[Maeil Business Star Today Han Hyun-Jung]

Filmmaker Jung Byeong-gil, who recently directed the movie ‘The Villainess’ begins to advance into Hollywood.

On the 4th (local time), the US media DEADLINE reported that “CAA (Creative Artists Agency) has signed Korean filmmaker Jung Byung-gil for representation.” CAA is one of the top three agencies in the United States, including director Bong Joon-ho and director Lee Byung-hun of the movie ‘Extreme Job’. It seems to be a solid partner for Jung Byung-gil’s advance into Hollywood.

The movie ‘The Villainess’ is an action film where an elite assasin, Sook-hee (Kim Ok-bin) realizes the secret and conspiracy surrounding her and takes revenge. In 2017, he was invited to the midnight screening section of the 70th Cannes Film Festival.

It was previously reported to draw attentions that Skybound, which produced the series ‘The Walking Dead’ last year, signed a contract with Contents Panda to remake ‘The Villainess’ as a TV series.

‘The Villainess’ will be produced as a TV series, and Jung Byeong-gil will direct the pilot episode..

The series will be released through Amazon.

Meanwhile, director Jung Byeong-gil made his directorial debut with the movie ‘Action Boys’ in 2008. He directed ‘Confession of Murder’ and ‘The Villainess’ in 2012. Jung Byeong-gil also directs the adaptation of the RED 5 comic ‘Afterburn’ with Gerard Butler starring. ‘Afterburn’ is a science fiction action adventure film about a treasure hunter and weapon expert encountering enemies in the process of finding masterpieces such as the Mona Lisa after a massive solar explosion.

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