While the mister is off being a vampire, wife Han Ga-in (Bad Guy) is busily lining up projects of her own: First she’s got a movie romance with Uhm Tae-woong in Introduction to Architecture, and now she’s “seriously considering” the drama project Moon That Embraces the Sun (also called Moon That Conceals the Sun, a sageuk set to air on MBC next year.
The drama departs a bit from the sageuk norm, in that it takes place in the Joseon era but is centered around fictional history. The story follows the romance between a fictional king and a female shaman, in what is described as their “secretive love.” There’s some buzz around the project already, since it’s based on a novel written by Jung Eun-gweol — that’s the writer of the novel that was adapted into KBS’s campus-romance sageuk hit Sungkyunkwan Scandal.
According to Han Ga-in’s representation, she loves the strong script and its appealing characters, and is very seriously considering signing on. You know, I wouldn’t peg Han for sageuks, but I’m curious to see how she’d do in one and the Sungkyunkwan Scandal connection is enough to get me intrigued in the storyline.
The reports are being worded cautiously at the moment, but now that casting rumors are starting to leak out I suspect we’ll be hearing a lot more casting news in the near future. Moon that Embraces the Sun will be directed by Royal Family’s PD Kim Do-hoon and written by Jin Soo-wan, who did 2007′s Capital Scandal.
It is looking at an early 2012 premiere on MBC.
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