The executive producer of hit film Parasite, Miky Lee, and Interstellar producer Lynda Obst, have teamed up on a new movie. It has been revealed the upcoming project will be set in the world of the cultural phenomenon, K-Pop. Currently entitled: K-Pop: Lost in America, the film has been described as a “road movie” by Variety.
Allegedly, the film’s plot revolves around a fictional K-Pop boyband who accidentally end up lost in Texas just two days before they are scheduled to make a grand global debut in New York City. They must find a way to make it there with time running out and limited money.
Reportedly, South Korean media company CJ ENM, where Lee is vice chairwoman, has enlisted the respected JK Youn to direct the film. He is the mind behind Haeundae (2009) and Pawn (2020). The upcoming blockbuster is currently scheduled for a 2023 release.
Youn told Variety: “We plan to cast K-pop stars in addition to icons in the pop industry to appeal to a global audience”. The publication also noted that casting has already commenced in Seoul, and pre-production is planned to kick off when auditions are finished later in August.
Lee said: “K-Pop and K-culture have never been more in-demand”. Lee also explained: “Combining CJ ENM’s globally recognised production capabilities with the brilliant minds of smash-hit creators Lynda Obst and JK Youn, we have no doubt that we will be able to showcase a very special movie that will appeal to a global audience and K-Pop fans alike.”
K-Pop: Lost In America, is currently not the only K-Pop based movie in production. In March, Sony Pictures Animation announced that they are working on a musical flick called K-Pop: Demon Hunters. The upcoming movie is said to centre around a demon-hunting K-Pop girl group.
Watch the trailer for Parasite, below.