Magazine article Variety

Highly Anticipated Titles Vie for Buyers

Magazine article Variety

Highly Anticipated Titles Vie for Buyers

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To say that one of these films, "Psychokenisis," is highly anticipated is an understatement. The second live-action project by animation-auteur Yeon Sang-ho will be announced, but Contents Panda, which made a bumper crop of world sales from Yeon's "Train to Busan," is keeping all details of the project under wraps.

At a more advanced stage of progress is "Steel Rain" (pictured, also handled by Contents Panda), a spy thriller about a defector (Jung Woo-sung, "The King") from North Korea's National Security joining hands with his South Korean counterpart (Kwak Do-won, "The Wailing") to avert a nuclear catastrophe. On paper, this may sound like something out of the "Hunt for Red October" template, but given tense relations between Pyongyang and Washington, nothing could be more topical than this action thriller. …

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