Hirokazu Kore-eda will sign a drama series and a big-budget movie project under the umbrella of Netflix.
Hirokazu Kore-eda, who left the 71st Cannes Film Festival as the winner of the Golden Palm with Shoplifters, is preparing to bring the audience together with new TV series and film projects under the umbrella of Netflix. During Netflix’s two-day event in Tokyo, it was announced that Hirokazu Kore-eda will be signing a new series and movie projects under the platform. Projects still under development will be the director’s first projects for digital platforms.
Like Father, Like Son won the Special Jury Award at the 66th Cannes Film Festival with his film Hirokazu Kore-eda signed Shoplifters is about a family living off of petty thefts taking a child they found on the street into their home.
Hirokazu Kore-eda to Produce a Project for a Digital Platform for the First Time
in the same event Hirokazu Kore-edagave little hints about the new projects mentioned. Stating that the projects are still in the development phase, the director stated that they have a long process ahead of them.
Stating that the series and film he will produce for Netflix will be different from his previous projects, the director said, “We are working with Netflix to bring to life a drama series and a big-budget movie that is different from my previous works.” used the expressions. While saying that it will take time for these projects to meet the audience, he said, “I strive to create exciting works by combining different elements of motion pictures.” said. At the same time, the director mentioned that the film will be a much bigger project than his previous films, and he described the series, which he did not share details about, as a project that would not exist on televisions in Japan without the support of Netflix. While the director said that he will direct several episodes of the series, he also mentioned that he will be working with new and young directors.
During the two-day event, it was announced that in addition to Hirokazu Kore-eda’s projects, a total of 50 new TV series and movies will be added to the Netflix content library.
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