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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Eric Brevig and Charlotte Huggins reteam for "17 Days of Winter"

By Siewaun
Reference: Variety

U.S. director Eric Brevig "Journey to the Center of the Earth" who is now filming "Yogi Bear," and producer Charlotte Huggins are in collaboration with Madmedia Entertainment to make a 3D Korean war epic "17 Days of Winter," the story of the 1950 Battle of Chosin Reservoir. Madmedia's founder Jayson Won is executive producing the movie.

Brevig and Huggins had previously worked together on New Line's 3D movie "Journey to the Center of the Earth."

Brian Iglesias, a combat decorated 14 year veteran Marine Officer and filmmaker, who has made a feature length documentary about the Chosin Battle titled "Forgotten War," is also executive producing "17 Days of Winter," and serves as the movie's military advisor.

According to Variety, the movie which budgeted an estimate of $100 million, centers on the 1st Marine Division over the brutal 17-day battle of Chosin Reservoir, where United Nations forces including 12,000 U.S. Marines and soldiers were encircled by a vastly superior Chinese force. In a brutal battle fought amid rugged mountains and sub-zero temperatures, U.N. forces escaped to safety, though American forces suffered more than 6,000 casualties.

The South Korean government, including the Ministry of National Defense and the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Sports will give unprecedented support following the country's preparation for the 60th anniversary of the war.

Brevig was quoted by Daily Variety as saying, "Telling a personal story against an epic background involves bringing the audience into the story with the characters," he said. "The ability to create amazing immersive images that have never been seen before is what makes 3D an exciting and appropriate tool for the story."

Shooting, which producers are planning to begin next winter for a 2012 release, will be taking place in Korea and New Zealand with American, Chinese and Korean casts.

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