By Alison Willmore | Indiewire February 14, 2013 at 5:27PM
Well Go USA Entertainment has picked up all North American rights (including theatrical, non-theatrical, home video, TV and digital/electronic) for the Korean action thriller "New World" out of Berlin. The film will open theatrically in 15 markets on March 22, 2013, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Detroit, Toronto, Vancouver, Washington DC, Philadelphia, Seattle, Las Vegas, Atlanta, Houston, Dallas, San Diego and Honolulu.
Directed by Park Hoon-jung (writer of "I Saw the Devil") and starring Lee Jung-jae ("The Housemaid"), Choi Min-sik ("Oldboy") and Jung-min Hwang ("Shiri"), "New World" follows a detective (Lee) who goes infiltrates a gang, only to find himself caught between the second in command (Hwang) and a police officer (Choi).
"'New World' is one of those rare gangster movies that keep you pinned to your seat," according to Well Go's president Doris Pfardrescher. "The collection of talent is unparalleled and the combination of rich characters and a complex storyline will have people talking about it for years to come."
Luna Kim, Director of International Sales on behalf of Finecut, and Doris Pfardrescher, President of Well Go USA negotiated the deal. Well Go USA has released several Korean films in the U.S., most recently blockbuster "The Thieves" (in which Lee also starred) in October of 2012.