Samuel Goldwyn Movies has acquired U.S. rights to Korean filmmaker Kim Jee-woon’s Cobweb, starring Tune Kang-ho, which had its world premiere Out Of Competitors at this yr’s Cannes Movie Competition.
Barunson E&A is dealing with worldwide gross sales on the movie, which has additionally been offered to many of the remainder of the world, together with Japan (Happinet Phantom Studio), France (The Jokers, in a deal sealed by Finecut), Germany & Italy (Plaion Footage), Spain (La Aventura) and Australia & New Zealand (Umbrella Leisure).
Set in Seventies Korea, when censors may dictate the plot of a movie, Cobweb stars Tune as an obsessive director who needs to re-shoot the ending of his accomplished movie ‘Cobweb’ in two days to create a masterpiece. Within the course of he should take care of an uncooperative solid and crew, in addition to interference from the censorship authorities.
Tune starred in Bong Joon Ho’s Parasite and gained Finest Actor at Cannes in 2022 for his function in Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Dealer. Cobweb is his fifth on-screen collaboration with Kim.
Kim’s credit embody gritty noir A Bittersweet Life (2005), revenge thriller I Noticed The Satan (2010), ‘Kimchi’ western The Good, The Unhealthy, The Bizarre (2008), interval spy motion The Age Of Shadows (2016) and up to date AppleTV+ sci-fi thriller collection Dr. Mind (2021).
“We’re excited to distribute director Kim Jee-woon’s Cobweb in North America. He’s a brilliant expertise and the movie, which we noticed in Cannes, is enjoyable with nice performances from its all-star solid and can enchantment to not solely style audiences however cinephiles,” mentioned Samuel Goldwyn Movies CEO Ben Feingold.
Barunson E&A has additionally offered Cobweb to Clover Movies for Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand, Edko Movies for Hong Kong and Macau and TBA Studios for the Philippines.
Produced by Anthology Studios, Cobweb may even display at Implausible Fest, BFI London Movie Competition and Sitges Movie Competition in Spain.
Samuel Goldwyn Movies will launch the movie within the U.S. in early 2024.