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“Survive at any cost.” Now here’s some over-the-top fun from South Korea to begin the new year with. This one called The Tower, a South Korean film directed by Kim Ji-hoon (Mokpo the Harbor, May 18, Sector 7), another new adrenalin-overflowing fire disaster thriller, and starting somewhat Die Hard-ish. Take a look!
A Christmas Eve party at a luxury residential high-rise building takes a horrific turn when a fire breaks out. Korean director Kim Ji-hoon was inspired by the 1974 Hollywood film The Towering Inferno, and his personal experience seeing the 63 Building in Seoul for the first time as a middle school student and imagining how it would feel to be trapped inside. The film stars Sol Kyung-gu, Kim Sang-kyung and Son Ye-jin. This was made on a budget of 10 million won (a bit less than $9.500). It was just released on Christmas Day in Korea, earning the second biggest opening day record in Korean history. »
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Directed by Kim Ji-hoon
Produced by Lee Sang-jik
Written by Kim Sang-don
Distributed by Cj Entertainment
Running Time 121 mins
Website www.thetowermovie2013.com, www.Cj-Entertainment.com
Cj Entertainment has announced the North American release of The Tower on 11 January, 2013.
The Tower is a Korean disaster action film about a fire that breaks out in a luxury skyscraper in central Seoul on Christmas Eve, which was inspired by the 1974 Hollywood film ‘The Towering Inferno’, and the film’s director Kim Ji-hoon, his personal experience seeing the 63 Building in Seoul for the first time as a middle school student and imagining how it would feel to be trapped inside.
The film is already gathered intense interest in Korea where it opened as the holiday blockbuster offering last Christmas.
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