Kore-eda Hirokazu Developing the series and the film for Netflix (EXCLUSIVE) with director Koren-Ed A Hirai Yamato, Director of Shoplifters, a director of Koro-dia-Hiroku Are the franchise & film production for the BBC (SCRUSION) / (AXCLUSIVE)
Kore-eda Hirokazu, the famous Japanese director of Palme dOr winning film Shoplifters, is working on multiple projects for Netflix.
The move expands Netflixs current program to help grow its live action Japanese content, which is crucial for the local market's success and is increasingly being watched by international audiences.
Kore-eda gave away a few details of the project, but in presenting the Netflix Japan Festival on Wednesday, he asked for the performance of slickly titled "Kyne esdi" and said that if the tv show was about to take place, his intention to experiment.
Netflix and I are working together to create a drama series and upcoming movie that's different from my previous works. You still need to wait ten minutes before they're finished and delivered to you. I combine elements from those in theater and try to make exciting works, please look forward to them. If I didn't collaborate with Netflix, the scale of the new movie would not be realized.
I want to work on this project as a big appeal.
Kore-eda has previously demonstrated his willingness to take care of rising Japanese talent. In 2018 he came on board as a producer of 'Ten Years Japan', an omnibus film that filmmakers can imagine their country ten years into the future.
The global streaming giant has had considerable success in East Asia, but it has to dig deep into local content to achieve success with Japan and Korea. It has licensed, co-produced and developed original content in both countries.
Netflix said Tuesday that it would add 50 new Japanese content to the 90 it already offers. In particular, it plans to expand its position in Japanese feature film.
According to the size of the local market, Japanese films have very low average production budgets.
The company that can offer cooperative decision-making, creative freedom and production resources can attract considerable local talent. While Korean market conditions are not identical, these attributes led to the attracting of Bong Joon-ho to Netflix to make Okja 2017 fantasy film, and triggered other talent to follow.
Kore-eda signales his interest in experimentation and the freedom to challenge stereotypes offered by long-form series and streaming platforms.
A radical film usually has little chance of being screened in cinemas. In the end, they wouldn't be seen by the audience. It's not just in Japan, but in every country. Through streaming, these films can be actually born into the world, he said.
I think it's a very positive situation. American films, for example. These are streaming films that won the Oscars, and documentaries. And the amount is growing. By breaking old boundaries and limits, the possibility of new creations and new works is definitely generating the new idea.
Kore-eda became the first Japanese director in 21 years to win the top prize at Cannes film festival with Shoplifters, a masterful tale of ephemera who take in an orphan girl. He could return to Cannes with the Broker movie about adoption which is currently in postproduction.
The picture isn't his first in Korea his 2019 film The Truth was essentially told n French. It stars three of South Koreas top actors, Song Kang-ho (Parasite), Gang Dong/wan (Peninsula) and Bae Doona (The Host, Cloud Atlas).