Cannes 2011: Korea' s CJ Entertainment Pre-Sells Sector 7 and White
CJ Entertainment has announced a couple of pre-sales on its titles in the Cannes market: the 3D underwater creature feature Sector 7 and horror film White, about a fictional K-pop duo that records a hit off a mysterious untitled music video. Read on for the trailers and more info on both flicks.
Sector 7, due out in Korea as a 2011 summer tentpole movie, has pre-sold to Germany (MFA+), Taiwan (Serenity), Indonesia/Philippines (VSG), the Middle East (Shooting Stars) and Vietnam (BHD). The film also previously announced pre-sales to France (TF1), Thailand (M Pictures), Singapore/Malaysia (Scorpio East) during EFM. Award-winning actress Ha Ji-won stars for new director Kim Ji-hoon.
An underwater oil field located south of Jeju Island, where Hae-jun is working as a marine equipment manager on an oil prospecting ship called Eclipse. Joining the crew later is Jeong-man, a former colleague of Hae-jun's father, assigned to Eclipse as captain. Though his job is to oversee the withdrawal of the ship, he suggests conducting some drilling one last time. After 3 weeks of preparation, Hae-jun takes new recruit underwater, but he sinks to the bottom of the sea when his equipment fails. Shortly after crew members begin to turn up dead, one by one, their bodies viciously mutilated. What the few survivors soon discover is a transparent underwater creature they encountered once before. The viral monster infiltrated the ship through the drilling pipe and has been feeding on the crew to survive. For Hae-jun and his colleagues, a fight for their lives begins.
As for White, the film stars the real-life lead singer of the hit girl group T-ara. White sold to Festive for Singapore and Malaysia on the strength of its teaser trailer and poster at Hong Kong Filmart. Directed by Kim Gok and Kim Sun, the film is due to make its market premiere in Cannes.
Girl group Pink Dolls, made up of the lead singers Jenny and A-rang, former backup dancer Eun-ju, and rapper Shin-ji, are struggling to get their name out. In the new office the group’s agency moves into, Eun-ju finds an old videotape of an untitled music video. The song recorded on the video is dark and gloomy—but also mesmerizing. The group showcases the number and receives immensely positive feedback, their best ever. Excited, the Pink Dolls decide to release the number as their new single under the title “White” and begin a grueling practice regimen.
It’s at that time strange things start happening to each member. Main vocalist Jenny passes out during a practice session. Young A-rang becomes hostile towards her close friend Shin-ji and suffers a bad reaction to a cosmetic. Shin-ji becomes very competitive and jealous and is injured during a photo shoot.
Believing the series of suspicious incidents is related to the music video, Eun-ju looks into the mystery behind it. Soon she, too, falls victim to the curse
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