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Jang Hyuk up for new drama Poseidon

After dropping out of melo-fantasy drama Secret Garden (to be replaced by Hyun Bin, backstory here), Jang Hyuk is close to picking his next project: upcoming action-adventure drama Poseidon.

Think god of the sea, not Hollywood action film about sinking ships.

The drama, penned by screenwriter Jo Kyu-won (IRIS) and directed by PD Yoo Chul-yong (All In, H.I.T., Swallow the Sun), is about the Coast Guard. Er, I’m not sure if Coast Guard is right, since it’s not military, but more like ocean police. If there’s a better way to officially classify “cops on boats,” then that’d be them.

I don’t know any other plot details, but if the writer of IRIS is behind it, expect some intrigue, explosions, and guns. I don’t really care as long as he comes to work dressed like he is above.

The lead role was originally slated for Kang Ji-hwan, but his ongoing legal battle (over contracts) involved the production company for the drama, so they turned their eyes toward newly available Jang Hyuk for the lead. He’s currently reading the script, and looking upon the project favorably. If he goes with this drama (which I personally think is a better fit for him), it’ll be his first role in a year since Chuno.

Poseidon is aiming for broadcast early next year.

Via Hankook Ilbo

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RAWR! I'm not a big fan of action drama, but if it means topless Jang Hyuk then I'm in!

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there are lots of action dramas.. no? is it just me?
but i reaally like action and jang hyuk sooo perfect combination for me :)

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OH LORDY! That picture is sinfully smexy! *YUM*

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OMG! LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL.
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ah-rem, now after laughing so much, I have to agree! I'm so in! lol ;)

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why recently too much action drama??huhu
i prefer melodrama and romantic comedy :)

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Jang Hyuk, Poseidon? There must be choco abs in it.

Kang Ji-hwan is its original lead role. What?!!?

Kang Ji-hwan, Poseidon? emm, choco abs?? emm...

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Can I make a request to the producers to pair him with Lee Da Hae again? It's just I never found a better pairing with him in dramas other than Lee Da Hae. These 2 just have a connection that is so good. Can't wait for this. It seems intriguing to be honest.

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I totally agree with you...because I was not so happy they were not together in Chuno at the end...

BUT...

Lee Da Hae is so feminine...and if this is an action pack drama, am not sure if she will be at ease with it. But then she is a versatile actress so it will be challenging. I do love her in romcoms...

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Sigh Chuno...He will always be Lee Daegil

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Nice picture! :D
I'm glad he's been casted for Poseidon. Is it true that DBSK's Jaejoong is also in this drama?

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I really really hope so! Been waiting to hear official news about Jaejoong being in this drama for a long time. Hopefully, it happens.
*keeping fingers crossed*

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It will be great !
I fell in love with him on THE HEAVEN´s POSTMAN
He is weird case of an idol that actually CAN act
and pretty well !

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What attract me the most if his necklace....

And then I decided to look down more...

mistake....

My gosh, that is one hot male specimen there.

Definitely I will look forward to this drama...:)

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I totally didn't even notice he was wearing a necklace. My bad.

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LOL just skipped the necklace and looked straight down didn't ya? Can't say I blame you. Did the same myself.

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Anything with Jang Hyuk i am in. If he is shirtless is even better.

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Oh, my dear Jang Hyuk...
Don't know which is the worse script choice...this or Secret Garden. Jo Kyu-won? Oh, dear Jang Hyuk...

Now, with that said..."cops on boats," water, action, choco-abs...yes, please. :D

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Ha, you stole my lines!

I'm actually worried about Hyun Bin at this point. if this is his last project before the military...Meh, I don't want to think about that, esp if the drama turns out not so great.

As for Poseidon. Ocean cops! \o/

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I'm thinking Poseidon as in God of Water as in many water-based wet scenes as in a lot of need of shirtless scenes....

I'm thinking wet choco-abs.

*faint*

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LOL.

*agrees*

Although every time I hear/see "choco abs" I think chocobos and then I can't help snickering. ...Clearly too much FFing methinks. >_<

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NOOOO!!! Why does Kang Ji Hwan still have problems? T.T I wish I could see him back on screen very quickly ^_______^.
But I Like Jang Hyuk as well :D.

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Release the kraken sunbae!!

Well at least the drama isn't called Zeus. Wouldn't want to watch a rom-com about illegitimate children.

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Unless it's about your twins with Lee Byung Hun. I'd watch that.

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Yes, but you'd watch Jang Hyuk read a phonebook. Especially if he was only wearing that phonebook.

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I'd watch Jang Hyuk lip-synching to reading the phone book - I watched the C-All About Eve remake, didn't I?

This was the third drama I watched on mute. The first was Bright Girl, the second was My Love Patzzi.

As for your rom-com, titled "One Man, Two Babies", that should be a hoot. Imagine LBH running around figuring how to change diapers AND act with a sad sad back. LBH has the saddest back in all of K-ent.

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You are a GENIUS!! I didn't think about watching it on mute, only with it running while I did paper work....I don't do Chinese dramas, so I had filed it under "oh wells!"

