SEOUL — U.S.-based Polygon Entertainment has pacted with Korean shingle Doosabu Film to produce two effects-heavy Korean features.
“Haeundae,” to be directed by Doosabu head Yoon Je-gyun with actress Ha Ji-won (“Phone”) reportedly cast in the lead role, is billed as South Korea’s first disaster movie and centers on a tsunami that wipes out South Korea’s most famous beach. Setting will be familiar to film industry execs as the location of the Pusan Intl. Film Festival.
Second pic is a sci-fi blockbuster about the crew of an oil rig battling a deep sea monster. A director has yet to be attached. Company is aiming to start shooting in the coming year.
Polygon will oversee special effects on “Haeundae” and will act as a full co-producer on the second project, while also handling rights in North America. Firm will be involved in both projects from the screenplay stage.
Company was launched in early 2007 by CG supervisor Hans Uhlig (“Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World”), who also directed the 2000 pic “Synchronicity.”