Saturday, August 20, 2011

News Film : My Wife is a Gangster

A Chinese version of 2001 hit Korean film "My Wife is a Gangster" will be produced.

The movie's original producer Hyunjin Cinema Co., Ltd. and China's Yunan Culture Industry (Beijing) Pictures Co., Ltd. held a ceremony last Friday officializing the two's decision to jointly produce the upcoming remake.

The Chinese title of the movie will be "My Wife is a Master" (translated title) and Hyunjin will contribute its filmmaking techniques to the pic while Yunan will provide the capital, worth some 40 million yuan.

Both Korean and Chinese personnel will be part of the cast and crew of the movie of which 90 percent will be shot in China's Yunan Province and the rest in Korea.

The two parties first started discussing on the Chinese adaptation of the pic last November and are planning to release it in both countries simultaneously a year later, in time with the anniversary of the 20th year of diplomatic ties between the two countries, after cranking in next February.

"My Wife is a Gangster," a comedy action pic which attracted over five million viewers during its run ten years ago, saw two sequels, in 2003 and 2006.

Actress Shin Eun-kyung played the main female lead of the gangster wife for the first two movies while Taiwanese actress Shu Qi took on the role for the third film.

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