Warner Bros. Brings Together Some of the Biggest Names in Korean Film for New Thriller
For its second Korean film production, Warner Brothers is bringing out the big guns.
“LEE will play a branch manager of an investment firm who sends his wife [Gong] and son to Australia for school. When he loses everything, he travels there to meet them.”
SINGLE RIDER comes on the heels of 2015’s SECRET AGENT, the first Warner-financed Korean-language production. The landmark deal, bringing together Hollywood and the Korean film industry in such an unprecedented manner (only Fox had previously made such a move), was revealed last August.
As with SINGLE RIDER, the talent is a loaded deck for AGENT, with a roster that includes Song Kang-ho, Gong Yoo, and director Kim Jee-woon. Big stars for big stakes: as SINGLE RIDER and SECRET AGENT roll out, one can bet many an industry eye will be attuned to their box-office impact, and how returns could dictate the future of the Hollywood-Korean film connection.