Bad news for fans anticipating his comeback: Bae Yong-joon‘s drama Drops of God has been dropped due to several production issues. A source with the production company Keyeast, of which Bae is a major shareholder, said on December 5, “Even if the drama were to be produced, it would be difficult to keep up the level of quality.”
One of the problems facing the production is the issue of product placement; the names of famous wines are not allowed to be used, which is problematic since the original makes many references to real brands. The Keyeast rep explained many of their people argued that it would ruin the effect if fake names were used, and they would not be able to achieve the quality level they are striving for.
In August 2008, Keyeast had bought the rights to the popular wine-themed Japanese manga, written by Tadashi Agi (a pseudonym for the writing team). In fact, the writers are said to be fans of Yonsama and had modeled their character Tomine Issei after him. However, now Bae Yong-joon will have to push back his drama comeback, which would have been his first acting role since 2007′s Legend.
Via My Daily
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