Parasite govt producer Miky Lee and Interstellar producer Lynda Obst have teamed as much as work on a brand new film set on this planet of Okay-pop.
The forthcoming movie is at present titled Okay-Pop Misplaced In America and is described as a “street film”, based on Variety. The movie will reportedly revolve round a Okay-pop boyband who by chance find yourself in Texas two days earlier than their grand international debut in New York Metropolis, and should discover a solution to make it there with restricted money and time.
South Korean mass media firm CJ ENM, the place Lee is vice chairwoman, has enlisted director JK Youn (greatest identified for movies like 2009’s Haeundae and 2020’s Pawn) to helm the movie. Okay-Pop Misplaced In America is at present focused for a 2023 launch.
“We plan to forged Okay-pop stars along with icons within the pop trade to enchantment to a world viewers,” Youn advised Selection. The publication additionally famous that casting has begun in Seoul, with pre-production deliberate to kick off as soon as auditions are accomplished in August.
“Okay-Pop and Okay-culture have by no means been extra in-demand,” Lee mentioned. “Combining CJ ENM’s globally recognised manufacturing capabilities with the sensible minds of smash-hit creators Lynda Obst and JK Youn, we’ve got little question that we can showcase a really particular film that can enchantment to a world viewers and Okay-Pop followers alike.”
Okay-Pop Misplaced In America will not be the one Okay-pop-inspired film at present within the works. Earlier this 12 months, Sony Pictures Animation announced that it was working on a musical film called K-Pop: Demon Hunters that might centre round a demon-hunting Okay-pop lady group.
The upcoming animated movie will probably be co-directed by Maggie Kang, who was the pinnacle of story on 2017’s The Lego Ninjago Film, and illustrator Chris Appelhans (The Princess And The Frog). Becoming a member of them are Oscar-winning producer Aron Warner (Shrek), alongside the scriptwriting staff of Hannah McMechan and Danya Jimenez.
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