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THE DIVINE FURY with PARK Seo-jun Presells to 18 Countries
Nov 21, 2018
- Writerby Pierce Conran
MIDNIGHT RUNNERS Team Filming Martial Arts Supernatural Action-Thriller
Jason KIM and PARK Seo-jun, the director and star combo behind last year’s smash youth cop hit Midnight Runners, are currently in production on the martial arts supernatural action-thriller The Divine Fury. Though filming is still underway, distributor Lotte Entertainment has reportedly already pre-sold the project to 18 countries.
Lotte presented a 40-second promo clip at the recent American Film Market in Santa Monica, CA, which helped them secure buyers across Asia in Hong Kong, Macao, Cambodia, Indonesia, Taiwan, Laos, Japan, the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei and Thailand, as well as in European markets such as Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Liechtenstein and Switzerland.
PARK leads the cast of The Divine Fury as a champion mixed martial arts fighter who recently lost his father and teams up with a priest (played by veteran star AHN Sung-ki) to fight an evil power. The villain in the project is played by WOO Do-hwan, who previously had a small role in Operation Chromite (2016) before taking on a bigger role in the action-thriller Master (2016).
Released in August, KIM’s Midnight Runners, which featured PARK and KANG Ha-neul as police academy recruits who witness a woman being kidnapped and try to solve the case during one long night, was the sleeper hit of summer 2017, welcoming over 5.6 million viewers (USD 39.24 million). KIM had previously made two small independent features, including 2013’s Koala.
Once it completes filming and goes through post-production, The Divine Fury will find its way into theaters at some point in 2019.