Kim Moon-saeng, the director of "Wonderful Days", will be directing the animation Gaemi (English translation: ant), an adaptation of the popular French book Empire of the Ants by Bernard Werber.
Werber personally asked KIM to join the project to adapt his book into a film, after he watched a screening of Wonderful Days in France. Werber explained that he was impressed by KIM's animation film and that he would be the ideal filmmaker to realise the images and the story in his mind.
The project is already a year-and-a-half in development. KIM is also involved in writing the English language scenario. Gaemi will be a combination of 3D animation and live-action scenes.
Korean Studio 3303 announced that it will invest half of the ten million Euro budget and that they are looking for a French partner to finance the remaining half of the budget. Filming is scheduled to initiate this year and the film is expected to enter cinemas in 2011.
Werber said that ants are fascinating since they are the largest civilization on earth with social structures more successful than the social structures of humans.
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