Korean film ‘Spiritwalker’ to be remade in Hollywood

SEOUL– The Korean action fantasy film “Spiritwalker” will be remade for U.S. audiences by a renowned producer in Hollywood, the film’s distributor said Wednesday. Lorenzo di Bonaventura, who was behind…

BTS to hold online concert for first time in almost 1 year

SEOUL– K-pop superband BTS was set to hold an online concert, “BTS Permission To Dance On Stage,” on Sunday, featuring cutting-edge visual effects, according to its management agency. The seven-piece…

S. Korean movie industry mogul Lee dies

SEOUL– Lee Tae-won, a renowned South Korean movie producer, died Sunday after his health waned following an accidental fall last year, according to his aides. He was 83. Lee died…

S. Korean streaming market faces fiercer competition as Disney+ set to join

SEOUL– While the market presence of Netflix in South Korea has recently been buoyed by the worldwide success of “Squid Game,” other big-name global and homegrown streamers, like Disney+ and…

S. Korea to release promotional tourism video featuring Son Heung-min

SEOUL– A video featuring football star Son Heung-min promoting South Korea as a tourist destination will be unveiled this week, the culture ministry said Sunday. The 80-second video with Son…

Busan film festival closes safely amid pandemic

SEOUL– The 26th Busan International Film Festival came to a close Friday, with its experiment on returning to normal likely finishing with flying colors amid the COVID-19 pandemic. This year’s…

Busan film festival closes safely amid pandemic

SEOUL– The 26th Busan International Film Festival came to a close Friday, with its experiment on returning to normal likely finishing with flying colors amid the COVID-19 pandemic. This year’s…

Star actors, writer to return with mystery thriller ‘Jirisan’

SEOUL– South Korean star screenwriter Kim Eun-hee said Wednesday that her longing for Mount Jiri in the southern part of the country motivated her to write the upcoming mystery TV…

Samsung partners with renowned directors to produce films with Galaxy devices

SEOUL– Samsung Electronics Co. said Monday it has partnered with some high-profile filmmakers to produce movies with its Galaxy smartphones as the South Korean tech giant aims to better promote…

FM Chung requests UAE’s support for 2030 World Expo

SEOUL– Foreign Minister Chung Eui-yong asked the United Arab Emirates to support South Korea’s bid to host the 2030 World Expo in Busan, his ministry said Sunday. Chung also said…