It was shot on the iPhone 4 with a budget of $133,000 and is to open in South Korean theaters Jan. 27. Park made the film with his younger brother, Park Chan-kyong, also a director.
Park said that they attached lenses to their phones and that nothing was particularly different from shooting a regular movie.
Except that the camera had a Justin Bieber ringtone.
Can't wait for the funny banter
The Hollywood Reporter says that MTV Networks and its partner, Comedy Central (don't worry they're platonic), will launch the inaugural Comedy Awards March 26, because comedians seem to be the one group left in America that doesn't have its own big night of self-congratulations.
The two-hour awards show will be taped at Manhattan's Hammerstein Ballroom and will premiere on April 10 across several networks - Comedy Central, Spike TV, TV Land, VH1 and Nick At Nite.
James Burrows, Billy Crystal, Will Ferrell, Whoopi Goldberg, Brad Grey, Seth MacFarlane, Adam McKay, Jimmy Miller, Jay Roach, Ray Romano, Rory Rosegarten and Phil Rosenthal are among the first to have joined the very white-male-heavy Comedy Awards board of directors, which will select nominees.
Winners will be chosen by an invitation-only voting body (so it's kind of like an election in Afghanistan) comprising 500-1,000 members from the comedy community.
Given the countercultural timeliness of comedy and its goal (sometimes) of speaking truth to power, should a comedian even want an award?
* Lauren Manning, who
was nearly burned to death in the 9/11 terrorist attacks, is ready to tell her story in a memoir, publisher Henry Holt and Co. announced yesterday.
Lauren, a partner at Cantor Fitzgerald, in the World Trade Center, has a deal for "Every Day, a Choice," which will come out in the fall, around the 10th anniversary of the attacks.
Manning's hospitalization was documented in a 2002 book by her husband, Greg Manning, called "Love, Greg & Lauren." Greg is a former executive editor of the Daily Pennsylvanian at Penn.
* Clare Vanderpool's "Moon
Over Manifest," a young girl's magical and mysterious adventures in a small town in 1936, won the John Newbery Medal for the "most distinguished contribution to American literature for children."
"A Sick Day for Amos McGee," the gentle story of an elderly zookeeper and the animals who visit him at home when he's too unwell to work, received the Randolph Caldecott Medal for best children's picture book. "A Sick Day" was illustrated by Erin E. Stead and written by her husband, Philip C. Stead, also the author of "Creamed Tuna Fish & Peas on Toast."
The awards, the highest honors in children's literature, were announced yesterday by the American Library Association.
* In a taped interview with NBC's
Matt Lauer on "Today" this morning, Michael Douglas says that his tumor is gone and that he may have beaten throat cancer.
Michael said that he had lost 32 pounds but was now working out and had put 12 pounds back on. He said that he'd continue to have monthly checkups.
He is set to play the title character in Steven Soderbergh's "Liberace," scheduled to begin shooting in May or June.
* Gwyneth Paltrow is a cousin
of Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who was wounded in Saturday's shooting that killed six people in Arizona.
Giffords is the first cousin of Gwyneth's late father, director Bruce Paltrow.
_ "One Tree Hill" actress Sophia Bush also has a connection to the shooting. According to Us Weekly, Sophia is a second cousin of Dallas Green's granddaughter, Christina Green, the 9-year-old who was killed in the rampage.
Sophia wrote on Twitter Sunday that "there are no words to explain what my cousin's family is going through in Arizona."
Gwyneth told "Entertainment Tonight" that she has never met Giffords but her "thoughts and prayers are with her and her family."
Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor has been tapped to compose the music for the Hollywood version of "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," following the success of his Golden Globe-nominated score for "The Social Network."
Reznor will reunite with longtime songwriting partner, Atticus Ross, for the film, helmed by "Social Network" director David Fincher.
* One reason why, every day,
Tattle wades through hundreds of press releases:
Jaymie Gomez, a former fashion publicist and wife to Black Eyed Peas singer Taboo, will be designing a line of breast-feeding loungewear for nursing mothers, through the award-winning breast-feeding boutique, Milkalicious.
BANGShowbiz.com and Daily News wire services contributed to this report.