Magazine article Screen International

Lotte Reports Busy Busan Sales

Magazine article Screen International

Lotte Reports Busy Busan Sales

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Hot sellers include Hope and The Terror, Live.

South Korea's Lotte Entertainment has announced a slew of sales on The Terror, Live and Hope from Busan's Asian Film Market.

Political disaster thriller The Terror, Live sold to Twin for Japan, Orange Sky Golden Harvest (OSGH) for Taiwan and Edko for Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam (TV rights).

Starring Ha Jung-woo, the film clocked up $37.2m with 5.57 million admissions at the local summer box office according to the Korean Film Council (KOFIC), after closing the Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival in July. It also opened in about 20 North American cities directly afterwards to what Lotte calls "good results" and the company expects more deals for Europe.

Dealing with child sexual abuse, Hope sold almost immediately after its Busan market screening to At Entertainment for Japan and Edko for Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam (TV rights). …

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