SEOUL — Lee Eugene, prexy of South Korea’s Zip Cinema, has teamed again with helmer Park Jin-pyo on melodrama “A Flower Man.” Move follows their successful partnerships on Grand Bell prize-winner “You Are My Sunshine” and hit “Voice of a Murderer.”
“Flower Man” tells the sad love story of a man who suffers from Lou Gehrig’s disease and a femme funeral director. Korean Wave stars Kwon Sang-woo (“Fate”) and Ha Ji-won (“Haeundae”) are confirmed to star.
Scripted by helmer Park, pic is in the same vein as his film “Sunshine,” a Jeon Do-yeon-starring tearjerker that scored more than 3.1 million admissions in South Korea in 2005.
Finance, distributor and sales agency for the $3.3 million pic are not confirmed yet. But it is skedded to start lensing in November and wrap in January for release in mid-2009.
Represented by CAA, Lee is working on blockbuster pic “Jeon Woo Chi,” helmed by Choi Dong-hoon (“Tazza”); CJ Entertainment recently snapped up the local distribution rights. Although it has already started shooting, “Jeon Woo Chi” will be presented as a PPP project at next month’s Pusan fest.