IMAX and leading Korean film production and distribution company CJ Entertainment, today announced that the underwater action thriller, Sector 7, will be digitally re-mastered into the IMAX 3D format and released to IMAX theatres in Korea day-and-date on August 4th. The release will mark the first Korean language film to be released in the IMAX format. Director Kim Ji-Hun’s adventure tale stars Ha Ji-Won, Ahn Sung-Kee, Oh Ji-Ho, Lee Han-Wi, Cha Ye-Ryeon, Park Cheol-Min, Song Sae-Byeok and Park Jung-Hak.
IMAX currently has 10 theaters in operation in Korea, with additional new theatres scheduled to open in the future, making it the Company’s fifth-largest market globally and one of its fastest-growing. Some of these theatres are among IMAX’s highest-grossing in the world. Local language films account for approximately 50 percent of all cinematic content shown in Korea.
In Sector 7, an underwater oil field located south of Jeju Island, Hae-jun is working as a marine equipment manager on an oil prospecting ship called Eclipse. Joining the crew is Jeong-man, a former colleague of Hae-jun’s father, assigned to Eclipse as captain. Though his job is to oversee the withdrawal of the ship, he suggests conducting some drilling one last time.
After 3 weeks of preparation, Hae-jun takes new recruit underwater, but he sinks to the bottom of the sea when his equipment fails. Shortly after, crew members begin to turn up, one by one, dead,. What the few survivors soon discover is a transparent underwater creature they encountered once before. The viral monster infiltrated the ship through the drilling pipe and has been feeding on the crew to survive. For Hae-jun and his colleagues, a fight for their lives begins.
Check out a recent trailer for the Korean monster film Sector 7 below.