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Jang Geun-seok close to picking new drama

If initial reports are confirmed, Jang Geun-seok — a hot commodity these days — may soon be back on television in his next project. It’s an adaptation of Mary Stayed Out All Night [매리는 외박중], a manhwa that comes from the creator of Full House‘s original manhwa (it’s a working title for the drama, which will air on KBS).

Jang had planned for his next role to be the movie adaptation of You’re My Pet, but due to production delays on that project, he may well be back in a drama first. Note: This article talks about the casting as a done deal, but others are saying Jang is “a strong possibility.” I’d say take it all with a grain of salt.

Jang’s management was initially reported to say, “He is planning to return with the drama Mary Stayed Out All Night in November. The character and script haven’t been decided in concrete detail yet, so he is preparing slowly, and will try hard to show a different appeal in this role.” A subsequent article backtracked and said, “He is looking favorably at the role.”

Mary Stayed Out All Night deals with a woman (the titular Mary) who decides she is through with dating, but then strikes up a romance with a “dangerous-looking but charming” death-metal band vocalist. A “lively, upbeat” love triangle develops with a third character, a “perfect type” of man who’s got it all goin’ on in terms of looks, skills, personality, and family background.

Jang Geun-seok just played a pop group vocalist in last year’s hit drama You’re Beautiful. He’ll again play a musician here, albeit a harder-edged rocker than the idol star of the previous series.

This project will be a co-production between Korea’s KBS Media and Japan’s ACC Korea and will be written by In Eun-ah, who wrote the drama phenom Goong and the cotton-candy-sweet Love & Marriage. A director has yet to be confirmed. There are a few stars in contention for the Mary role, though we haven’t been given any hints thus far.

Via Sports Chosun

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1st?

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Yes, but we don't do "first" here. Just a friendly heads-up.

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so sorry :sniff: can't believe you yourself who was nagging me.. I feel honored and sad at the same time..

just admired ur blog, JB... I'm actually was sooo excited when I write that stupid-four-characters... (it's true!) it's the first time for me to be the first commenting in one of your articles..

BTW, u are my "great-guru" in k-drama and info 'bout so many things in Korean entertainment industry... and I'm not kidding, I open this blog every single day,twice a day... I'm fan of yours..

thanks for letting me know many things 'bout K-dramas
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BTW, looking forward on every little step JGS takes! though I'm a little upset that I'm Your Pet is delayed...

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lol this was kind of cute.

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lol, no worries. Every once in a while it's just worth reminding people before the habit gets out of hand.

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Question, why do people put "first" all the time on blogs and websites? Is there a meaning for that?

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@ Chloe

There's no meaning to it, besides the human desire to make your mark first. To boldly go where no man has gone before, so to speak. The first person to walk on the moon. The first dog to pee on the bush. The first person to write a comment, so everyone can see that they were there first, etcetera. I've done it before. I am ashamed.

7th!

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You'd be wasting your time if you were to do this. Lol. A lot of your recaps and such that I read have them. I don't understand it but yet again I do. o.O Like Dian I'm surprised you actually replied. Haha.

Anyway, I guess I could say I'm excited to see him again but we'll see. I'm not sure about the story line but when I looked at the art and stuff it really reminded me of NANA? Idk, why. Maybe the music aspect of the story and the "innocent" Nana that had many relationships.

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hahaha! I empathize with Dian... I had my "First" comment experience too here! haha! I got addicted to JavaB and kept reloading for new scoops until i got one yummy scoop with "zero" comment! I had to write the word "first!" before my main comments...^_^ that was a long long time ago!

But it is kinda weird to put up "first!" without anything else...

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The story sounds interesting, especially the death metal dude, LOL.

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-spazz-
So excited!

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Sweet!!~~ :-)

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Oh man, I thought I was first for the first time evah, but no, that was not to be. Thwarted, damn you (i'm j/k, dian).

I hope this is real/true/not-to-be-taken-with-grains-of-salt news 'cause I am already squealing and giggling and twirling on my toes with joy.

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oh wow.. excited to see him again!! Too bad "You're my pet" got delayed. I was actually looking forward to that movie

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I know, me too!

