“Friend” gets the drama treatment
Huh. They’re remaking the 2001 film Friend [친구 Chingu] — starring superstar Jang Dong Gun — into a drama??
The original film had earned widespread praise, both domestically and internationally, as well as breaking records with its more than 8 million tickets sold. It was, at the time, the top-grossing Korean film ever. The film solidified Jang Dong Gun’s place as an A-list star, as well as elevating the fame of his co-star Yoo Oh Sung.
And now they want to revisit Friend in television-serial form. Although it’s still early (current status is in the synopsis-writing stage), interest is gathering with the announcement that Kwak Kyung Taek, who directed the film version, will be directing the drama series as well. Be forewarned, though; the drama is said to “convey a different vibe from the movie.” Not quite sure what that means. Casting is not yet confirmed, although no doubt they’ll be looking around for a suitably well-known lead actor to fill Jang Dong Gun’s shoes.
Via My Daily
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