‘The Roundup’ and ‘Pororo’ Film Franchises Lead K-Movie Sales Pitch in Busan


Still building on the success of “The roundup”, Korean independent film producer and seller K-Movie Entertainmentpresents a list of 16 films to the Asian and Content Film Market, which is part of the Busan International Film Festival.

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The company has two titles featuring Don Lee (“The Eternals”) including the previously announced “The Roundup: No Way Out”, the third installment in the Crime City film series. The second film is the highest-grossing film this year in Korea, with a total of $100 million. The crime action flick, which also stars Lee Jun Hyuk (“Baseball Girl”) and Aoki Munetaka (“Rurouni Kenshin” Japanese franchise), is currently in production and is slated for release in 2023.

K-Movie has become the new representative of the “Pororo” Penguin Animated Film Franchise. The six-track catalog includes the latest, “Pororo Dragon Castle Adventure” which was released on July 28.
“Ditto” is a remake of the 2000 fantasy romance of the same name about two college students living in different times but are able to make a connection via an old radio after a lunar eclipse. The new version is set to be released on November 16, 2022 and will feature popular young actors Yeo Jin Gu (“Ajoomma” and “Warriors of The Dawn”) and Cho Yi Hyun (TV series “Hospital Playlist” and “All of We Died “).

Three other titles play in the romance and comedy genres. “Midnight Sun”, a remake of a Japanese film, features a girl who loves to sing, but is stricken with an illness that prevents her from exposing herself to the sun. The film stars Jung Ji So (“Parasite”) and Cha Hak Yeon (better known as N of K-pop boy group VIXX), and also features music written by K-pop duo, Lee AKMU’s Chan Hyuk.

“How to Fall in Love with Your Worst Neighbor,” a classic story of two neighbors at loggerheads who realize they have feelings for each other; and “Thunderstruck Cop,” about a police officer gaining superpowers after being struck by lightning, round out the company’s offering.

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