Korean entertainment powerhouse CJ Entertainment has amped up its overseas filmmaking efforts to the point that it is now producing more movies outside Korea than at home. The company’s “Miss Granny” has been remade in seven countries, while its “Sunny” has been made in Korea, Vietnam, Japan, and Indonesia. In the U.S., Joel David Moore is directing an American remake of hit thriller “Hide and Seek.” Drake Doremus is directing a previously announced, untitled drama starring Shailene Woodley, Jamie Dornan and Sebastian Stan from an original script. Both are now in post-production without confirmed release dates.
Kevin Hart has come on board to produce the comedy-drama “Bye Bye Bye,” a remake of the 2011 South Korean movie “Sunny.” The movie is a female-driven dramedy about a group of adult friends who reunite 20 years after high school. “Sunny” was one of the highest-grossing movies in South Korea when it was released in 2011.
South Korean thriller 'The Negotiation' will open across major North American cities beginning with L.A. on Sept. 20. The film, starring A-listers Son Ye-jin and Hyun Bin, will open first in L.A. and Buena Park on Sept. 20 followed by a wider release in cities across U.S. and Canada on Sept. 28.