Germany’s Splendid Film has struck a multi-territory purchase of "Operation Chromite" the Liam Neeson-starring Korean War action film.
Neeson plays General Douglas MacArthur who led a seemingly impossible marine landing at Incheon in the company of a South Korean lieutenant and seven soldiers from the covert KLO intelligence unit. Korean heart-throb Lee Jung-jae plays the lieutenant.
Direction is by John H. Lee, who previously made award-winning Korean War film “71: Into The Fire” with the same producer.
“Operation Chromite” is produced by Chung Tae-won (“The Three Kingdoms”) through his powerhouse production company Taewon Entertainment. Theatrical release in Korea is set for July through market leading distributor CJ E&M.
“Liam Neeson looks great in ‘Operation Chromite’ and has an important role in this Korean film with John H Lee whom we know has a talent for making good movies. From the script and actual footage that we’ve seen, we are happy to have acquired a quality movie,” said Marko Moellers, acquisition executive at Splendid.
Sales rights to the film are shared, with CJ holding China, Indonesia, Mongolia, The Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. CJ has direct distribution operations in several of those territories.
Full Article (Variety Magazine): http://variety.com/2016/film/asia/liam-neeson-operation-chromite-1201705462/