SECRET AGENT: Warner Bros. Backs Kim Jee-Woon's Period Drama
Warner Bros. has officially entered the movie making business in Korea becoming the second major U.S. studio to do so. According to the report at Variety Warner Bros. will finance and distribute its first ever Korean-language movie, Kim Jee-woon's Secret Agent (밀정/Mil-jeong). The studio may decide to bring on other partners later but right now Secret Agent is all theirs.
Secret Agent will be a 1930s period drama based on the history of Organization of Righteous Bravery, a part of the armed independence movement during Korea under Japanese rule.
Kim Jee-woon is no stranger to the ScreenAnarchy community. The director of such favorites as A Tale of Two Sisters, A Bittersweet Life, The Good The Bad and the Weird, and I Saw The Devil his films have delighted and thrilled both local and international audiences.
And what is the equivalent of a cinematic cherry on top was the news that Kim will reunite with one of his The Good The Bad And The Weird stars Song Kang-ho (Snowpiercer).
Filming was to begin this month.