Magazine article Screen International

Korea's Studio & NEW Launches First Feature Production

Magazine article Screen International

Korea's Studio & NEW Launches First Feature Production

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Major South Korean investor/distributor Next Entertainment World (NEW) and its production subsidiary Studio & NEW are launching their first in-house feature film production.

The large-scale historical battle drama Ahn-si-seong (working title) is being directed by Kim Kwang-sik, whose credits include My Dear Desperado and Tabloid Truth.

Budgeted at $13.2m (KW15bn), the film is being co-produced with Soojak Film.

It takes place during the ancient Three Kingdoms of Korea era when the Goguyreo nation fought offattacking Tang (Chinese) forces in the famous 7th century siege of Ansi City (a.k.a. Ahn-si-seong).

In pre-production, the film is currently casting with an aim to start shooting this summer.

Having previously produced the pan-Asian hit TV series Descendants Of The Sun, NEW established Studio & NEW last September in order to focus on producing more of its own feature films and TV dramas. …

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