Korean Films Set for Summer Blockbuster Season, With Hero, Mogadishu and Train to Busan Sequel Peninsula Releases Going Ahead – Despite Coronavirus
The Covid-19 pandemic has sent the Korean film industry into an unprecedented crisis, but several big name film studios are sticking to their original plans to release new movies this summer.
In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, which has infected more than 10,000 and claimed more than 200 lives in Korea, the film industry is grappling with a sharp drop in audiences. The number of film-goers has hit an all-time low as people avoid multiplexes due to fear of contracting the disease.
The summer season is expected to include a lot fewer blockbuster films as many companies are postponing the release of their movies, with a slate of Hollywood films having release dates pushed back.
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