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Anthony Chen, known for his work on “The Breaking Ice,” is set to direct “Sunset Park” for Barunson C&C, a subsidiary of Barunson E&A, the Korean company behind the Oscar-winning “Parasite.”
“Sunset Park” tells the story of a Korean father who embarks on an unexpected journey in the U.S. with his son’s roommate after receiving tragic news about his son. The project is in development with Jane Hyojin Kwon (Lucky Jane Title) and Woo-sik Seo (Barunson C&C), with Chen’s production outlet Giraffe Pictures boarding as producing partner. Shinho Lee, known for “The Chaser” and “While The Women Are Sleeping,” is penning the script.
Barunson C&C is expanding its portfolio of global projects, including “Princess Bari,” an adaptation of Hwang Sok-yong’s acclaimed Korean novel, directed by Gina Kim. The narrative follows Bari, the seventh daughter of a royal family, who possesses shamanic powers and embarks on a journey from Asia to Europe.
Furthermore, Barunson C&C is launching “Strong Girl Nam-soon,” a spin-off of “Strong Girl Bong-soon.” The company has more than a dozen Korean TV projects in various stages of development. Its mission is to share Korean stories with a global audience that go beyond the boundaries of Korea.
“Turning Pages,” a dramedy set in Seoul about an Asian American filmmaker working in Korea, is another global project in the pipeline, with Eugene Suen as the writer and director. Development is also underway for an Indonesian feature film adaptation of the hit Korean TV series “Descendants of the Sun.”
Barunson C&C, led by Seo Woo-sik, a seasoned producer known for acclaimed films and TV series, is dedicated to bringing Korean stories to a global audience and has a diverse range of projects on its slate.