PUSAN — Korean producer and distributor Mirovision sold remake rights for “Driving with My Wife’s Lover” to U.S. management and production company Circle of Confusion.
Helmed by Kim Tae-sik’s “Wife’s Lover” is an independent feature which was screened at Sundance and Rotterdam in 2007. Pic deals with a story of a taxi driver who is jealous of his wife’s affair with other man.
Mirovision initially revealed discussions with the U.S. firm a year ago, but finally completed the sale during the Asian Film Market in Pusan.
Mirovision also unveiled plans to produce “Tomorrow News,” an action thriller based on a popular Korean comic series from the 1980s. The story involves with strange radio broadcasts which report tomorrow’s news beforehand and the catastrophic accidents which follow. Helmer Son Tae-woong (“The Cut”) is attached and is currently in pre-production.
Company has been a regular investor in pics such as “Woman at the Beach” and “Antarctic Journey,” but “Tomorrow News” is only the company’s second Korean film as producer (after Park Joong-hoon starrer “Les Formidables” in 2006.) Mirovision is now looking for international investors from Japan and Europe for the $7 million pic.
“I hope this film will be a turning point for Mirovision,” Mirovision prexy Jason Chae said. “I would like to focus more on the production side in the future, both Korean productions and international co-productions, while keeping going with the sales business.”