'xXx' Director Entrusted with All of Korean's Film Budget

July 29, 2011

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Fast and the Furious director Rob Cohen, seen above describing his vision for 2005's Stealth, will direct the highest-budgeted film ever planned by the Korean film industry. Handing over $100 million to Cohen as if he's not the guy who made DragonHeart, CJ E&M Pictures of Korea and Grapevine Entertainment have attached the director to 1950, a film described as "an epic adventure, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning dispatches from the front line by legendary New York Herald Tribune correspondent Marguerite Higgins." The script follows Higgins' trek across the Korean peninsula, building to a climax in which over 200,000 South Korean civilians were saved from the approaching Chinese and North Korean forces when marines got them the fuck out of there on Christmas Eve.

$100 million, of course, means little to the man who spent $145 million delivering a third Mummy movie to cinemas, but the production companies are hoping to stretch that budget far enough to get "A-list Hollywood" stars to fill the lead roles. Because if they want this thing to get a worldwide audience, obviously it's going to have to be Christian Bale or someone saving all these South Koreans. Not Christian Bale, though, because he's already saving the Chinese. Probably Vin Diesel.

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