The award-winning film “Assassination” won their lawsuit and cleared up any doubts that the movie was plagiarized.
In August 2015, writer Choi Jong Lim sued Assassination for plagiarizing his novel. He demanded 10 billion won (approximately $8.5 million USD) as compensation and requested a preliminary injunction for the movie to be taken down from theaters.
On May 28, 2017, the producers of Assassination announced that they had won their third and final trial. The Supreme Court ruled on May 26, 2017, Upon looking into the original verdict and the plaintiffs grounds for appeal, it has become clear that the appeal is groundless. We unanimously refute the plaintiffs appeal.