Song Kang Ho will set up a new production company with director Kim Jee Woon and Warner Bros. Korea CEO Choi Jae Won.
According to a media outlet, Song Kang Ho is currently preparing a film and drama production company with director Kim Jee Woon and Warner Bros. Korea CEO Choi Jae Won. The name of the company is still yet to be decided.
As Warner Bros. decided to stop new investments in Korean films from next year, Warner Bros. Korea CEO Choi will also join the establishment of Song’s production company.
Song and director Kim first formed their relationship when they worked together in the 1998 film The Quiet Family. Since then, the two joined forces in a number of films, including The Foul King (2000), The Good, The Bad, The Weird (2008) and The Age of Shadows (2016).
Director Kim and CEO Choi formed a relationship through the 2003 film A Tale of Two Sisters, and Choi invested in three of Song’s films, Memories of Murder (2003), The President’s Barber (2004) and The Attorney (2013).
One insider told OSEN, “Song Kang Ho has been interested in making movies for a long time.”
In the meantime, JTBC is said to be moving to acquire the production company founded by the three at around 12 to 13 billion KRW (about 10.8 million to 11.7 million USD). But so far, nothing has been set in stone. Recently, JTBC studio had acquired two film production companies, BA Entertainment and Perfect Storm Film.