A drama model of “Tunnel,” a novel that has been tailored to movie, is within the works!
On May 18, administration company IOK Company and content material manufacturing home Story TV introduced that they’ve signed a strategic enterprise settlement on the co-production of contents. Marking their first collaborative work is the dramatization of author So Jae-won’s novel “Tunnel,” which can be the supply materials for the 2016 movie headlined by Ha Jung-woo (The Closet) and Bae Doo-na (Persona).
Director Lee Yong-sun of IOK, who led the memorandum of understanding (MOU) signing occasion, mentioned, “Jae-won’s novel ‘Tunnel’ has already been sold to France after its successful reception throughout Asia. We are happy to have this opportunity of producing a good project together.” He then added, “In the future, several production companies will be able to overcome our current crisis and produce more solid creations through joint production.”
In addition, producer and college professor Yoo Jae-hwan remarked on the current growth, “The novel ‘Tunnel’ by So Jae-won has left a lasting impact in our society. When Director Lee proposed that it be turned into a drama, I was already convinced that it will be a highly suitable piece of entertainment during these times.”
Finally, celebrated creator So expressed his ideas on the upcoming sequence adaptation, “I would like to thank Showbox for investing in the movie Tunnel, and Producer Yoo Jae-wan and Director Lee Yong-sun for their coordination in this undertaking. I also thank IOK Company and Story TV for making this an easy decision on my part.” He continued, “This work is for everyone. There are many people who have been putting their efforts into this, so I am confident that the public will love the results.”
The movie Tunnel revolves round a automobile salesman who will get trapped when a poorly constructed tunnel collapses. He offers along with his survival contained in the tunnel with the recommendation of the rescue workforce head. It was helmed by director Kim Seong-hun of the film A Hard Day (2014) and Netflix’s Kingdom sequence franchise (2019, 2020).