Korean filmmaker Kwak Jaeyong well-known for his hit movie "My Sassy Girl" will now apply his talents in Japan.
The director will start shooting a sci-fi film there, which he wrote himself early next year.
Japan's major production and talent agency Amuse will fund the movie while hiring an all-Japanese cast and crew.
Other than the production costs of over 8 million US dollars, few details on the movie have yet to be released.
Director Kwak already boasts high name recognition in Japan as both his romantic comedy "My Sassy Girl" and melodrama "The Classic" received good feedback there.