• [NEWS] "K-Pop: Demon Hunters" in development (animated musical)

    From Your Name@21:1/5 to All on Thu Mar 11 08:46:27 2021
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    Another animated movie well worth avoiding. :-\

    From ComingSoon.net ...

    K-Pop: Demon Hunters animated film in the works at Sony
    Sony Pictures Animation has begun development on a brand new
    animated musical feature titled K-Pop: Demon Hunters from
    directors Maggie Kang (The Lego Ninjago Movie) and Chris
    Appelhans (Wish Dragon) centered on a music group balancing
    global fame with their secret identities of slaying spirits,
    according to Variety.

    Sony Pictures Animation (@SonyAnimation)
    Training for the big debut. K-Pop: Demon Hunters
    is currently in development at Sony Animation.

    This film follows a world-renowned K-Pop girl
    group as they balance their lives in the
    spotlight with their secret identities as
    badass demon hunters.

    Due to the huge global following that K-Pop has been gaining
    over the years, it has successfully made its way to the U.S
    mainstream. Groups such as BigBang, Girls' Generation, 2NE1,
    EXO, BTS, Blackpink and Twice are some of the many acts that
    helped South Korean music attain worldwide recognition
    through their catchy tunes, unique styles and synchronized
    dances. K-Pop has also paved the way for the introduction of
    South Korean movies and TV shows to a much wider audience.

    "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," Kang said in a statement. "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." 

    K-Pop: Demon Hunters is being described 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 will be set against a
    colorful backdrop of fashion, food, style and music.

    "[I] always wanted to do a film about the power of music -
    to unite, bring joy, build community," Appelhans said in a
    statement. "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."

    K-Pop: Demon Hunters will be penned by writing team Hanya,
    consisting of Hannah McMechan and Danya Jimenez, with Oscar
    winner Aron Warner reuniting with Appelhans on the project
    as producer and Raya and the Last Dragon's production
    designer Mingjue Helen Chen and art director Ami Thompson
    also signing on to the creative team.


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