EXCLUSIVE: UTA has signed Korean filmmaker Kim Yong-hwa, probably the most essential figures within the Korean display business.
Kim is behind the mega-grossing Alongside With the Gods movie and its two sequels – Alongside With the Gods: The Two Worlds and Alongside With the Gods: The Final 49 Days – which between them have grossed greater than $200M globally with near 30 million admissions. The franchise is probably the most profitable in Korean cinema historical past, and likewise made waves on the field workplace in international locations together with Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia.
UTA will now be taking an Alongside With the Gods TV sequence to market, based mostly on the unique webcomic IP. The filmmaker can also be engaged on movie challenge The Moon, which is able to star Korean actors Sul Kyung-gu, Kim Hee-ae and Do Kyung-soo.
Kim, whose credit additionally embody Take Off and 200 Kilos Magnificence, is the founding father of the biggest VFX firm in Korea, Dexter Studios, in addition to Blaad Studios, which is a three way partnership with CJ ENM.
The company will solely symbolize the Korean director, author and producer in all areas.