Daniel Dae Kim will lead Butterfly, an adaptation of the BOOM! Studios spy thriller comic series for Prime Video.
Prime Video is snapping up another comic book property with Butterfly, with Daniel Dae Kim (LOST, Always Be My Maybe, Hellboy) leading the six-epic series. Butterfly is an adaptation of the BOOM! Studios comic series created by Arash Amel, written by Amel and Marguerite Bennett, and illustrated by Antonio Fuso and Stefano Simeone.
According to the BOOM! Studios website, Butterfly, is a character-driven spy thriller that explores complex family dynamics within the treacherous world of global espionage. It’s centered on David Jung, an enigmatic, highly unpredictable former US intelligence operative living in South Korea, whose life is blown to pieces when the consequences of an impossible decision from his past come back to haunt him, and he finds himself pursued by Rebecca, a deadly, sociopathic young agent assigned to kill him.
Executive producers include Ken Woodruff and Steph Cha; Daniel Dae Kim and John Cheng for 3AD; Stephen Christy and Ross Richie for BOOM! Studios; and Arash Amel for The Amel Company. Additionally, Adam Yoelin serves as Co-EP for BOOM! Studios. Kim’s production company, 3AD, developed the series under their first-look deal with Amazon Studios.
“Trained to trust no one, Butterly is one of Project Delta’s deep cover agents: no birth certificate, no social security number, an identity malleable to what is necessary for the mission. When set up for a murder she did not commit, she is unknowingly led to her father’s doorstep, a man she thought died 20 years ago,” says the graphic novel’s official synopsis. “Codenamed Nightingale, her father was once a member of the very same Project Delta, a spy in the violent aftermath of the Cold War who believes the Project is behind her setup. Butterfly must decide whether to seek answers with the Project or believe the man who betrayed her years ago.”
What do you think about the plot for Butterfly? This story sounds like an excellent vehicle for Kim to strut his stuff. I’m excited to see who they cast opposite Kim as Butterfly. From what I can recall (I read the story in 2015), Butterfly is a gritty spy story with devastating revelations for core cast members. We could be in for a fantastic ride, my friends. Let’s go!