Lotte Entertainment, one of the largest film production and distribution companies in Korea, revealed that it would not be taking up domestic distribution for Lee Byung Hun’s latest Hollywood movie, “Terminator 5: Genisys.”
A spokesperson for Lotte Entertainment told Star News on January 27, “Although we have been identified as a distributor for ‘Terminator 5,’ the movie is currently not in our lineup.”
As a Hollywood film featuring Lee Byung Hun in a sizable role, “Terminator 5: Genisys” has already been receiving a lot of attention. CJ E&M previously considered taking up distribution but decided on selling the rights to “Terminator 5: Genisys” instead, leaving it an open question who would take CJ E&M’s place as distributor.
“Terminator 5: Genisys” is set in the year of 2029, as John Connor (played by Jason Clarke) leads the Resistance in a war against the machines that will change the course of human history. Lee Byung Hun plays one of the antagonists, a shapeshifting T-1000 cyborg. The film is slated for a July 2015 release.