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is this a rom-com??? I think Son Ye Jin will be a good candidate for that Maria...

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oooh~! I'm excited that he'll be doing another drama quickly after YaB!

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SOOO excited about this! I hope this will go through. I've been waiting forever for YMP... T-T

I've looked around for the manhwa, and although I don't understand what's being said, it looked interesting. And the main character style and fashion really do look like Suk's... ^^

Hopefully the confirmation would come soon, since November isn't that far anymore...

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I knew you'll be here! hahaha.
I just wanted to tweet you about this, but who am I kidding!
It sounds interesting, harder edged rocker = weirder fashion style? :D

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I've also been waiting forever and a day for You're my Pet!!! T______T alas it is not to be for a while yet.

I hope that the drama does come through because I'm already so excited for it!! oh and you say that it looks like JGS's style and I say it looks like one of his many styles.... and there we have the reason for his many times outrageous and sometimes rather "interesting" clothing styles! It was all to show how good he could be in different roles requiring different styles... hahahaha....

I'm so looking forward to this possibility of a rom-com featuring him towards the end of the year!! Hopefully it will enjoy higher ratings and more than just mania fans will tune in to it!

[on a side note] oh I love JGS especially the fact that we're both august's children and 87'ers, yay!

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soooo jang geun seok's voice again with eyeliner?
want.

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lol.

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god. do. want.
def must.

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gah, i always get excited when manga/manhwa adapts into live-action dramas, but it's a shame that they always don't turn out as well as expected (well, with the exception of HanaDan and Nodame Cantabile).

Anywho, i have mixed feelings on JSG taking this role, on one hand it'd be interesting to see him play a hard-core death metal band vocalist, but on the other, i don't think he can quite pull it off. meh, oh well, i will probably watch it anyway if he ended up being casted.

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first thing that came to mind is the live action movie detroit metal city. I guess i could see him dressing up like kiss and belting out songs in a a rough, gravelly voice. ugh! i can't get the image out of my mind now!!

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As good as Keun Suk is, he can't beat Matsuyama right now. Krauser-samaaa!

Rape!Rape!Rape!Rape!Rape!Rape!Rape!Rape!Rape!Rape!

:P

I would actually like it if it were a DMC type of series. At least it would be fun and not really rom-com or idol stuff.

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Good news.
I hope Park Shin Hye 'll act as lead actress.

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Jang Geun-Seok as a death metal singer? Kind of want.

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he playd the rocker boybander twice until now:
1 Happy Life 2007
2 Do Re Mi Fa So La Ti Do (2008)

it was different than You're beautiful and he really can rock a movie about rock bands

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jang geun suk needs to try something new and radically different if he wants to challenge himself as an actor. How many times has he played a musician or something related? He was one in You're Beautiful, Beethoven's virus, and in the movie DoReMiFaSoLaSiDo (which ironically, had him as a member of a rock grouo). Time to break the mold a bit JGS!!!

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And Happy Life, too.
I'm not complaining, though - his caracters were vastly different, and hey, it's a new drama. I want a new drama.

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Have to agree with you...I don't think it's a wise decision from JGS & his management. I love the dude,but he needs to grow,NOT typecasted. Can we have the Hwang JinYi's JGS back?? He acted SO WELL there.

ps probably will still check this new drama, though :)
hehe...the "role" we ICOMYM Charter members have to do ;)

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singer again? Ohh. he's a gooood actor.. and i think he can portray it very well.. but.....singer again? (doremi, YAB, Beethoven)

hmm.. still thinking about who'll be the female lead.. i'll have my pick when they release more info about her characteristics.. :)

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Aww..'m keeping fingers crossed he picks this...i'm in love with his voice. This makes me Uber excited =)

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Oh oh it made my...year^^Can't wait I will on crossing day on calendar when I'll now the date! But true I thought that maybe this time he will choose another character not musical again...

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I don't care what drama he does....just get back on the screen so I can see more of him.I can't even be a fangirl because he is not a beast.However his acting chops,voice and charisma....wowee.I totally loved him in YAB but thought he was the cutest thing and so mature in the Champagne World Cup.He totally rocked in the 'dancing to pick up girl scene' What dance was that?It was kkrab right?

