Deals signed for 'Ghost,' '71,' 'Devil'
SEOUL — South Korea-based sales agency Finecut has revealed a number of deals inked at Berlin’s European Film Market.It sold Korean pic “Hello Ghost” to Catchplay for Taiwan and MegaFilm for China. Pic, which stars Cha Tae-hyun (“Speed Scandal”), is a family comedy about a man who sees ghosts. It has sold more than 3 million tix for local distrib N.E.W. and is playing in U.S. theaters through CJ CGV Holdings. As previously announced, Finecut closed a deal at the EFM with Chris Columbus’ 1492 Pictures to remake the film. Finecut also inked deals at Berlin for “71 — Into the Fire” with Showbox Media Group for the U.S. and Australia, Atlantic for Scandinavia and Hwa Yea Multimedia for Malaysia. Helmer Kim Jee-woon’s “I Saw the Devil” added an Australia/New Zealand deal with eOne Ent. and Thailand with STG. The film is being released in the U.S. this week by Magnolia Pictures. The most successful Korean romantic comedy of last year, “Cyrano Agency,” was sold to Japan’s Fine Films and Thailand’s STG, in addition to its deal for Singapore (Clover Films) and Taiwan (Catchplay).