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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

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Rain back in a drama. That's great news! He's mega cute!

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YOOH EUN HYE! I really like her and I would to see how she'd pair with my boyfriend....hmmmm.

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or maybe Han Ji Hye. I really like her too!

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i vote for jeon ji hyun. a perfect couple with rain.

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though, I'd like Lee Da Hae and Rain together... I want her to do a different drama, this seems like another male-centric drama that would need a female lead to basically just act as his love interest. She needs a meatier role.

my Bihae dreams would have to wait.

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LDH was acting good in other dramas but not Chuno , sorry , i like LDH but i'm
disappointed with her acting in Chuno , too stiff , not sincere acting .
JS is pretty but her acting is poor in all dramas , she makes me hate her characters .
Sorry , likely we have to know what kind of drama first before we can suggest actress
pairing with Rain .

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@55, I like your point, this drama sure is the male-centric drama, so the female lead must be someone who are very talented, hallyu stars, bcos if the writer still using the Chuno style, the female leads will only become guy escort and no dialogue..If they used unknown or just rising stars with still questionable acting, well good luck to the drama (Maybe Rain status can help it). I remembered, in the whole 24 episodes of Chuno, if you combine all LDH's dialogue, i think it's only 1 page-same with OJH, so few dialogue, just actions-luckily both had AMAZING chemistry and individual CHARM, it save their part in the drama.

Good strategy by KBS in combining the PD Kwak with CSI, eventhough the sript might turns out to be weak, the director knows how to fix it.

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all those wishes may not be accomplished, main lead actress may turn out shocking surprise, maybe unknown or older actress - Ko or Jeon . but how abt JJH same initials as Rain suppose & he likes to act with her. shk is taboo where Rain concerned, enuf sex scandals dont start anor for heaven sake. whatever cpls seldom in repeated actings - kinda boring & annoying. never like SHK aniway just pretty face cant act hate Full House by fluke it got popular because of Rain not her.

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I love Rain since Full House. :) I'm so excited for this one!

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Lee Da Hae is the best actress
Lee Da Haeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
Lee Da Haeeeeeeeee
Yooooooooooooooooo

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The folks who suggested Sung Yuri echoed my thoughts exactly.

I'll be honest here : LDH is really pretty and all but she cannot act. I am happy Chuno helped to redeem her reputation somewhat after that East of Eden walkout. She was terrible in her other productions - My Girl, Hello Miss, etc
What a load of codswallop and terrible over-acting

Given the right roles, girls like Sung Yuri, Kim Tae-hee, Kim Hee Sun and Lee Da-hae can make up for what they lack in the acting dept. Case in point - Sung Yuri in The Legendary Hong Gildong

I'd like to see Rain with lesser known actresses like Lee Yeon-hee or even my current fave Kim So-yeon

Some plausible choices -
Kim Han-eul
Jung Ryo Won
Son Ye Jin
Ha Ji Won
Han Ji Min
Han Ji-hye
Lee Yo-won
Lee Boyoung
Lee Minjung

But no Yoon Eun-hye or Kim Ah joong pls...

Actually, the choice of female lead isn't as important as how the ending will pan out. I cleaned out like 6 boxes of Kleenex watching Sang Doo Let's go to School and A Love to Kill combined, so I'd give an arm and maybe a leg to see him in a rom-com. But seeing the choice of writers, I doubt so.

But there is nothing to prevent me from hoping

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After reading all the comments and just finished watching Chuno, I can't wait to see this drama-can't wait to see what the director can bring this time. PD Kwak is one of the most talented young director.

Based on the all videos I saw, no doubt the female can be LDH, the director is interested in her, the writer already mentioned, if he gets a chance to work with LDH again, he will give her meatier role, and LDH is under Rain company (no issue of partnership), so right now, it is just up to her, if she wants the part, she just said YES to the director.

However, I prefer unknown but talented actress, I want a new face. LDH is OK, one of the most versatile actress that I have known, but I don't want her to gain popularity under somebody name, she don't need that.

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I go for Yoon Eun Hye, Jeon Ji Hyun and HJW no LeeHyori or SUR can't act, KTH not sexxy enough for Rain.

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uhh he did Full House too...

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watched KTH in Iris? omg love her intimacy with LBH, damn sexy n erotic making love. Rain loves sexy girl n KTH more sexy than KSA but KSA boobs bigger size so feeling is different but enuf to go agaga n KTH kissing fiercer than Minah. KTH damn good act as seducer. Rain shud act with talented actress to improve his acting skill. or else why not the versatile jill of all trade Go HyeSun , they look cute together in CF must be good chemistry.

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Though LDH is not the best actress out there but she had proved she have what it takes. Her transformation of characters from Green Rose to My Girl is evident enough. Not all her dramas are good. THere are some miss and hits. Chuno was one of them. Though the latter half of the series, she shines more than the first half. But i'm not a fan of Chuno overall. The story is kinda boring to me. The camera work is great.

I prefer someone new and uprising. Song Hye Gyo already worked with Rain. I think Lee Ming Jung is good choice.

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http://stoo.asiae.co.kr/news/stview.htm?idxno=2010050408142310081
Rain revealed his ideal woman in talk show or not yet? bet must be Full House wifey Song Hye Gyo n Rain song lyrics target at her, plenty fans say it's true must be Gyo who dump Rain n he wants her back. wah many news report they have sex scandal together... woot..whee..leee..true?? if act again more scandal. Gyo reputation no good. but Rain admitted never fall in love with his co-actress right? he not playboy good man then his ideal cannot be actress.
chinese netizens many times criticised Full House in newspapers fake filming of Gyo n Rain . one so short one so tall on tv look like same height? did they use boxes to let her stand? like this Rain very stress filming, kiss Gyo bend down his neck.
Rain lead actress must be good in acting n tall not pretty not important so that Rain dont have to neck injuri - Choi Ji Woo or Honey Lee (Miss Korea) acting not bad.

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The sexiest Korean kitten LEE HA NEE
http://popseoul.com/2008/02/27/honey-lee-launches-musical-career/

This girl is hawt sexy talented tall intelligent born 1983 one yr younger than Rain.
Perfect height 1.75m multi-task as actress, musician, model, graduate from university, taekwando, scuba diver etc all rolled in one.
Act in The Partner for 1st timer she did great.
good for Rain taste, same styllish dressing. surely both can super collaborate
pray this dream come true for Rain - perfect match

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Very exciting! Olala!!!!!!!!!!!
No plot yet, hope they'll bring out the Ninja Assasin in him. Tire of seeing his Chippendales way. Need to see a more positive side to his body.

Leading lady! hm??? LDH 100% . She's not only charming but act well, in addition I think beauty will compliment with Rain. This will make one exciting drama to watch just on that thought alone.

Writer and Director..please let it be "BiHae".

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I think Sung Yuri will be good for Rain -physically she is tall, slender built , soft and beautiful facial features . She will be a good contrast to Rain's physique and facial features . She can act given the right material/story/role contrary to criticism hurled at her . They are also both singers and dancers . So there ! And besides they should rotate casting -not only give dramas to same actresses .

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I'm so glad about this news, But I won't believe it until I see previews. He's been saying this for a while and nothing happens. I'll be glad to watch once is done. ♥uRain^__^

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RAIN is my one and only favorite..my inspiration..I'm quite sadden by the recent turn of events..I mean his coming military enlistment..I am not ready for his 2 year absence and I guess the rest of his supporters feel the same...Hay....I will miss you RAIN....and I will wait for you even if it takes forever...

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Bi Rain ! I like yr new drama so much you're handsome and so lovely hope meet you soon love :-)

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