KIM Bora to Direct SPECTRUM, Lezhin Studios to Produce
KIM Bora, the director of the breakout indie sensation House of Hummingbird (2019), has signed on to her sophomore feature-length project. Production company Lezhin Entertainment announced last week that the award-winning director will adapt the sci-fi story ‘Spectrum’ from KIM Cho-yeob’s short story collection ‘If We Cannot Move at the Speed of Light (Hubble)’.
Spectrum concerns communication between humans and aliens through language and the senses. Writer KIM Cho-yeob is one of the most popular contemporary sci-fi authors in Korea.
House of Hummingbird (2019) debuted in the New Currents section of the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) in 2018 before embarking on one of the most successful festival runs of any Korean film in modern times. It had its international premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival, where it earned the Grand Prix for the Best Feature in the Generation 14plus competition, and picked up three prizes, including Best International Narrative Feature, Best Actress and Best Cinematography, at the Tribeca Film Festival. The film ultimately picked up 59 prizes from international film events.
KIM also won the Best Screenplay Award at the Blue Dragon Film Awards and Best Director from the Baeksang Arts Awards.
Lezhin Entertainment, a new film investment and production company, is developing the project. Lezhin is also currently working on several major series for Netflix, including YEON Sang-ho’s Hellbound and HAN Jun-hee’s D.P..