Chungmuro/Film News
Park Bo-young and Lee Jong-seok go back to school
by | December 16, 2013 | 58 Comments

Yay, I can’t wait to watch Park Bo-young (A Werewolf Boy) tear it up as a high school jjang. Throwback ’80s movie Hot Blooded Youth is getting ready to premiere next month, and has released a set of teaser posters for the foursome who will rule the school. The posters are fantastically retro and comic-booky, featuring our four lead characters: two school jjangs, one casanova, and the new girl who shakes up the whole town.

The new teen romance movie comes from director Lee Yeon-woo of Running Turtle, and is set in 1982 Choongcheong-do. It’s described as a small-town romance story about the time in youth when everything runs hotter and blazes with more intensity. Park Bo-young stars as the badass jjang who rules the entire district and is famously known as a loyal gangster. Her one weakness: legendary casanova pretty boy Lee Jong-seok (I Hear Your Voice), on whom she has a burning one-sided crush. Awww.

Kim Young-kwang (Good Doctor) is the boys’ jjang, and he’s in love with Park Bo-young who won’t give him the time of day, and bitterly sits by watching her pine for Lee Jong-seok. But then everything changes when the new pretty girl Lee Se-young (I Miss You) transfers from Seoul. Lee Jong-seok goes after her immediately, which Park Bo-young watches with a broken heart, so then Kim Young-kwang decides to win the new girl over instead. Pfft. Worst plan ever. It basically puts the two boys at odds, and then Park Bo-young has to come and save the day. Love it. Can we get the drama version in 2015? Pretty please?

Hot Blooded Youth hits theaters in January.

Via DongA


58 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. DayDreamer

    Awesome! I would definitely watch this!!

    But kinda not liking Jong-suk’s old-fashioned hairstyle….

    • 1.1 Laica

      It is set in the 80s, after all. I’m not expecting great fashion and hair. 🙂

      • 1.1.1 DayDreamer

        I know it’s set in the 80s….still doesn’t mean I have to like it, hehe.

        Plus, Kim Young-kwang’s character has better hairstyle that even fits with the 80s…why does Oppa have to get the one that makes him look like a complete bumpkin? lol

    • 1.2 ilikemangos

      samcheon po would

  2. Elfie

    Sounds great!! Can’t wait to watch it 🙂

  3. Dii

    Lee Se-young ! omg you got to love her, she is adorable, too bad she is not the main and she won’t get the guy ;;

  4. net-chan

    Can’t wait! I’m a huge fan of Park Bo Young since Speed Scandal. And the girl knows how to pick great movie projects so I’ll definitely watch this!

  5. Kiara

    Now that’s a couple to root for. Both beautiful and talented.

  6. CL

    Lee Jong Suk and Park Bo Young!!! I’m excited to watch both of them. And Kim Young Kwang as well. This romance-square is going to be feisty!

  7. james94131

    What happened to the 1 Litre of Tears remake that Park Bo Young was supposed to make for MBC?

    • 7.1 dearly

      I know right? I’m still waiting. Park Bo Young is perfect for the role.

    • 7.2 Kay

      omg Park Bo Young in a 1 litre of tears remake!?!!?!? omggdjhjdLK SHE WOUD BE AMAZING. It’s one of the most touching stories ever….they better get it right!

  8. xcmk

    omg i can’t wait, i love them all <3<3<3<3<3

  9. Iviih

    Aww poor JJANG…

    I can’t wait already.

    PBY fighting!!!

  10. 10 a.

    but kim young kwang…cannot act.

    this looks suuuper interesting though i’m excited

    • 10.1 eva1

      I disagree kim young kwang can act.

      He was great in White Christmas along with all the other actors in that great drama.

      I expect this movie to be very interesting with all the actors involved.

  11. 11 blegh

    Lee Jong Seok in parted hair! what?!

  12. 12 Lyla

    OMG. I love it already. To pieces. I can’t wait to watch the film!

  13. 13 LJS

    With this movie, how many times has Lee Jong Seok donned high school uniform?

  14. 14 ziggystardust

    Ugh I love Park Bo Young, this looks awesome. I wish she would do a drama, her movies are always too far apart 🙁

  15. 15 NDKK

    Love the posters! Looking forward to the movie 🙂

  16. 16 DramaFan100

    By the time I get to watch it, it will probably be another 6 months but I am looking forward to it nevertheless. I think it will be awesome. Love Lee Jong Suk.

  17. 17 Seoyoung

    Those black and white shots at the bottom… They look like shots from SPEED’s MV. That’s My Fault. Especially the top one, I’m sure it’s from the MV.

