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Kim Kang-woo cast as lead in Poseidon

This sure got my attention: Kim Kang-woo has been cast to lead the upcoming drama Poseidon, which is set in the world of the Korean Coast Guard. It’ll deal with the officers who execute rescues at sea, handle threats of terrorism, and are assigned to special missions, taking its name from the Poseidon Team, a special forces unit of the Marines.

Kim Kang-woo plays Oh Eun-chul, a character who graduates at the top of his class in the maritime police department and is appointed to the elite Poseidon counterterrorism team. He’ll go up against a rival and colleague in both work and love (naturally!). A previous role had Kim working extensively at sea (the movie Marine Boy, which dealt with drug smuggling via ocean runners), and he said of this role, “I remember suffering a lot when filming that movie at sea. I never thought I’d do a drama with an ocean theme, but because of the character’s appeal and the subject of the country’s top maritime police officers, I decided I wanted to give it a try.”

This drama had been rumored to star Jang Hyuk (after leaving Secret Garden, which thereafter cast Hyun Bin), but I guess he’s out (unless he takes the role of the rival, though I’m going to guess not). I like Jang Hyuk, but to be honest I’m much more interested now, because I’ve been itching to see Kim Kang-woo take on another drama. I know I sound like a broken record, but Story of a Man rocked my world, and Kim was fantastic in it.

While I’m still a little iffy on the premise (I’m recalling 2007’s airport/spy/action drama Air City — ugh), Poseidon will be written and directed by two men who have a bit of experience in the action-thriller genre: Yoo Chul-yong was the PD of 2009’s slick Swallow the Sun, 2007’s police drama HIT, and 2003’s All In. Writer Jo Kyu-won worked on last year’s IRIS.

Via Yonhap News

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honestly, a drama about marine police doesn't sound very exciting... however, if kim kang woo is IN, then it's a must see for me...
so, does that mean that eric, and yunho are out of the project or they were testing out for another role?

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Congrats to Kim Kang Woo!

But I am seriously confused - I heard Eric was cast as the lead of Poseidon?

Does this mean Eric is the other lead, or he's not confirmed yet?

Either way, sounds intriguing, hope the execution and story matches the good cast.

Also, the leading lady is supposed to be Kim Ok Bin. Hhhhmm, very smexy cast.

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Not confirmed yet. Neither is Kim Ok-bin. (Although I think there's a good chance she'll get it.)

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Thank you, JB! :-)

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I want Park Ye Jin..... miss her a lot

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I pick Park Si Yeon. One, i really love to see her reunite again with eric, even only in drama. Two, i like her pairing with Kim Kang Woo in story of a man. So, i will definitely see this drama for Park Si Yeon.

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LOVE KIM KANG WOO.

the pd and writer I am not so hot about.

I like the premise though...more of KKW in scuba lycra and shirtless (marine boy, anyone?!)!!!!!!!

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There been so many reports that Eric would take the lead. Though there are already pictures of Yuho and Kim kang Woo at shooting test.

Though i doubt that Eric would take 2nd lead in a drama considering his status. I want him to do "love Song" too but this seems more interesting to me.

It would be interesting if Eric, Kim Kang Woo and Kim ok bin are in this though. They are all strong actors. It'll be hard to have favorites. But i dont know if i can take Eric being 2nd lead. I love him too much to see him loose the girl to another guy like "firebird". lolz

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i agree a hundred percent.

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I love action dramas. They're totally better than anything else (in my opinion, obviously). So, I'll definitely be looking forward to this regardless of who is in it.

Hopefully, if there are comedic elements, they aren't overpowering...that would totally turn me off.

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Looking forward to this drama, I really like him in a Story of Man.

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First it was Kang Ji Hwan. Then Jang Hyuk. Now Kim Kang Woo. I wonder who's next.

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kim kang woo! that man is sexy and i'm glad he'll be back in a drama again. not really hot on the theme but maybe he'll spice it up like he did in "story of a man". thought IRIS was a bit boring though, so hopefully the writer will produce a rockin' script this time round.

