Seoul-based sales company Finecut has picked up the $5m comic action horror Ghost Sweepers, reports Screen Daily.
Ghost Sweepers is directed by Shin Jung-won, whose credits include creature feature Chaw, which Finecut also handled. Also combining situation comedy and genre elements, “ ‘Ghost Sweepers’ follows a group of top exorcists who join forces to eradicate a notorious evil spirit.” Kim Soo-ro, Kang Ye-won and Lee Jae-hoon all star.
Here’s the full plot crunch: “Chan-young, a young journalist, is sent to cover a story when all the top shamans from nationwide gather up for a grand exorcism at a small village notorious for dark rumors about an evil spirit.
They barely manage to even enter the village for this evil spirit is unlike anything anyone has seen so far. The group of shamans begins their grand ritual, but with the strange eerie force that dominates the entire village and repeated attacks by the spirit, most of the shamans run for their lives. Only five best shamans remain along with Chan-young. So the six begin to explore the dark secrets of the village while preparing for the biggest battle against the evil forces.”
Currently in production, Ghost Sweepers is financed and will be widely released by Korean distributor N.E.W (Next Entertainment World).