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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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Contents Panda sells Intruder, confirms July release for Peninsula

Mystery thriller Sohn Won-pyung has sold to 26 countries, including Russia, Cis and the Baltics.South Korean sales company Contents Panda has sold mystery thriller Intruder to 26 countries, including Russia, Cis and the Baltics (Provzglyad), and provided an update on its release of Peninsula, Yeon Sang-ho’s follow-up to zombie action thriller hit Train To Busan.Directed […]

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Film Review: ‘The Gangster, the Cop, the Devil’

Korea has dominated the midnight-movie/genre slots at international festivals so thoroughly of late that it’s hard not to view Lee Won-tae’s “The Gangster, the Cop, the Devil” in terms of its shortcomings in comparison to the likes of “Train to Busan,” “The Age of Shadows,” “The Wailing” and so on. But what this fun, slick […]

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Sylvester Stallone to produce remake of Korea’s ‘The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil’

Korean thriller, directed by Lee Won-tae and starring Don Lee, will premiere in Cannes Midnight Screenings.South Korean production company BA Entertainment has reached an agreement with Sylvester Stallone’s Balboa Productions for a remake of upcoming Cannes Midnight Screenings title The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil, starring Don Lee, aka Ma Dong-seok (Train To Busan).In an […]

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Marvel’s ‘The Eternals’ Adds ‘Train to Busan’ Star Ma Dong-seok

South Korean actor Ma Dong-seok (Train to Busan) is set to join Angelina Jolie and Kumail Nanjiani in Marvel’s The Eternals, Collider has confirmed. Chloe Zhao (The Rider) is directing from a script by Matthew Firpo and Ryan Firpo, and Marvel’s Kevin Feige is producing The Eternals, which is based on the 1976 comic book […]

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‘Kingdom’ Trailer: Zombies Invade Medieval Korea in This Netflix Horror Series

South Korea has already reached the pinnacle of the zombie genre with the horror masterpiece Train to Busan, but the new Korean Netflix original series will do you one better. Zombies…in medieval Korea. Kingdom is the streaming service’s second Korean original series, and it brings the zombie genre to Korea’s Joseon period in a historical […]

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