cha Yr-ryun, Seo Ji-hye, Kim Seo-hyeong. Scheduled for summer 2005 release.
Contact: Cinema Service, (82) 2 2192 8731

(Sidus Pictures) Explicit drama about therelationship between an English instructor and an art student. Exec prod: TchaSeung-jai. Prod: Choi Seon-joong. Dir: Han Je-rim. Scr: Go Yun-hui, Han Je-rim.Main cast: Kang Hye-jung, Park Hae-il. Shooting from November 18 to March.
Contact: Sidus Pictures, (82) 2 3014 1809


(Film Mania) Backer/Dist: Show East. Drama about inline skaters and streetlife. Exec prod: Kim Dong-joo. Prod: Jee Mi-hyang. Dir/Scr: Jeong Jae-eun. Maincast: Cheon Jeong-myung, Kim Kang-woo, Lee Cheon-hee, Jo Yi-jin, On Ju-wan, KimSang-hyuk. Shooting from late August.
Contact: Show East, (82) 2 3446 9688

(ChungEoRahm) Co-prod: Generation Blue Films. Backer: ChungEoRahm, HappinetPictures [Japan]. Dist: ChungEoRahm. Drama about a career woman who getsinvolved with a new man after her long-time boyfriend leaves her. Exec prod: ChoiYong-bae. Prod: Park Kwan-soo. Dir/Scr: Kang Yi-kwan. Main cast: Moon So-ri,Kim Tae-woo.
Contact: ChungEoRahm, (82) 2 548 2953

(b.o.m. Film Productions) Backer/Dist/Int'l sales: CJ Entertainment. Actionnoir about a gangster asked to follow his boss's girlfriend. Exec prod: ParkDong-ho, Oh Jung-wan. Prod: Lee Eugene. Dir/scr: Kim Jee-woon. DoP: KimJi-yong. Prod des: Ryu Seong-hee. Main cast: Lee Byung-heon, Shin Min-ah, KimYoung-chul. Shooting from August 2004.
Contact: CJ Entertainment, (82) 2 2112 6554

(Kim Ki-duk Films) Budget: $950,000. Backer: Happinet [Japan]. Int'l sales: CineclickAsia. A man in his 60s on a remote island falls in love with a young girl, anddecides to marry her when she turns 17. Dir/Scr: Kim Ki-duk. DoP: . Main cast: JeonSeong-hwan, Seo Min-jeong.
Contact: Cineclick Asia, (82) 2 538 0211

(Good Player) Dist: CJ Entertainment. Comedy about a 26-year old man forced totake care of a nine-year old boy. Exec prod: Kim Jeong-su. Co-prod: KwonOh-sung. Prod: Kim Kyung-gyu. Dir: Oh Sang-hoon. Scr: Lee Hyun-su, OhSang-hoon, Kim Dae-jin. DoP: Lee Seok-hyun. Ed: Kyung Min-ho. Prod des: LeeSu-kyung. Cost des: Ok Su-kyung. Main cast: Lim Chang-jung, Lee In-seong, LeeSang-hoon, Maeng Sang-hoon, Ji Dae-han.
Contact: CJ Entertainment, (82) 2 2112 6554

CRYING FIST("Jumeoki unda")
(sio_t Film) Co-prod: Bravo Entertainment. Backer/Dist: Show East. Story of apoor boxer who accepts money to let people beat him up. Exec prod: KimDong-joo. Prod: Syd Lim, Park Jae-hyung. Dir: Ryoo Seung-wan. Scr: RyuSeung-wan, Chun Chul-hong. DoP: Jo Yong-gyu. Ed: Nam Na-young. Prod des: ParkIl-hyun. Main cast: Choi Min-shik, Ryoo Seung-beom, Im Won-hee, Byun Hee-bong,Na Moon-hee, Ki Ju-bong. Scheduled for April 1 release.
Contact: Show East, (82) 2 3446 9688

(MK Pictures) Budget: $1.9m. Int'lsales: MK Pictures. A young boy is forced to grow up quickly when his olderbrother contracts cancer. Exec prod: Lee Eun, Kang Je-gyu, Hong Su-young. Prod:Shim Bo-kyung. Dir: Im Tae-hyung. Scr: Kim Eun-jung. DoP: Kim Young-ho. Ed: LeeHyun-mi. Prod des: Kim Seon-ju. Music: Lee Ji-soo, Na Seok-ju. Main cast: ParkJi-bin, Bae Jong-ok, Park Won-sang, Oh Ji-hye, Seo Dae-han, Choi Woo-hee.
Contact: MKB, (82) 2 2193 2001

(ChungEoRahm) Co-prod: Film Bank. Backer: ChungEoRahm, Happinet Pictures[Japan]. Dist: ChungEoRahm. An elderly woman from a rural village has a raredisease and cannot ride in cars. To see her daughter's wedding, she sets off ona long journey by foot. Exec prod: Choi Yong-bae. Prod: Shin Yang-joong.Dir/Scr: Koo Sung-joo. DoP: Choi Chan-gyu. Lighting: Kim Dong-ho. Music: JeonSang-yun. Main cast: Goh Doo-shim, Son Byung-ho, Kim Ye-ryung, Kim Yu-seok, LeeHye-eun, Park Won-sang.
Contact: ChungEoRahm, (82) 2 548 2953

(Corea Entertainment) Budget: $2.7m.Backer/Int'l sales/dist: CJ Entertainment. A cop and a hoodlum end up trappedon an island with 5000 women who have been living without any men. Exec prod: LeeSeo-yul. Prod: Kim Seong-jin. Dir: Choo Chang-min. Scr: Choo Chang-min,Benedictus. Main cast: Lee Jeong-jin, Lee Mun-shik, Yeo Un-gye, Kim Su-mi, KimEul-dong, Kim Hyeong-ja.
Contact: CJ Entertainment, (82) 2 2112 6554

(Mine Entertainment) Backer/Int'lsales/dist: Showbox. A cop poses as a high school girl in order to get close toa gangster's daughter, but then she falls in love with one of her classmates.Exec prod: Kim Woo-taek. Prod: Kim Ik-sang, Im Geon-joong. Dir: Park Gwang-choon.Scr: Chung Yong-gi. DoP: Park Hyun-cheol. Main cast: Kim Sun-ah, Gong Yu, NamSang-mi, Ha Jeong-woo, Hong Su-ah, Park Sang-myun, No Ju-hyun, Kim Gap-soo.
Contact: Showbox, (82) 2 3218 5632

(SODOM Production) Backer: East Film. A man restarts an affair with a formerlover, but all the while he experiences visions of the woman who lived in hisapartment before him. Exec prod: Myung Kay-nam. Prod: Ryu Jin-ok. Dir: LeeSung-gang. DoP: Jo Young-gyu. Main cast: Kim Yoon-tae, Kim Joo-ryung, ChoiBo-young, Kim Yei-dong.
Contact: East Film, (82) 2 3775 3408

(Film Naru) Backer/Int'l sales/dist: CJEntertainment. A poor housewife from suburban Busan decides to work in secretas a bar hostess, and then unexpectedly gets caught up in an affair. Exec prod:Tcha Seung-jai. Prod: Always Han. Dir: Oh Seok-geun. Scr: Song Min-ho. Maincast: Jeon Mi-seon, Chang Hyun-sung, Kim Ji-sook.
Contact: CJ Entertainment, (82) 2 2112 6554