I'd pay to watch either Hyukkie or Hunnie read the phone book, so I'm a sad case.

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"As for your rom-com, titled “One Man, Two Babies”,

In fact, I've submitted my script to PD Kwak Jung-hwan for a Chuno sequel. It's called "Juno: Slave Hunter's Baby's Mama", the heroic story of slave Belleza in 1600s Joseon Dynasty searching for LBH with a massive alimony bill.

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omg... smexy!
i sooooo wanna watch this!!

isnt it also rumored that Kim Jaejoong going to be part of the cast?
oh, plz let it be true!

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Additional casting stuffs:

Chae Rim for the lead, Kim Kang Woo for the second male lead, and either Hero Jaejoong or U-Know Yunho for the newbie spot.

Poseidon better be more TBDAW than IRIS, except its being written by the dude who wrote IRIS. Why do I feel like headdesking.

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chae rim and kim kang woo??...thats a hot cast though i'm not sure abt jaejoong and yunho

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Forgot to qualify, all the casting for Poseidon is not yet set, the above are just people rumored to be in the running for this drama.

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. . . so it's possible that Lee Dae Hae may be cast in this one as well. Then we'd have a Trilogy Sadder Than Sadness.

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If JH has to be reunited with a co-star, my one and only hope is for Jeon Ji Hyun.

Seastruck, here we come!

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That would be great, but JH better be wary of brick-filled purses. :lol:

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"Seastruck, here we come!"

That's such an awesome idea that I wouldn't even mind M Night Shamalayan directing it.

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NOT M Night Shamalayan!! Please. The only way I was entertained throughout Airbender the movie was by exchanging cracks about it with my friend. That said and done, we had a lot of fun dissecting and laughing at what was wrong with the movie after...so...

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Chae Rim and Jang Hyuk = All about Poseidon?

Ideally, they'd cast BOTH Hero and U-Know. Then we can all have a "DBSK Forever" moment. But the idea of competing for the same role makes me kinda sad.

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When your done with that desk, send it on over to me. I'll even pay for shipping. ;)

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yunho?
the first time i heard about this...
i think i prefer jaejoong, yunho can't act to save his life

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WORD.

It'd absolutely make my day to see Jaejoong casted, but even if he doesn't, at least it shouldn't be Yunho. I still remember him trying to do that crying scene in the Vacation "Cassiopeia" episode, and Go Eun Ah NGing because she cracked up the minute she saw his face contorting.

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Hey What about Jaejoong?
please please!
Heis an awesome actor (He won the best supporting actor in his FIRST Jdrama) and i loved him on The Heaven´s Postman!
aaaplease!!!

btw i love this actor ....aaaarg this drama will be EPIC!

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Yeah, couldn't have imagined Kang Ji-Hwan in something like this!

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Those casually-unbuttoned pants... I find them to be very vexing.

What was this post about again?

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as much as i heart kjh its a lil difficult for me to think of him pulling of this role...though i was excited to hear abt it...i was thinking more along the lines of it being like JAG...that role would have suited him i think! ( and had this image of him wearing navy fatigue and hello RAWRRRR! but im sure JH look good with or even better without it! )

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is it just me or do these writers have a thing for the greek pantheon?

IRIS: messenger/rainbow goddess
ATHENA: goddess of war and wisdom
POSEIDON: god of ocean & seas

maybe next we'll have HERMES or APOLLO. :)

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lol. good observation... i wouldn't mind an apollo... after all, the guy is supposed to be hot.

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"maybe next we’ll have HERMES or APOLLO"

APOLLO: Devil of Ice

"Apollo" would SO not be a good idea in South Korea LOL!

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But last month they announced that KJH's contract disputes were all sorted out. What da heck?

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holy kimchi. tieeeee? tieeee? all i could think of was zipper.

uh, DB,you forgot to say "NSFW" hehe. fortunately i'm not AT work. i'm sitting at Tom N Toms near Kyodae, Seoul, enjoying my first breakfast here since april 09. (bagel and a cappuccino). time for real korean food soon!

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Is it just me? Cos I'm a little scandalized by those unbuttoned pants... @[email protected]

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well, i'm a bit curious as to how KJH would take on the role... i can't visualize him as a coast police guard (or whatever it's called) at all so it would definitely be interesting to watch. it's a shame the whole contract thing messed that up... HOWEVER, i can totally visualize jang hyuk as one so yay! the question is, will this drama be interesting... hmm. i hope so but aside from jang hyuk, it doesn't appeal to me much as of right now. i'll have to wait for more info to come.

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cost guard??!!! yaya!!.. i wanna see those cost guards abs!!

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Are there any actors in South Korea who can pass off as heterosexuals?

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I'm watching this Chinese Drama which Jang Hyuk is in it as a main character, and yesterday they killed his character T_T don't even know why Jang Hyuk could agree to be in this stupid drama, I'm totally can't see the charm between Jang hyuk and the heroine ...

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We will see more bikini clad actresses !!.

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