    • 17.1 madhatter

      Yeah, those are fan edited.

  18. 18 snow_white

    Awesome. Awesome. Awesome.

  19. 19 Anvesha

    Lol LJS’s hair is so retro..

  20. 20 messy

    this year am planning to get my self a decent job. not that im working for an illegal thing… so that i could buy every single dvd where lee jong suk were in. God knows that every project that he was cast mostly have good feedback.

  21. 21 Ethalina

    KIM YOUNGGWANG’S HAIR OMG. Lee Jong Seok’s hair is not losing on the ridiculous scale either. This kind of makes me glad I wasn’t around in the 80’s.

  22. 22 Mia

    I can’t wait!!! I agree, a drama version of this would be awesome too! Love Park Bo-young <3

  23. 23 gene

    Isn’t this movie a remake based on a Taiwanese film that got Michelle Chen Yan Xi famous?

    • 23.1 Ilikehim

      You’re The Apple of My Eyes? Really? Hm. But besides the retro theme the story is not even close.

  24. 24 Sab

    LOL. the centre parting!! it was THE rage then.

  25. 25 pogo

    awww I love the cast and I’m always up for a throwback – hope this gets subbed soon!

  26. 26 Jyyjc

    Omgggg I want to watch!!

  27. 27 tiny

    be careful what you wish for, girlfriday.

    movies does not always make a good drama

    see: Jeon Woo-Chi and THAT other drama.

    ow ow sore spot 😁

    • 27.1 tiny

      oops double post. sorry about that

  28. 28 tiny

    be careful what you wish for, girlfriday.

    movies do not always make good dramas

    see: Jeon Woo-Chi and THAT other drama.

    ow ow sore spot 😁

    • 28.1 anna

      Maybe if it’s on cable 😀

  29. 29 Celery

    How did LJS’ character achieve CASANOVA status with that terribad haircut is beyond me. Even if it’s set in the 80’s.

  30. 30 ChoiHyeRa

    Lee Jong-suk. End of story.

    • 30.1 messy

      you do know how to ace a question hahahaha!!!!

    • 30.2 Rachel

      I know right.. Oh one look at that adorable face and I just melt.

  31. 31 Jessy

    already loved the plot, and of course the cast

  32. 32 Akiddo

    Reminds me a little of this 1980s’ John Hughes movie – “Some Kind of Wonderful”. Park Se Young is a transfer student so she is definitely unlike Lea Thompson’s “It-girl” character.

    Looking forward to the movie!

  33. 33 Mary

    Ahhh, I can’t wait for this movie! I love my Park Bo Young since it’s been a while since we’ve seen her in a movie. Lee Jong Suk is another actor I really like so I’m looking forward to this movie. I also don’t mind Lee Se-Young or Kim Young Kwang since I haven’t really seen any of their works so I’m pretty neutral towards them 🙂
    Things are looking good so far~ Park Bo Young <3

  34. 34 wannabean

    YAYAYAY for lee jong-suk and park bo-young!!!!! you can already smell the adorable!

  35. 35 Every Idol's Noona

    Definitely a pair worth to watch but… Jong-suk’ hair…

    I don’t know whether to laugh or cry.

  36. 36 AnOpinion

    I must say that the movie sounds… bleh.

  37. 37 crazykel

    Am I the only one who likes Lee Jong Suk’s ’80s hair? Maybe it’s because I was born in the ’80s, but I adore it.

    • 37.1 pogo

      Born in the 80s? That can’t be it, because so was I, and I think it’s awful.

      (but still, it’s Lee Jong-seok!)

  38. 38 neener

    DRAAAMMMAAAA!!! can we?? cuz it’s a really great plot!

  39. 39 crazedlu

    YES PLEASE. A+ cast. Love all of them!

  40. 40 anna

    Lol I was like.. hmm, wonder if they’ll be on Running Man? And they will be. Already filming.

  41. 41 VanillaSalt

    this looks sooo cute

  42. 42 Autumn

    This is so right up my alley. Can’t wait!

  43. 43 westerngirl

    dang it i want to watch this movie so much
    but we can’t even watch it in a theatre here

  44. 44 Kaybee

    GREAT!!! 2 of my fav’ people! Lee Jong Seok is looking GREAT! The hairstyle suits him… he is one good looking guy… Park Bo Young is cute and a good actress so it would be fun to see them together…

  45. 45 astromantic


    Give me until the end of 2013 to get over myself because whoooooooooooooAAAAAAAAAAMYGAWD

Add a Comment

Stay civil, don't spoil, and don't feed the trolls! Read the commenting policy here.

 characters available. Comments will be truncated at the word limit.