Train to Busan director Yeon Sang Ho’s animated drama film The King of Pigs will be turned into a TV series.
The King of Pigs deals with the heavy topic, school violence. In the small society of middle school, the film depicts the weak who conform to violence and power as pigs. It illustrates the inferiority and servility that the “pigs” face. And it further describes the despair and absurdity that the resisting “pigs” experience.
The film won three awards at the 2011 Busan International Film Festival.
According to Sports DongA, Hidden Sequence and Studio Dragon will co-produce the TV version of The King of Pigs. Hidden Sequence has started casting calls last month and will hold public auditions this month.
Since the work revolves around a middle school, the cast lineup will be filled with teenagers. Depending on the result of the project, this upcoming work could become a “gateway to stardom.”
The programming will be confirmed once they complete the cast lineup. So far, the project will most likely be a TVING original series. The production will begin as early as this summer and premiere in the latter half of this year or the first half of next year at the latest.
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