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Korean Studio to Produce Antique Bakery Adaptation

posted on 2008-03-21 00:54 EDT

United Pictures, a South Korean film company launched earlier this year by producers Lee Tae-hun (Sympathy for Lady Vengeance), Shim Bo-Kyeong (JSA) and Eugene Lee (Happiness), is developing a live-action adaptation of Fumi Yoshinaga's 1999 manga Antique Bakery. Princess Hours' Joo Ji-Hoon will star in this movie which will open in South Korea this year. The four-volume slice-of-life manga is available in North America from Digital Manga Publishing and a 12-episode anime based on it is set to premiere later in the year. (Japan's Fuji TV aired an earlier live-action television drama version in 2001.)

Ming Kyu-Dong, whose previous credits include 1999's Memento Mori and 2005's My Lovely Week, will be directing the Korean film. Fine Cut, another newly formed sales company, will handle international distribution once the film is released in Korea.

Source: Variety Asia


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