Magazine article Screen International

Finecut Inks Key Deals on Cannes Horror-Thriller 'The Wailing'

Magazine article Screen International

Finecut Inks Key Deals on Cannes Horror-Thriller 'The Wailing'

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Korean sales company Finecut has secured a raftof additional deals on Na Hong Jin's horror-thriller The Wailing following its European premiere in Cannes.

The well-received Out of Competition title has sold to Australia and New Zealand (JBG Pictures), Dutch-speaking Benelux (Contact Film), Italy (Movies Inspired), Japan (The Klockworx), the Philippines (Viva Communications), Singapore (Clover Films), Spain (La Aventura), Taiwan (Moviecloud) and Turkey (Fabula Films).

The Wailing had previously secured deals for France and French-speaking Benelux and Switzerland (Metropolitan Filmexport), mainland China (Infotainment) and North America (Well Go USA Entertainment).

According to Finecut, the film has grossed approximately $600,000 in the US since its opening on June 3, while in Australia, where it opened June 9 in six cities including Sydney, the film grossed $72,892 (AU$98,796) over its first weekend and is expanding to more sites in its second week. …

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