South Korean crime thriller “Confession of Murder” is to be remade in Japan.
According to Showbox, the Korean film’s investor-distributor, the Japanese remake will be produced by ROBOT (“Love Letter,” “Bayside Shakedown”.) Also on board is director Irie Yu (“Joker Game”) and cast including actors Fujiwara Tatsuya (“Death Note”) and Ito Hideaki (“Wood Job!”.)
Finance is from Nippon TV. Japanese distribution will be handled by Warner Bros. The two companies previously co-produced the hit “Dead Note” film series.
“Confession” sees a serial killer publish a book claiming responsibility for the murders that took place 17 years earlier. The film starred Park Si-hoo (“After Love”) and Jung Jae-young (“Right Now, Wrong Then”) and was released in Korea in November, 2012. It grossed $17.9 million from ticket sales. It was released in North America by WellGo USA.
The remake will start shooting this month, and is set for a 2017 summer theatrical release.