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Drama Casting & News
God’s Gift remake to air on ABC next summer
by | December 20, 2016 | 25 Comments
We’ve seen a slew of K-drama titles get sent to Hollywood for the remake treatment in recent years (see: You From Another Star, Nine, and Good Doctor, among others), but we’ll finally see one actually hit airwaves with ABC’s remake of dark mystery-thriller God’s Gift — 14 Days announced for a summer broadcast next year.... More »


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Blockbuster zombie thriller Train to Busan to get Hollywood remake
by | December 8, 2016 | 138 Comments
The blockbuster movie Train to Busan is getting remade by major global production company, Studio Gaumont. The film premiered last July to great success: It was immensely popular domestically, and remains the highest grossing South Korean film of 2016, with more than 11 million people flocking to see it in theaters. Starring Gong Yoo (The... More »


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Bong Joon-ho heads Snowpiercer’s American TV adaptation
by | November 23, 2016 | 12 Comments
It was recently announced that critically acclaimed dystopian film Snowpiercer may be adapted into an American cable show on TNT. The one-hour pilot episode is in production now, and if it is well-received, the series may receive a full season order. Bong Joon-ho (Sea Fog) and Park Chan-wook (The Handmaiden), who were the original director-producer... More »


Drama Casting & News
CBS developing American remake of Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul-ho
by | October 14, 2016 | 31 Comments
The Park Shin-yang-starring KBS hit series Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul-ho is getting the Hollywood treatment over at CBS, one of the Big Three television networks in the U.S. Based on a webtoon, Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul-ho is the story of a disgraced superstar prosecutor who begins a new career as a defense lawyer after losing... More »


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Soo-hyun confirmed for Idris Elba movie The Dark Tower
by | July 15, 2016 | 40 Comments
While many Korean actors have been heading to China to expand their careers, Soo-hyun (Monster) has been making a name for herself in Hollywood. She played brilliant geneticist Dr. Helen Cho in Avengers: Age of Ultron, and she has just been confirmed for a role in Idris Elba‘s (The Jungle Book, Pacific Rim) upcoming film,... More »


Drama Casting & News
Resurrection, Full House join the ranks of U.S. remake hopefuls
by | October 19, 2015 | 74 Comments
KBS is making a big push for a revival of some their drama classics to be remade for Hollywood. The network has struck a co-production deal with producer Michael Uslan of the Batman film franchise (beginning with Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman to the current installments), to produce U.S. remakes for five of KBS’s drama titles,... More »


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Lee Jun-ki goes to Hollywood with Resident Evil
by | October 16, 2015 | 140 Comments
This is unexpected, but Lee Jun-ki is heading to Hollywood in the sixth and last installment of the sci-fi action-horror franchise Resident Evil, titled Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. Details of his role have not been released, but he did travel recently to South Africa for filming after he wrapped on his MBC vampire-romance drama... More »


Drama Casting & News
U.S. remakes for You From Another Star, Nine likely shelved
by | March 18, 2015 | 121 Comments
Good news or bad news? You be the judge: It appears that the anticipated U.S. remakes of fantasy-rom-com You From Another Star and time-travel thriller Nine won’t be making it to air after all; ABC and NBC have revealed the titles they are giving pilot orders to for the upcoming 2015-16 television season, and neither... More »


Drama Casting & News
God’s Gift – 14 Days gets the Hollywood remake treatment
by | March 9, 2015 | 62 Comments
And the remake trend continues: Following titles like You From Another Star, Good Doctor, and Nine, last year’s murder-mystery-time-traveling thriller God’s Gift – 14 Days is also being snapped up for an American version. According to drama production company Goldenthumb Pictures, God’s Gift’s writer, Choi Ran, will participate in the American production. Choi will serve... More »


Drama Casting & News
Bae Doo-na films in Seoul for sci-fi series Sense8
by | September 23, 2014 | 14 Comments
As previously mentioned, Bae Doo-na is back in Korea and busily filming, though not for a Korean production. She’s been cast in Sense8, a television series that’ll mark her third collaboration with Hollywood producers the Wachowskis (after Cloud Atlas and Jupiter Ascending), which is planned for a Netflix run to launch in 2015. Sense8 is... More »