Crime Drama Sells in Hong Kong Filmart
announced more sales for its crime drama The Prison
during the Hong Kong Filmart this month. The NA Hyun
-directed film, which opens in Korea on March 23rd, found buyers in Asia, Africa and Europe.
Klockworx snatched up the film for Japan, Swift Productions swooped in for rights in France, Switzerland and Africa, and Emphasis the worldwide in-flight rights. Prior to EFM, Showbox had already announced sales to Australia and New Zealand, China, Philippines and Taiwan.
The film features Swiri
(1999) star HAN Suk-kyu
as a prisoner who lords over his jail, running a crime empire with the help of the guards and warden. KIM Rae-won
of Gangnam Blues
(2015) plays the former cop who winds up behind bars and quickly rises within the crime syndicate.
Following its domestic release, Well Go USA will launch the film stateside on March 31st. Showbox’s other upcoming titles include the election drama The Mayor
with CHOI Min-shik
and the period political drama Taxi Driver
with SONG Kang-ho