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Typhoon to Land in the US

Published December 21, 2005 in Movie News
By Ryan Parsons | Image property of New Line Cinema
Jang Dong-gun Korean star Jang Dong-gun plays lead in Typhoon
Here is a brief heads up for those of you who are hot on Korean films. In the first time ever in film history, Dreamworks has picked up a Korean film, Typhoon, for wide distribution in North America. Yeehah!

Typhoon Pushed by Dreamworks

According to Variety, DreamWorks will release Typhoon, the most expensive Korean film ever made, in North America next year. How this will effect their recent contract with Paramount has yet to be stated. But, either way, the film is already getting ready to become a big multilanguage pic.

Though the stated budget for Typhoon is $15 million, it has been predicted that the money that went into the film was much more than that. However, I guess the price tag doesn't matter considering the film was able to pull in $11.1 million (1.8M ticket sales) in only the first five days of its release (very high in Korean standards).

Just like other international films such as Hero, the biggest question is how to cut down Typhoon's length. The film currently has a running time of 124 minutes. Whether Dreamworks will allow the film to remain this extended length is still unknown; though we doubt it.

Stay tuned for updates.

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