So who thinks an animated musical about demon-slaying K-pop idols would be a great idea for an animated film? Well, apparently, Sony Pictures Animation does. Judging from the teaser image, it looks as awesome as it sounds.

K-Pop: Demon Hunters teaser poster.
Girls, rock out!

This bit of news comes to us courtesy of Variety. K-Pop: Demon Hunters will be a musical adventure about a world-renowned K-pop idol band as they battle demons in between rocking out on stage. They have to balance out their lives as singers by day and warriors by night, with the whole story “set against a colorful backdrop of fashion, food, style and music”.

Apparently, Sony Pictures Animation will be producing this K-Pop: Demon Hunters animated film. Directors Maggie Kang and Chris Appelhans will be the ones actually directing this film, with Aron Warner serving as the producer.

Interestingly enough, neither director is really all that well-known. Appelhans’ only notable film is the upcoming Wish Dragon, and Maggie Kang doesn’t even have a film to her name. However, there is still hope for K-Pop: Demon Hunters in the form of Warner. Don’t recognize the name? He was one of the producers for Shrek.

K-Pop: Shrek Hunters?

Shrek poster.
Now this is a timeless classic.

Shrek was the hit animated feature of 2001 for a good reason. With one of the film’s producers working on K-Pop: Demon Hunters, my hopes are high for that film. Honestly, if this film turns out to be a wacky combination of Shrek, Penny from Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, and Sailor Moon; I’d be into it.

Penny Parker from Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
Also by Sony Pictures Animation, funnily enough.


Sony Pictures Animation is currently working on a new animated film called K-Pop: Demon Hunters. It’s about a group of girls who are idols by day, and demon slayers by night. Maggie Kang and Chris Appelhans will be the directors, while Aron Warner of Shrek fame will be the producer. Honestly, this idea sounds crazy, but a good kind of crazy. It’ll be interesting to see how this film pans out.

Source: Variety