Hyun Bin offered astronaut role for sci-fi drama City of Stars
We just heard about this new sci-fi drama project a couple days ago, titled City of Stars and to be helmed by director Jang Jin (We Are Brothers, Quiz King, Good Morning President), and already there’s talk of Hyun Bin (Hyde, Jekyll, Me) being approached to headline the blockbuster series. *attention dials suddenly at 11*
Hyun Bin has been offered the lead in dramaland’s first foray into outer-space-themed material; City of Stars, which will be Jang Jin’s first time directing a drama series (though he has plenty of experience in film), follows two men who’ve grown up dreaming of going into space. They are both chosen for an astronaut training program for a mission to seek out Helium-3; the need for alternative energy sources is pressing in a future where the earth’s supplies have dwindled. The story will incorporate elements of international espionage and battle between intelligence agencies as nations fight amongst themselves, driven by greed and self-interest.
The role Hyun Bin has been offered is a former pilot in the air force and aircraft mechanic, Yoo Dong-ha. Although he is considered a top pilot in the military, a flight accident from his air force days has left him with some sort of trauma.
Hyun Bin has been focusing on his film career in recent years; his last drama, 2015’s multiple-personalities rom-com Hyde, Jekyll, Me was not such a hot spot in his career, but he has a couple films lined up for the near future: action movie Alliance is set to release in January, with Con Man to come later in the year. City of Stars is planning to be entirely pre-produced and begins shooting next May. The project is currently in scheduling talks and looking to secure its cast.
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