Magazine article Screen International

Busan: Pollux Pictures Takes Film Rights to 'Summer, A Corpse from Nowhere'

Magazine article Screen International

Busan: Pollux Pictures Takes Film Rights to 'Summer, A Corpse from Nowhere'

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At this week's Busan International Film Festival, Korea's Pollux Pictures (producers of Coinlocker Girl (2014) and 7 Years Of Night (2015)) has struck a deal for film rights to Park Yeon-sun's novel Summer, A Corpse From Nowhere, which is participating in the Asian Film Market's Book to Film pitching selection.

The deal came on the first day of the event yesterday (Oct 8), with market organisers stating, "This broke the record set at the first E-IP Market last year (when Beijing Alpha Transmedia acquired the IP rights to Kirin Productions' web drama The Cravings on the second day of the market) by one day."

In its inaugural edition last year, the E-IP Pitching event saw more than 50% of its projects successfully sign contracts, according to the Asian Film Market.

Running parallel to the E-IP Market, the Book to Film event is in its fifth year now.

A Korean mystery set in a remote mountain village, Summer, A Corpse From Nowhere tells the story of three absurd people searching for clues as to the disappearance of four young girls 15 years before, featuring comedic dialogue and a hard-hitting twist with a dose of realism. …

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