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its good to hear the JGS would be back with a drama, makes me feel excited.

but as a singer again? well i do miss him so much in a drama that i'll let it slide.

i wonder who would be the lead actress?

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Hm, death metal...I have my doubts. I've never seen a death metaller that looked like him, but that doesn't mean they don't exist, of course XD Still, he doesn't have the vibe nor the coolness...but it should be interesting, nonetheless =D

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agree with rickshot. love the dude, but his last few projects didn't do much for me. eh, maybe it's just me, but.. ?? and yeah, i freakin hate his style. i know it's cool and hip and all, but i cringe. for real. and with him being a death-metal vocalist.. gosh.. i can just picture it now.

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I don't mind the singer slant; he's had a role as the singer for a band thrice (I think), and with his good voice, it suits him. But please let him gain more weight. He's looking anorexic these days.

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Flipped out when I saw this article. Stereotypical role or not, I just want him back on my screen asap!!

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everyone keeps doing first(s) everywhere, even here of late so nice to see that friendly heads up, JB.

anddd regarding this, plot sounds typical BUT HECK YES PLEASE. i dig it everything hahaha. and JGS as that? a lil skeptical but i'll go with the positive and say yes :)

hope this will be confirmed hehe

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Anjell . . . of Death?!? Hyun-nim!! :(

I can kinda see JGS in corpse paint. When he's full on glaring, he can kinda pass as a Korean Ihsahn. Not sure how the church burning will go down among the girls thoguh . . .

My guess is that if Jang Geon Suk agrees to do this, he'll end up as a V-Kei frontman, living out his childhood dream as Hyde. If so, Hee Chul will need to be cast as a Gackt-wanna be, and then we can have our requisite Hyde/Gackt yaoi service moments.

Belleza is pleased with this. Make it so SBS.

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JGS and Heechul in a drama? I so want that!
Hope it'll happen.

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oh ack, Belleza! I was going to bring up V-Kei myself, but you beat me to it. Anyhow, I wholeheartedly approve of your comment and I co-sign it. :)

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My guess is that the producers will hedge on any Visual Kei scariness and give us something like Trax. Which is fine, because then you could cast Trax. Yaoi Are Beautiful?

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one of the ex-TRAX boys is busy with acting these days...he's the pretty Gumiho hunter in MGIA Gumiho... when I've read the article my first thought was Rose as lead-but well I don't think his acting could do the trick yet ...

however JGS can really act... and pull off Yaoi are beautiful ...with his pretty face and his drag diva act a few years ago..... waw that was a bonus but can I fangirl about both?

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[email protected], I should know better to drink while reading your post....
"Anjell . . . of Death?!? Hyun-nim!! "

"Clean up please, for the laptop screen" :)

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JGS omoooo..spazzing!~~

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ooooh sounds interesting! Can't wait for his his movie role, and this sounds like an interesting prospect for him- hope the stylist fixes up his hair this time!

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YES. YES, PLEASE.

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I agree w/ a lot of people here, as much as I want to see him on screen again .. I think he should skip this one & opt for a role w/o any musical instrument please. I just loved his intensity in Hong Gil Dong & I'm hoping he'd choose a project that will show us that side of him again.
hmmmm I actually see Kim Jae Wook in this drama ;)

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this sounds soooo shoujomanga-like. haha.

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I'd watch, but I'd be more excited if he did a non-music project for once. He's been in a lot, huh? This would be his fourth?

Not that they were that similar, but even so. I mean, I never watched *those* for the music so... Something a bit different would be welcome. Plus the plot sounds like a lightweight all around.

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I think JGS just can't resist a musician role ? :D

I'm sold on this, though. And I agree with belleza, he might end up as a prettier-than-a girl rocker like many of those j-rockers.

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JGS as a rocker???
hope his style is more like a rocker than ahjumma style :D

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but jgs loking great in happy life,a young rock star wannabe between ahjussi..although i didnt finish watching it..:)

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Come to think of it, given that this is the writer of Full House, might be adorable to see Jang Geon Suk do the 3 Bears Dance of Lucifer or something.

