Song Seung-hun Draws Japanese Moviegoers with 'Ghost' Remake

      November 19, 2010 08:47

      Korean actor Song Seung-hun has proved his star power in Japan with his film "Ghost: In Your Arms Again," which debuted at second place in the box office ranking there.

      Released in 305 cinemas nationwide on Saturday, the remake of the Hollywood blockbuster "Ghost" reaped some 130 million yen in ticket sales over the weekend, a record among films co-produced by Korea and Japan.

      Deals have already been sealed to screen the film in other Asian countries including Hong Kong and Singapore.

      At a press event, Song said, "It was hard for me to act in Japanese at first, so I had second thoughts about appearing in the movie. But it was a good opportunity for me to participate in such a great project, transcending geographical and language barriers."

      The film, which also stars Japanese actress Nanako Matsushima, opens in Korea next Thursday.

      Song Seung-hun (third from left) poses with castmates from "Ghost: In Your Arms Again." /Courtesy of Filament Pictures
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