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YOON Jong-bin and HAN Jae-duk to Form New Investment and Production Company
Aug 30, 2018
- Writerby Pierce Conran
THE SPY GONE NORTH Filmmakers Venture Forth for New Business
The Spy Gone North director
YOON Jong-bin is setting up shop with SANAI Pictures head HAN Jae- duk. The director and the producer who have worked on a number of successful projects together will establish an as-yet-unnamed investment and production company.
YOON, who got his start with the acclaimed indie The Unforgiven (2005), has successfully moved into the commercial arena since his 2012 crime saga Nameless Gangster : Rules of the Time. He also runs his own production company named MOONLIGHT Film.
HAN got his start as a line producer on
PARK Chan-wook’s Old Boy (2003) and went on to produce RYOO Seung-wan’s Crying Fist (2005), The Unjust (2010) and The Berlin File (2013), as well as Director YOON’s first commercial breakthrough, Nameless Gangster : Rules of the Time. In 2012, HAN founded SANAI Pictures, which has delivered PARK Hoon- jung ’s New World (2013) and KIM Sung-soo’s Asura : The City of Madness (2016), among others.
After working together on YOON’s prior film
KUNDO : Age of the Rampant (2014), SANAI Pictures and MOONLIGHT Film began to collaborate, producing the Lunar New Year smash A Violent Prosecutor (2016) and the successful crime comedy The Sheriff in Town (2017), both released last year. Earlier this year, their last effort, YOON’s The Spy Gone North, debuted as a midnight screening at the Cannes Film Festival. The film is currently on release in Korea, where it has welcomed 4.34 million viewers in just over two weeks.