Lee Sang-young is making his debut at the helm for a returning cast that currently sees Don Lee (The Gangster. The Cop. The Devil., Unstoppable, Along With The Gods 2: The Last 49 Days, upcoming The Eternals), and the new addition of actor Son Suk-ku (Hit-And-Run Squad), with filming expected to wrap this summer.
The first film saw Lee at the wheel as Ma Suk-do, a.k.a. “the Beast Cop”, heading a small anti-crime task force and dispensing justice amid warring gangs and the rise of a vicious crime boss in a South Korean Chinatown district in 2004. The Roundup sees Ma, front and center once more on a mission to Southeast Asia to extradite a suspect where a ruthless killer who has been targeting tourists for years emerges.
“Buyers have been telling us they are betting on Don Lee to become even more well-known after [The Eternals]. The Roundup release date hasn’t even been set yet, but it speaks to the strength of the content and the actor that these top distributors have bought the film,” said K-Movie Entertainment head of sales Sylvie Kim.K-Movie reps international sales on the project and has since landed multiple sales at EFM which wrapped its 2021 events on Friday. Japan was among the territories where the film scored release rights for distro company, Hian, who are also involved in a Japanese remake of the 2017 thriller; a Hindi language remake is also in tow from director Prabhu Deva for Zee Studios due this May, starring Salman Khan. (Screen)