South Korean distributor Showbox has pre-sold the horror film Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum to 47 countries, including to Well Go USA for North America, reports Screen Daily.
The film takes place at the former Gonjiam Psychiatric Hospital, which was selected as one of CNN Travel’s ’7 freakiest places on the planet’.
According to local legend, the asylum was shut down after a series of mysterious patient deaths in the 90s. In the film, an internet broadcaster recruits a handful of people for a live-streaming, ‘experience the horror’ show at there and things spin out of control.
Directed by Jung Bum-shik (Horror Stories, Epitaph), it was produced by Hive Mediacorp. It features Wi Ha-jun, Park Ji-hyun, Oh Ah-yeon, Mun Ye-won, Park Sung-hun, Lee Seung-wook and Yoo Je-yoon.
The $1.5m horror film is set for local release March 28.