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PUBG owner begins active development on lavish adaptation of Korea's biggest fantasy novels

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PUBG owner Krafton announced last year it had acquired the rights to the popular Korean fantasy novels, The Bird The Drinks Tears, and today revealed it has moved into full production on the title and launched an official website(opens in new tab) with a bunch of concept art and background information.

The Bird That Drinks Tears is a four-part fantasy series written by Yeongdo Lee, who is considered a pioneer of the Korean fantasy genre.

The story revolves around four races (Human, Rekkon, Tokebi, and Nhaga), and the discovery of a Nhaga plot that forces the other three races to come together under an old proverb: 'three handles one'.

Krafton is throwing huge money at this project, believing it can build a 'global franchise' around the license, including hiring talent like concept artist Iain McCaig, who's previously worked on visualising Hollywood films such as the Harry Potter, The Avengers, Terminator, and Star Wars. «The Bird that Drinks Tears is unlike any other fantasy story I have read, with fresh new ways of exploring human nature,» says McCaig. «That’s what attracts me most.

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