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Kim Yong-hwa teams up with Marvel creator Stan Lee for ‘Prodigal’

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Published : Oct 30, 2017 - 15:22 / Updated : Oct 30, 2017 - 15:22

A promotional image of “Prodigal” (Dexter Studios)
Korean film director Kim Yong-hwa will be teaming up with legendary comic book writer and Marvel Universe creator Stan Lee for his first Hollywood feature.Kim will be helming “Prodigal,” a superhero film about fatherhood, created by Lee’s production company POW! Entertainment, Luka Productions and Korean visual effects company Dexter Studios.

A launching show for the film was held at Los Angeles Comic Con Sunday.

The script for “Prodigal” has been written by Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, writers who have participated in Marvel blockbusters such as “Spiderman 2” and “Iron Man.”

Hollywood producers were “moved by the insight into humanity (director Kim) has shown in his previous works,” Dexter Studios said through a statement Monday. “After watching a clip of ‘Along With the Gods,’ (the producers) became certain that Kim’s worldview and technique could complete ‘Prodigal.’”

Kim Yong-hwa (left) and Stan Lee at the Los Angeles Comic Con Sunday (Dexter Studios)
Kim’s previous works include the 2009 hit sports drama “Take Off” and 2013’s “Mr. Go.” His upcoming film “Along With the Gods: The Two Worlds” was sold to some 12 countries at the Asia Film Market, which took place Oct. 14-17 in Busan.

The film, set to hit local theaters on Dec. 20, tells the story of about 49 days in the afterlife, passing through the seven gates of hell.
“Prodigal” is set for release in summer 2019.

By Rumy Doo (

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