Sidus, the Korean production house behind Musa The Warrior, has unveiled a five-picture slate, including Musa director Kim Sung-soo's new project.
Kim is readying an untitled sci-fi action picture, which could go into production later this year. Sidus, which aims to invest $15m-$17m a year in eight films, is looking for European co-production partners on the pictures and is seeking participation from a 3-D animation house. The film is likely to have a budget of $5m-plus.
Bet The Night is another larger scale picture by Korean standards. Ready for later this year, the gentle comedy is set in a 1950s village. The picture is set up as a co-production with Artdue, the Japanese publishing house that owns the underlying novel. It will be directed by well-known director Kim Soo-jin.
Additionally, director Kim Young-bin is readying hijack thriller Air 2003 for an August start on a budget of roughly $4.5m. Going into production in July will be $2.2m action film Jungle Juice, from director Cho Kin-ho.
Bong Joon-ho, director of the hit Barking Dogs Never Bite, is to adapt a stage play about a wave of killings called Come And Look At Me. Production starts in July on a $2m budget.