AFM: EJ Yong to Remake ‘The Big Picture’ for Korea’s Mirovision

Feted Korean auteur, E J Yong has come on board “The Big Picture.” The film is a Korean remake of 2010 French film “L’Homme Qui Voulait Vivre Sa Vie,” based on a novel by Douglas Kennedy.

The story involves a big shot lawyer, who kills his wife’s lover and then assumes his identity. E J Yong, who is a favorite on the festival circuit thanks to titles including “The Bacchus Lady,” and “Untold Scandal,” expects to begin shooting in the third quarter of next year. The film will be his next effort as director.

Producer and Mirovision principal Jason Chae, describes the film as the most ambitious film his Mirovision has ever attempted as producer. “‘The Big Picture’ is the biggest and highest profile production budget since (Cannes competition film) ‘Housemaid’,” Chae told Variety. “And next year is our 20th anniversary.”

Mirovision, making a return to the American Film Market after an absence last year, is beginning pre-sales on “Picture” and handling sales of two completed-film pickups. These include “Colors of Wind,” directed by Kwak Jae Yong (“My Sassy Girl”), and Busan Festival hit “Mermaid Unlimited,” directed by Sundance Grand Prize Winner, O Muel (“Jiseul”).

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