Update on TOP's movie Alumnus
Assassin thriller sells to North America, German-speaking Europe, Hong Kong and further territories.
Showbox/Mediaplex has pre-sold teenage North Korean assassin thriller Commitment to multiple territories including North America (Well Go USA Entertainment) and German-speaking Europe (Splendid Films). The film stars Choi Seung-hyun, also known as TOP from the hugely successful K-pop boy group Big Bang.
Directed by Park Hong-su, the film has also sold to Hong Kong (Golden Scene), Singapore (Golden Village), Malaysia and Brunei (Hwa Yea Multimedia), Thailand and Cambodia (M Pictures) and Taiwan (Serenity Entertainment).
The film is about a teenage killer (Choi) from North Korea who volunteers after his father’s botched espionage mission to infiltrate South Korea. Posing as an ordinary schoolboy, he ends up killing people in order to protect his younger sister.
The film is currently in post-production and tentatively scheduled for an autumn release.
Showbox is also selling Yoon Jong-chan’s classical music drama My Paparotti which is making its market premiere at Filmart and upcoming boy trio spy action film Secretly Greatly, directed by Jang Cheol-soo (Bedevilled) and starring Kim Soo-hyun (The Thieves).
Sources: Big Bang Updates, Screendaily
I was looking around the Well Go USA Entertainment website and it looks like they actually release the movies they acquire in a decent amount of theaters with English subtitles. Not going to lie, I'd be down to drive to Chicago to watch this when it comes out.