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Popular TV Drama SANDGLASS to be Made Into Movie

Mar 27, 2018
  • Writerby SONG Soon-jin
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Three Companies Agree to Invest USD 20 Million in SANDGLASS Korean-Vietnamese Co-production Project

The TV series Sandglass (1995), which starred KO Hyun-jung, will be made into a movie by Korean and Vietnamese companies. Korea’s Hyunmoo Enterprise and Vietnam’s Jini Holdings revealed through a press release that they had agreed to co-invest about USD 20 million (KRW 20 billion) into a production budget for the project and made a contract with Vietnam’s VIE Group. Since 2016, Hyunmoo Enterprise has worked to make a film version of the political drama, with original writer SONG Ji-na. 

Sandglass depicts the tragic relationships among three friends in the operating in the darker parts of society in Korea during 1980s; Tae-su (CHOI Min-soo), Woo-seok (PARK Sang-won) and Hye-rin (KO Hyun-jung) grow to become a gangster, prosecutor and big player of the casino industry, respectively. The SBS drama was immensely popular in 1995. 

Writer SONG Ji-na and actor JUNG Joon-ho, as well as officials of the three companies, attended the investment conference for the Korean-Vietnamese project. Hyunmoo Enterprise described VIE Group as a “total entertainment company established by Vietnam’s Vin Pearl Resort’s VIN Group and Dong Hai Group”.
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