Magazine article Variety

South Korea's CJ Lands Deals for Three Titles

Magazine article Variety

South Korea's CJ Lands Deals for Three Titles

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SOUTH KOREA'S LEADING investor-distributor, CJ Entertainment, has scored multiple deals for "Asura: The City of Madness," "My Annoying Brother," and "The Housemaid" ahead of the American Film Market.

Hardboiled crime actioner "Asura" has been acquired for distribution in several territories in Asia, following earlier theatrical releases in Australia, New Zealand, and North America.

Directed by Kim Sung-soo, "Asura" was sold by CJ to Splendid for German-speaking Europe, and to Medyavizyon for Turkey. Within Asia it was picked up by Deltamac for Hong Kong and Macau, Long Shong for Taiwan, M Pictures for Thailand, Viva Entertainment for the Philippines and by Bloomsbury for Mongolia. JBG Pictures picked up the film for Australia and New Zealand, where it opened on Oct. 13.

Pic had its premiere in the Toronto film festival and opened Oct. 7 in North America via CJ America.

The company's upcoming family drama "Brother," starring top K-pop idol band EXO's Doh Kyung-soo (aka D. …

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