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lol...that's funny. how can you come up with it?

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sing three bears in a totally death metalish voice :P

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^he'd have to skip the dance though

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Yeah, but have all of his band members do the dance in small room and, well, you got SCENE KID SLAMDANCING!!! :D

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woot!!! can't wait for Jang Keun Suk to come on screen again!!!!!!!! any drama will do for him, I miss him!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I miss JGS as well. Hope he'll be confirmed as the male lead soon.

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nuoooo!!! I was really looking forward to kimi wa petto... ㅠㅠ

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YAY ahhh finally! I've missed him and his quirky? fashion sense....XD I wonder if he'll be singing in this one too n.n

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omo, omo, jang geun seok!
i don't care if it's a similar role, i miss him already and dying to see him soon...
hope this pushes through.

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WOOHOO!!! Im excited about this.. I think he's really somehow drawn to musically inclined characters.. his role might be similar with HTK but for sure there's a sweet surprise for all his fans.. but i still hope he finishes KIMI WA PETTO first so he can move on from his momo body type and gain weight again.

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Ok I'll be all on board on one condition: Please cut your hair!!!

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What if he wears longer hair this time? LOL.

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My first response to this was: Do Koreans do death-metal? Like, I could totally see them pulling off some Numetal, but death-metal? I usually only associate that with Norway.

This is probably not the proper response to Jang Geun Seok, 'cause he's such a cutie... I guess I just have this bubble gum picture of Korea in my head, and I never see Jang Geun Seok as mad enough to pull off something like that.

It will be interesting for me 'cause I love me some metal.

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"Do Koreans do death-metal? Like, I could totally see them pulling off some Numetal, but death-metal? I usually only associate that with Norway."

Seo Taji loves the nu-metal; some of it veers on Slipknot cuteness.

Korean death metal exists (swear! if it's on Youtube, it has to be true!), but uhhh the Korean death metal fanbase and the Korean drama fanbase rarely meet up for coffee.

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Yay! I learned a new thing today!

I got into the dramas because I was trying to learn things to tell my step-son about so he could be proud that he was part Korean, but you have to admit that the dramas kind of only show one side of Korean life.

He loves NuMetal (probably my influence), so he's never been able to get into any of the music I've been able to find. Although I almost got excited once when I caught him listening to f(x), but then I realized that he was watching it on mute. ::sigh:: teenagers.

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As much as this would excite me, I have to be firm and say a big "damn it". Another music role so close to YAB. I'm sorry, but if that doesn't pigeonhole him as music role material, I don't know what will.

Will he gets offers for anything else in the future? Risky move. He should have left music roles alone for a while, with so many fans eager to typecast him.
He's done maaaany in the past, but now that he's more famous and so close to YAB, it's a dangerous move. I hope he'll refuse.

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I will have to agreed with you!

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i love him in do re mi fa so la si do, love him more in YAB, so i think i'm fall in love with jang geun suk as a singer. No doubt i will fall in love with him again as a heavy metal singer. Can't wait....

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Heavy metal singer? I hope the music will not be too loud for my age, though anything with JGS will do!

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Please let my sunshine be in this drama; I just want to see!

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omg i'm so excited!!!! can't wait to see Jang geun Suk new drama soon. holy cow.....why i ....keep on smiling hmmm hahahahahahahhahahah

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Hah, this could be fun.

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I hope I'll like him in this one. I was rooting for Shin Woo hyung (till he proved himself to be gutless and slow) even though I watched the drama for JGS. I hope it's fun. I feel bad for the "perfect man." He rarely wins in love when in comes to dramas, outside of All About Eve.

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Excited because I know JGS will pull it off. He was a rock band vocalist in The Happy Life.

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I think if this does happen..he will be pretty good, he was a total psycho in The Case of Itaewon Homicide...although the movie itself left me unsatisfied. He has what that terrible drama "Style " calls.."EDGI"..lol..so he'll pull of the rocker look wonderfully

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