has acquired nearly global rights to “Illang: The Wolf Brigade,” a new action thriller from leading South Korean director Kim Jee-woon.
The film, previously also known as “Inrang” is a live action adaptation of 1999 Japanese-made animation “Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade.” Set in 2029, it follows the actions of a special forces squad set up to quell a terrorist sect which opposes the formation of a joint government between North and South Korea.
Kim, whose credits include “The Age of Shadows
,” and “The Good, The Bad, The Weird,” has assembled a star cast that includes Jung Woo-sung, Han Hyo-joo, and Gang Dong-won.
The streaming giant is understood to have picked up all rights outside Korea, but it has not yet revealed a release date. Its holdback is likely to take into account both the Korean theatrical release, through Warner Bros.
starting on July 25, and the film’s recent selection to play