Rain confirms new drama with Chuno team
As previously teased (and teased again), Rain (Jung Ji-hoon) is coming back with a drama this year, and the news has finally been confirmed. He will be teaming with the writer and director of Chuno, PD Kwak Jung-hwan (also of Conspiracy in the Court) and writer Chun Sung-il (also of Level 7 Civil Servant).
The drama is titled Runaway [도망자] and will aim for a late-September or October premiere on KBS. However, PD Kwak was rather vague on the details, saying, “We haven’t decided whether it will be 16 episodes or 20, and it could be a spy melodrama but we may change it. I can’t reveal the details of the plot.” Based on previous interviews, it seems that this will be a contemporary project rather than sageuk.
This will be Rain’s first drama in five years, since KBS’s A Love To Kill in 2005. Since then, he’s acted in Park Chan-wook’s quirky psych-ward romance I’m A Cyborg, But It’s Okay, the live-action Speed Racer film, and the blood-n-gore action film Ninja Assassin.
I’m… approaching with caution, but the potential is there for a good drama. Kwak has quite the cinematographic flair and a stylish sensibility, while Chun has penned two blockbuster hits. And while Rain is still pegged with that “idol-turned-actor” label, he’s generally given props for being the successful kind.
Via Yonhap News