Sony Pictures Animation, home of Spider-man: Into The Spider-verse, is currently working on a new animated movie surrounding a K-Pop girl group who dazzle on stage–and slay evil spirits in between shows.
The movie, titled K-Pop: Demon Hunters, will be directed by Maggie Kang and Chris Appelhans, who have worked on movies such as The Lego Ninjago Movie and Wish Dragon.
Maggie Kang is working on this movie as an homage to her Korean roots and the music she grew up with.
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.
Dream project with this dream team 💜
Stay tuned! https://t.co/stQVYqeB5P
— Maggie Kang (@maggiemkang) March 8, 2021
K-Pop: Demon Hunters is described as being an action-adventure film, following a famous K-Pop girl group as they try to navigate their way through fame while secretly being demon-hunters. It’s said to be filled with food, fashion and music, as well as, of course, the supernatural.
I have 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.
Omg!!!! This is live! Check out the next project I’ll be production designing, along with @AmiThompson_h as Art Director, and our beautiful human directors @maggiemkang and @dairysnake!!! Produced be @AronWarner!!! https://t.co/KegvA0bEPx
— mingjue helen chen (@MingjueChen) March 8, 2021
A release timeline has yet to be set, so keep your eye out!
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. pic.twitter.com/sFScsOqMN5
— Sony Pictures Animation (@SonyAnimation) March 8, 2021