Magazine article Screen International

Showbox, Huayi Brothers Join Forces for Mr. Go 3D

Magazine article Screen International

Showbox, Huayi Brothers Join Forces for Mr. Go 3D

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Korea's Showbox/Mediaplex has entered into an investment and distribution partnership with Chinese studio Huayi Brothers for its upcoming sports action drama Mr. Go 3D.

Huayi Brothers has agreed to invest $5m into the film, which is guaranteed a 5,000-screen release across China in summer 2013 and wide releases in Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. More than half of China's 10,000 screens are 3D-equipped.

Directed by Kim Yong-hwa (200 Pounds Beauty, Take Off), the film is based on Heo Young-man's comic The 7th Baseball Club about a young Chinese circus ringmaster and her baseball-playing gorilla who are scouted into the Korean baseball league. The gorilla will be a work of state-of-the-art rendering, while the human cast is headed by Chinese actress Xu Jiao and Korean actors Sung Dong-il and Kim Kang-woo.

While many Korean films have previously been exported to the mainland China market, Showbox said Mr. …

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