Horror flick Chaw sells to 15 countries
The horror movie Chaw [차우] always struck me as a B-list premise — killer pig runs wild! chaos and carnage ensue! — but the thing that kept me from writing it off was Uhm Tae-woong (Devil) and Jung Yumi (Que Sera Sera). Both are great actors who pick their projects carefully, and neither seems the type to go for a throwaway slasher flick.
And maybe it’s better than it sounds, because it has managed to sell to 15 countries, in advance of its theatrical release later this summer.
Chaw attracted notice amongst the European film market back in February at the Berlin Film Festival based on promotional trailers and has now sold to Germany, Austria, India, and Singapore, among others.
Perhaps hoping to follow in the footsteps of The Host, Chaw features a killer monster on the loose — a wild boar with a taste for human flesh. Uhm Tae-woong and Jung Yumi are among the five hunters brought in to stop its rampage.
The film releases in July.
Via E Daily