Sony Pictures Animation is playing a spooky new chord with the upcoming animated film, K-Pop: Demon Hunters.
Per Variety, the film is pitched as “an action-adventure that follows a world-renowned girl group, as they balance their lives in the spotlight with their secret identities as demon hunters” and “be set against the colorful backdrop of fashion, food, style, and music”.
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Directors Maggie Kang and Chris Appelhans will helm the film, with a script by Hannah McMechan and Danya Jimenez (under the name “Hanya”). Production designer Mingjue Helen Chen (Raya & The Last Dragon, Big Hero 6) and art director Ami Thompson (Raya, Ralph Breaks The Internet), and Shrek producer Aron Warner are also attached.
When asked by Variety about the influence of music in the film, Kang stated:
“Having been a fan of the genre since its beginnings in the ‘90s, this film is my love letter to K-Pop and my Korean roots. It encompasses and celebrates everything K-Pop is- it’s the film I would want to see as a lifelong fan and I hope the millions of K-Pop fans out there in the world will feel the same”.
Then Appelhans shared:
“…always wanted to do a film about the power of music- to unite, bring joy, build community. K-Pop is the greatest embodiment of this in our lifetime, and we’re really excited to honor and showcase that through the lens of animation”.
There’s not word yet when K-Pop: Demon Hunters will rock our screens, but The Illuminerdi will keep you updated as the story develops. Sony Pictures Animation won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature in 2018 with Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse. Their next film, The Mitchells Vs The Machines, was recently bought by Netflix and will premiere on the platform later this year.
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