Upcoming Korean film, “Vanishing Time: A Boy Who Returned” is set to be released in Korea on November 16, 2016, and has already garnered a lot of attention from both its local and foreign audience. The film received financial interest from several foreign countries, who have actually purchased rights to the piece even before the national release date, and before the investors themselves could preview the piece. The list of buyers include: the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Britain, Turkey, China, Japan, and the Philippines.
The buzz around the film is based on the unique plot and leading man. “Vanishing Time” stars Kang Dong-won, who plays a young boy who journeys into the forest with a friend, and goes missing. The boy returns a few days later, but as a grown man, not the child he went in as.
The buyers report their decisions were made solely due to the plot and from the movie’s poster, though some do think that the casting of Kang Dong-won plays a part to their rash decisions. The film alone carries a lot of potential which is only reinforced by the interest of these major foreign players.