The action comedy Level 7 Civil Servant, or per its English title, My Girlfriend is a Secret Agent, drew in more than 4 million viewers in a slumping movie industry and proved to be a smash hit. Such was its success that now it’s entertaining the prospect of being adapted for a television drama.
According to the production company, offers for drama remakes are pouring in: “We had proposals while we were still in production on the movie, but because of filming, we weren’t able to look into it. We’re considering it in a positive light.”
One source said, “There have been a lot of dramas about spies. We plan to make the Level 7 Civil Servant drama look at their lives in a little more detail.”
On the downside, if the drama doesn’t cast Kang Ji-hwan and Kim Haneul (very unlikely, I’d think), it’s already lost a lot of its charm. But on the upside, the movie’s screenwriter, Chun Sung-il, is expected to return as the drama’s screenwriter (which would follow his current project, writing the fusion sageuk drama Chuno).
Via Star News
- Lee Da-hae undecided on Chuno
- Writer jumps from spy comedy to fusion historical
- Kang Ji-hwan and Kim Haneul play Spy vs. Spy
- Civil Servant kicks off filming
- Secret agent man Kang Ji-hwan