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UK’s Frightfest unveils line-up for postponed physical edition

Genre festival to open with ‘Train To Busan Presents: Peninsula’.South Korean zombie thriller Train To Busan Presents: Peninsula will open UK genre festival FrightFest on October 22 ahead of its UK release by Studiocanal on November 6.The festival will host 34 features in central London from October 22-25 and has secured seven world premieres and […]

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Kore-eda to make Korean debut ‘Baby, Box, Broker’ with ‘Parasite’ star Song Kang-ho

Gang Dong-won (Peninsula) and Bae Doona (Cloud Atlas) are also starring in the film, produced by Zip Cinema and Cj Entertainment.Japanese auteur Hirokazu Kore-eda is set to direct his first Korean film, Baby, Box, Broker, with a trio of Korean stars – Song Kang-ho (Parasite), Gang Dong-won (Peninsula) and Bae Doona (Cloud Atlas).Korean production house […]

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Deauville Fest to Showcase 10 Movies From Cannes 2020 Official Selection

One of the rare festivals to be hosting physical edition in the coronavirus era, the Deauville American Film Festival is set to world premiere 10 anticipated movies that are part of Cannes’s 2020 Official Selection.The Deauville roster of Cannes pics was curated by the Normandy-set festival’s artistic director Bruno Barde out of the 56 films […]

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Korea Box Office: ‘Peninsula’ Dominates on Opening Weekend

The much-awaited release of “Peninsula” in South Korea lived up to the hype, despite capacity limitations and other social distancing measures imposed across the nation’s cinemas.The “Train to Busan” sequel earned a thumping $9.20 million over the weekend from 2,575 screens, giving it an unapproachable 93% market share. Including revenues earned between its Wednesday release, […]

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‘Train to Busan’ Sequel ‘Peninsula’ Scares Up $13 Million in South Korea

While the global box office may be crippled right now, one movie that brought a dose of hope to South Korean theaters this past weekend was Yeon Sang-ho’s “Peninsula.” The sequel to 2016’s cult favorite “Train to Busan,” the post-apocalyptic thriller earned $13 million at the South Korean box office, according to Deadline’s figures. In […]

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Studiocanal UK hires former eOne executive to head acquisitions (exclusive)

Ashanti McIntosh will take part in the upcoming virtual Marche.Studiocanal UK has hired former eOne executive Ashanti McIntosh to head its acquisitions team ahead of this month’s Cannes virtual Marché (June 22-26).McIntosh, who joined on June 1, will be providing maternity cover for Alison Meese, senior vice president UK acquisitions and production.She will be actively […]

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