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MIDNIGHT RUNNERS Dashes to 12 International Markets

Aug 25, 2017
  • Writerby Pierce Conran
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Action-Comedy Hit with PARK Seo-joon and KANG Ha-neul Goes Overseas
 

Youth action-comedy hit Midnight Runners is making a run for 12 global markets, kicking off this week with Indonesia (August 24) and North America (August 25), where it is being released by JBG Pictures. Starring popular faces PARK Seo-jun and KANG Ha-neul, the film has become one of the summer’s biggest hits, with 4.23 million admissions (USD 29.41 million) banked to date in its first 15 days. The film is currently ranked third at the local box office, closely shadowing the season’s biggest offering A Taxi Driver.

Beyond this week, the film will open in Australia on August 31st and continue its run in markets such as New Zealand, Hong Kong, the UK, Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, Taiwan, the Philippines and Vietnam in the coming weeks.

TV star PARK, known for dramas such as Kill Me, Heal Me (2015) and She Was Pretty (2015) and rising film star KANG of DONGJU: The Portrait of a Poet (2016) and New Trial, star as police academy recruits who witness a young woman being kidnapped during a night out on leave and put their novice sleuthing skills to the test when no else will help them solve the crime.

Midnight Runners marks the commercial filmmaking debut of Jason KIM, who previously made the well regarded indie features Goodbye My Smile (2010) and Koala (2013). The film is being distributed and represented internationally by Lotte Entertainment.
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