[EFM '12] News Bites: ‘I Saw the Devil’ Director’s Next, International Sales

We need to get through all of this EFM garbage so we can focus on today’s New York Toy Fair. Everything seems to collide these days and muddles up the front page. It’s a good thing we don’t post every stupid thing that comes into our inbox or you’d never be able to tell what the hell was on the site. Enough ranting, back to berlin…

Out of Korea comes Doomsday Book, an omnibus sci-fi project by two helmers. Kim Jee-woon (I Saw the Devil, A Tale of Two Sisters) tells of a robot working for a temple, while Yim Pil-sung follows an innocent young man who becomes a zombie! Check out a first look above.

FilmNation has seen a stampede of deals for new Eli Roth earthquake thriller Aftershock, with deals struck for UK (StudioCanal), France and Spain (Wild Bunch), Germany (Universum Films), CIS (Top Film), Iceland (Sam Films), Middle East (Italia Film), Turkey (Aqua), Hong Kong (Golden Scene), Indonesia (PT Amero), Malaysia (Dream Movie), Philippines (Multivision), Singapore (Dream Movie), Taiwan (Studio Solution Group), Thailand (M Pictures), Vietnam (Multivision) and South Africa (Ster Kinekor). US distribs are circling. Watch for that soon! Roth produces and stars alongside Selena Gomez and Andrea Osvart in the English-language thriller “about a group of friends who must survive the terrifying aftermath of a natural disaster, including the danger of escaped prison convicts.” The film is currently shooting in Chile.

UK genre specialist Jinga Films has sold all Canadian rights to Scott Leberecht’s urban vampire tale Midnight Son to Mongrel Media. Image Entertainment has acquired US rights with both distributors aiming to release in August 2012. Jinga has also sold US rights for Rhys Davies’s Zombie Undead, Thomas Szczepanski’s The Hunt and Andy Thompson’s The Scar Crow to MVD.