Warner Bros. Pictures is set to finance and distribute its first ever Korean-language film with “I Saw the Devil” and “The Last Stand” director Kim Jee-woon’s 1930s period drama “Secret Agent”.
Song Kang-ho (“Snowpiercer”) stars in the film alongside Gong Yoo (“The Suspect”) with filming to begin in October in China and Korea. The film will deal with the history of Organization of Righteous Bravery, a part of the armed independence movement during Korea under Japanese rule.
Despite its small size, South Korea has become one of the most thriving box-office markets on the planet. Warner is a direct distributor in the country, and so will handle the Korean theatrical release.