Korean Film “Assassination” Will Take Plagiarism Case to Court

Inquisitive Bro-Migo, Aug. 13, 2015, 11:23 a.m.

The Korean action film blockbuster “Assassination” featuring Jun Ji Hyun that pulled in close to 10 million ticket sales since release will be taking the claims of plagiarism to court. Novelist Choi Jong Rim stated that the film “Assassination” was plagiarized from his novel and filed a lawsuit at the Seoul Central District Court against director Choi Dong Hoon, production company Caper Films, and distributor Show Box, seeking 10 million Korean Won (Approx. $8.5 Million USD) in damages.


Choi Jong Rim also submitted an injunction application as well, requesting that the film be immediately banned from screening from movie theaters. The interrogation for the injunction will be taking place on August 13th.


A representative from Caper Films released an announcement saying, "We received the petition yesterday. I think it's best if we get an accurate legal judgement," and added that the claims of plagiarism were unfounded. "We don't know what will happen, so we've been preparing to take legal action.


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