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CANNES: Korea’s Pan Cinema Wins Bid Battle For ‘Helios’

Media Asia sells police thriller, readies multiple English-language remake deals.

South Korean rights to Hong Kong police thriller “Helios” were acquired by Pan Cinema from Media Asia after a bid battle.

“Almost every major Korean company gave us an offer on this exciting title,” said Media Asia executive Frederick Tsui. “We finally signed a deal with Pan Cinema.”

The film was also part of a package of four titles licensed to Kbro Media for Taiwan. Others were “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart 2,” “In the Dark,” “Urban Games.”

“In the Dark” and “Urban Games” were also sold to South Korea’s With Lion, while Myanmar’s Media Culture also bought “In the Dark.”

Producer Jong Film struck a deal with Media Asia to make a Korean-language version of “Drug War,” Johnnie To’s mainland China-set thriller.

Media Asia says that it is in advanced talks on deals for English-language remakes of both “Drug War,” and “Accident.”

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