Korea’s Showbox/Mediaplex is launching sales on sequel Detective K: Secret Of The Lost Island, starring Kim Myung-min, at Busan’s Asian Film Market.
A sequel to 2011 hit Detective K: Secret Of The Virtuous Widow, the film is directed by Kim Sok-yun, who directed the original as well as Old Miss Diary. Kim Myung-min’s credits include Man Of Vendetta.
Set in 1795, the film follows Detective K and his sidekick investigating a lethal counterfeiting ring that threatens the state of the Joseon dynasty.
Showbox also has the market premiere of “hard-boiled action noir” The Divine Move starring Jung Woo-sung at Asian Film Market, along with political drama Inside Men, starring Lee Byung-hun (Masquerade, Red 2) and Cho Seung-woo (Tazza: The High Rollers), and directed by Woo Min-Ho (Man Of Vendetta).
The company’s slate also includes crime drama The Classified File, directed by Kwak Kyung-taek (Friend, Typhoon) and starring Kim Yun-seok (Haemoo). The film is based on a true child kidnapping story from 1970s Busan.
Showbox is also selling We Are Brothers, directed by Jang Jin (Someone Special), and Gangnam Blues, the last in Yoo Ha’s action trilogy of Spirit Of Jeet Keun Do – Once Upon A Time In High School and A Dirty Carnival.
In the Busan festival line-up, Showbox has Yoon Jong-bin’s action adventure Kundo: Age Of The Rampant and Cannes Directors’ Fortnight title A Hard Day, directed by Kim Seong-hun, both screening in Korean Cinema Today – Panorama.