Library, which is itself backed by Legendary Pictures, will fund up to 50% of the budget of Cj Entertainment-led local-language productions in each of the three markets. Few deal terms were disclosed, though they were described as a “multi-year, multi-picture” agreement.
Cj-cgv, a sister company within the Cj Group, has acquired or developed multiplex cinemas in multiple developing markets, including Indonesia, Vietnam and Turkey. It has followed those initial moves by developing film distribution and production activities in each of them.
It backed Joko Anwar’s “Satan’s Slaves,” the highest-grossing horror film of all time in Indonesia. Several others have been localized versions of Cj Entertainment’s original Korean-language intellectual properties, including “Sweet 20,” a Vietnamese version of nostalgic hit “Miss Granny.