Webtoon-based film ‘Along with the Gods’ sold to 12 countries

By Rumy Doo
  • Published : Oct 18, 2017 - 17:34
  • Updated : Oct 18, 2017 - 17:34

The film remake of the webtoon “Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds” has been sold to 12 countries at the Asian Film Market.

The film directed by Kim Yong-hwa is a story about a person’s journey into the afterlife and the judgment faced in seven hells, led by the angel of death. It stars Ha Jung-woo, Cha Tae-hyun and Ju Ji-hoon.

Ju Ji-hoon (left) and Ha Jung-woo star in “Along with the Gods.” (Lotte Entertainment)

A 12-minute highlight reel was screened for buyers at the Asian Film Market to enthusiastic response, according to distributor Lotte Entertainment.

“Both the film’s first and second installments were sold to Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei, the Philippines, Cambodia, Laos, the US and Canada,” the company said in a press release Wednesday.

Buyers say the film is “a very creative Korean film that hasn’t been experienced before,” according to Lotte. “It has magnificent visuals and casting and a moving story. It is expected to be a huge hit in the Asian market.”

The Asian Film Market took place from Saturday to Tuesday.

“Along with the Gods” will hit local theaters on Dec. 20.

By Rumy Doo