In keeping with Deadline, 815 Photos and Seismic Releasing have lastly set the U.S. theatrical launch date for his or her catastrophe thriller film Concrete Utopia, which was chosen to be South Korea’s official Oscar entry for the Greatest Worldwide Characteristic Movie class.
The movie will arrive in choose theaters in NY and LA beginning on December 8. It’s going to then be adopted by a large launch on December 15. Concrete Utopia was beforehand screened over two months in the past on the 2023 Toronto Worldwide Movie Competition.
What’s Concrete Utopia?
Concrete Utopia is directed by Um Tae-hwa, who co-wrote the screenplay with Lee Shin-ji based mostly on the second a part of the Cheerful Outcast webtoon. The movie is led by South Korea’s high actors together with Park Bo-young (Sturdy Girl Do Bong-Quickly), Lee Byung-hun (Squid Video games), Park Website positioning-joon (The Marvels), Park Solar-young (Reply 1988), and Park Ji-hu (All of Us Are Lifeless).
“An earthquake renders a lot of Seoul a smouldering break within the opening minutes of this riveting post-apocalyptic epic from director Um Tae-hwa. However as survivors start efforts to revive order, it appears the true calamity has solely simply begun,” reads the synopsis (through TIFF). “From their balcony on the Hwang Gung residence advanced, Min-seong and Myeong-hwa look out on nothing however corpses and rubble. It appears a miracle their constructing stays standing when all of the others are destroyed. A stranger and her small baby quickly arrive at Min-seong and Myeong-hwa’s door begging to be let in, adopted by dozens of others from the encompassing space desperately searching for meals and shelter.
“As days go and no rescue groups flip up, the tenants assemble, survey their restricted sources, and vote to evict the ‘outsiders.’ When Yeong-tak, the tenants’ elected chief, broadcasts that the outsiders should go away Hwang Gung, all hell breaks free. From this level on, tenants have to be ready to guard their property by any means crucial.”