TYRANT: Details On New Action Thriller From ‘The Witch’ And ‘The Childe’ Director

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At this point all I really want is my threequel to The Witch franchise, and as long as Park Hoon-jung is back for a third time to direct it, I’ve got no complaints. In the meantime, I’m perfectly fine with another gritty, modern actioner out of South Korea from the celebrated Night In Paradise director who is now under way with Tyrant, as Acemaker Movieworks handles international sales.

A covert program called ‘The Tyrant Project’ that was carried out in Korea is uncovered by the US intelligence agency, which orders the Korean counterpart to immediately shut down. The project is dismantled and is about to be handed over to the US but an accident takes place during the handoff. Operation staff Ja-kyung and Mo-yong successfully hijack the program sample as per Director Choi’s order. US intelligence agent Paul finds out about the accident and decides to retrieve the sample himself.

Tyrant hails from Sageumwol Film and Studio & NEW with Acemaker handling local distribution. Park is currently in post-production on the pic as he directs from his own script.

The cast is led by Park’s Night In Paradise main, Cha Seung-won who is also expected to appear in the Netflix sequel to Lee Hae-young’s 2018 Drug War reimagining, Believer. The helmer is also rejoined by Kim Seon-ho and Kim Kang-woo who also star in Park’s upcoming June release, The Childe, which was just picked up by Well Go USA.

Tyrant also managed to pick up multiple pre-sales at Cannes for Acemaker, according to Screendaily‘s Jean Noh. Additionally, the sales banner’s slate has Hunt star Jung Woo-sung’s pending directorial debut, A Man Of Reason, which was picked up by Epic Releasing for U.S. release last September.

Native New Yorker. Been writing for a long time now, and I enjoy what I do. Be nice to me!

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Lee B. Golden III
Native New Yorker. Been writing for a long time now, and I enjoy what I do. Be nice to me!