A new Korean drama is in the works and this time, it will be all about school violence and bullying.
Sports DongA recently reported that the Korean animation film, The King of Pigs would be adapted into a Korean drama. While the casting has not been decided upon yet, public auditions will be held this month for the upcoming K-drama.
The animation film follows the story of middle aged men who reminisce on their junior high school lives and their experiences with school violence. The weaker victims are portrayed as “pigs,” as they deal with inferiority, despair and worthlessness that comes with their bullying. Their bullies, who were referred to as “dogs” were ranked in a higher class than the “pigs” of the school.
The King of Pigs won numerous awards at the 2011 Busan International Film Festival and was screened at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.
The screenwriter who created The King of the Pigs, Yeon Sang Ho is also one of South Korea’s top directors and has an impressive resume of productions. He is the mastermind behind Train to Busan and the hit movie’s sequel, Peninsula.
The plot of the K-drama adaption is expected to be revealed once the casting is complete. The filming of the production is scheduled for sometime in the second half of 2021.