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Kim Soo-hyun’s new film draws new investment

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Updated : October 26 2015

Actor Kim Soo-hyun’s next film, “Real,” is drawing investment from local and overseas companies willing to bet on the star’s popularity.

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(Paradise Group)

Paradise Group, a local resort and casino operator, announced Monday its plan to invest 8 billion won ($7 million) in the movie, which will be filmed in the firm’s all-inclusive resort “Paradise City” currently under construction in Yeongjongdo Island, Incheon.

Chun Phil-lip, chairman of Paradise Group, said, “We decided to back the movie for a wider spread of Korean cultural business.”

The company plans to offer a pavilion where visitors can see and experience the film’s production process, character merchandising and photos.

“Real,” slated to go into production before the end of the year, stars Kim as a ruthless and ambitious casino mogul.

The film recently made the headlines as Alibaba Pictures Group, a Chinese film company under Alibaba Group, announced its plan to invest in the film. That was the company’s second movie investment following Hollywood blockbuster “Mission: Impossible -- Rogue Nation.”

(khnews@heraldcorp.com)

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