While the director and key cast from “Steel Rain” remain the same, Lotte Cultureworks has come on board to replace the film’s previous investor-distributor Next Entertainment World. Lotte will be handling the film’s international sales at Busan International Film Festival’s Asian Film Market.
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Jung and Kwak, who played the roles of an elite North Korean agent and South Korean chief of foreign affairs who secretly conduct a mission to prevent nuclear war in the Korean peninsula, are returning to “Summit” as South Korea’s president and a North Korean official, respectively. “Steel Rain 2” will see a summit of leaders of South Korea, North Korea and the U.S., where they intend to discuss North Korea’s nuclear issue and a peace settlement for the Korean peninsula, but instead end up being abducted and trapped in a North Korean submarine.
In addition to the duo from “Steel Rain,” Yoo Yeon-seok (“Love, Lies”) and Angus Macfadyen (“Braveheart”) are also make appearances in “Summit.” Set for a 2020 release, the film is currently in production.
Lotte is also launching two other titles at the Busan rights market: “What Happened to Mr. Cha,” and “Hitman: Agent Jun.”
Kim Dong-kyu’s comedy “Mr. Cha” revolves around an actor who was popular for his image of a gentle and perfect man back in the 1990s, but is now no longer as famous. Veteran actor Cha In-pyo (TV’s “All the Butlers”) plays the actor who finds himself in a collapsing building but manages to stick to his image despite the extreme situation. The film is in post-production.
“Hitman: Agent Jun” is an action comedy directed by Choi Won-sub. Starring Kwon Sang-woo (“The Accidental Detective”) and Jeoung Jun-ho (“Operation Chromite”), “Hitman” is the story of a top National Intelligence Service agent who becomes a web cartoon artist, but fails to become successful until he draws a web cartoon about his past as a secret agent.
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