Seoul-based SM Entertainment, talent management agency for pan-Asian pop stars such as BoA, TVXQ, and Kangta, has set up its own production unit SM Pictures.

The company will shoot a comic mystery starring the four members of the pop group Super Junior as its first production. The film Ggotminam Yonsweh Teruhsagun (roughly translated as The Case Of The Beautiful Boys Serial Murders) is budgeted at $970,000.

The high-school pretty boys, in their student government and school dance teams, set out to defend themselves and track down a serial murderer, after one of them attracts the killer's attention on an internet blog.

Written by Park Yeon-sun (My Tutor Friend), the film will be directed by Lee Kwon, who was assistant director on the high-school horror film Memento Mori.

The project was developed independently without the Super Junior singers in mind, by a development cooperative headed by producers Ahn Yeo-jin and Lim Ji-young, who worked on films such as Addicted, Whispering Corridors 3: Wishing Stairs and Lovely Rivals.