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Jang Hyuk is out from drama cast again?? I've already imagined how my Poseidon looked like....

Kim Kang-woo in drama again, I won't miss it!!He rocks Story of Man, now I get surfing Poseidon, Yay...

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I'm seeing Umizaru in this, and if so I think it would be quite interesting. I'm looking forward to KKW and if Eric joins, even better. Ok Bin....I'm still nauseous from Over the Rainbow so I'm iffy on her.

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umizaru's amazing, but it's cause the japanese are really good at making occupational drama. however, koreans tend to mix their occupational dramas with humour and romance [like HIT!] so i'm all for it.

i think KOB had developed into a finer actress, maybe not the best but she's gotten better after she delved herself into doing movies.

i'm so excited for this cause i love KKW. i just hope Jung Yunho wouldn't be cast into this. sorry to say that. dbsk fangirl here, but I dont want him in this drama.

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"Ok Bin….I’m still nauseous from Over the Rainbow so I'm iffy on her."
LOL. I was just thinking that when I heard she might star in this drama xD

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I've only seen OTR..well as much as I could stand, and it was so long ago. I only know about her controversial Thrist role too. I'm sure she will do fine if cast. I hear she's good at martial arts so she could meet the physical demands if she's part of the crew. My focus will be on Rick and Woo anyway..... *giggles*

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IRIS writer? but but IRIS was uhm. long-winded and the action was too hyped up in my opinion . but true enough i loved him in story of a man, so hmmmm we'll see if i'll watch it haha

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Kim Kang Woo, that man is awesome in Story of A Man. I love to see him in another drama so Poseidon is a MUST.

Add Eric to it, it's a MUST MUST watch for me.

I'm not quite sure who will plays which roll yet but if Eric is the 2nd lead, it's not a bad move at all if the roll is good and has room to grow, heck YESSSS all the way. It's the same as we have 2 good male leads in Story of A Man!

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Wah! Seriously?! OMG! YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY! I'll watch Kim Kang-woo in any drama XD Glad to see him in a lead role!

Another drama in 2010 to look forward to! ^o^

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Well JB..I loved actiona dramas so it's a win for me.Makes a change from the rich spoilt chaebol in a suit,a car and tacky house furnishings :-)

Moreover after going to read your recap of Story of a Man..going to check it out today now.

Thanks...needed something totally different after all the oh no...for SS ep 18.Sigh.

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Same here JAVABEANS, I love love love SoaM, its my favorite all time Kdrama. Thanks to you I got interested in this kdrama due to your recap and your uber enthusiasm when you were recapping it. Was not disappointed, at all!!!

Thanks again

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I, too, have javabeans to thank for getting me interested in watching Story of a Man. It's a genre I normally don't watch and I'm so thankful that javabeans' enthusiasm and recaps enticed me to watch one of my all-time favourites!

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Kim Kang-woo was one I couldn't forget in Story of a Man next to Park Ki-woong!!!

I loved Story of a Man more than I thought I would! It was insanely addictive!

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KKW is an amazing actor, I love his movies, he deserved the lead role!

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This sounds a lot like the japanese movies and tv dorama Umizaru.
But Kim Kang Woo is good looking and talented so I have no objections.

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uhm, i was looking forward to another round of jang hyuk's abs....

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now I only need Jaejoong to confirm being part of this!!

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Kim Kang Woo is so great as a bad ass psycho in Story of a Man - and yeah I love that show too!

But JB - can't u put a better pic of him? Lol...just saying.

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No Eric... No Yunho... :( but hello KKW!

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Ooo, I lovedddddd KKW in Story of a Man. Definitely would watch if he's casted in this.

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Now THIS is EXCITING! <3 I believe KKW will deliver , even waaaay better than he did in Story of a Man. Kinda hoping for Jang Hyuk before, but hey, if it's KKW I'm not complaining.

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hmmm...can't say i'm all that interested in the premise...however if Eric joins the drama i'll be watching!!

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