Posts Tagged ‘manhwa adaptations’

Drama Casting & News
Season 2 talk for Misaeng the manhwa and the drama
by | November 27, 2014 | 54 Comments
If any drama could go on for multiple seasons, it’d be Misaeng, the slice-of-life workplace series that’s become cable network tvN’s newest sensation. Expectations were high from the start for the adaptation based on a cult hit manhwa, and it translated into both critical acclaim and ratings success (Episode 12 that aired last Saturday recorded... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Our love-hate relationship with drama remakes and adaptations
by | November 10, 2014 | 240 Comments
“They’re remaking another drama?” *Boo, hiss, wails.* I’m pretty sure that’s a familiar script for most of us who’ve been following dramaland for a while, and one that’s cropped up with particular frequency in recent months and years. Adaptations and remakes are nothing new—people will retell new versions of old stories until the end of... More »


Drama Casting & News
Park Hae-jin in the running to become a Joseon vampire
by | November 2, 2014 | 66 Comments
Ooh, exciting — casting rounds have begun for the rumored vampire manhwa drama adaptation Scholar Who Walks the Night, and in-demand actor Park Hae-jin (Bad Guys, Doctor Stranger) has been offered the leading role. The drama was first announced with a quickly squashed rumor that his You From Another Star costar Kim Soo-hyun would be... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
First look at Fashion King (the movie)
by | September 5, 2014 | 25 Comments
Fans of the original webtoon may have been upset about the casting decisions made for the movie edition of Fashion King, but as a novice to the material (I failed to watch the poorly received 2012 drama remake, as well), this roundup of actors looks pretty appealing. The upcoming film is based on the eponymous... More »


Drama Casting & News
Nodame Cantabile is a go: Joo-won in, Shim Eun-kyung a maybe
by | April 29, 2014 | 175 Comments
Ahhh, it’s happening! Joo-won (Good Doctor, Gaksital) will be playing the lead character in the Korean remake of Nodame Cantabile, which had been previously suggested but only now confirmed. Wheeee! The female lead is not yet cast and will be absolutely crucial to making an adaptation work, but the name being offered as a contender... More »


Drama Casting & News
Joo-won offered lead in Korean remake of Nodame Cantabile
by | February 25, 2014 | 271 Comments
Ooh, interesting. Dramaland is pursuing a Korean remake of hit Japanese drama (and manga and anime) Nodame Cantabile, and while it’s only in the very early stages, already the property has generated a lot of buzz about potential casting. The first big name to be floated as the clumsy but lovable heroine was IU, but... More »


Drama Casting & News
Vampire sageuk drama in the works
by | February 11, 2014 | 201 Comments
First Joseon aliens, now Joseon vampires? HA. This should be interesting. Before we get too excited, Kim Soo-hyun’s reps have already denied that he’ll be taking on this new drama project, almost as soon as rumors hit the internet that he might be considering it. So no, this is not a casting notice of any... More »


Drama Casting & News
Han Seung-yeon headlines manhwa adaptation
by | January 18, 2014 | 22 Comments
Cable network SBS Plus is taking on a new short-form drama called Shoes, an adaptation of a popular manhwa classified as “women’s manhwa,” a genre of comics geared toward women about romance (the closest equivalent would be chick lit). They’re broadcasting it in an interesting way, as a 10-part miniseries that’ll go up live online... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Joo-won, Sulli take on Fashion King adaptation
by | December 28, 2013 | 68 Comments
Joo-won’s potential casting for the webtoon-turned-movie Fashion King was floated previously, and now he has confirmed that the film will be his next project, alongside idol-actress Sulli (To the Beautiful You) and Kim Sung-oh (When a Man Loves, Secret Garden). The role will have Joo-won playing a high school student, which may be a little... More »


Drama Casting & News
Im Seul-ong and Kim Seul-gi headline manhwa adaptation
by | October 3, 2013 | 59 Comments
Im Seul-ong (Mandate of Heaven) and Kim Seul-gi (Flower Boy Next Door) are headlining a new project together, and it’s an adaptation of a popular webtoon called Infinite Power. On the bright side, I like both actors—he has really stepped it up as an idol-turned-actor and was warm and winning in Mandate of Heaven, and... More »


Drama Casting & News
Monstar director lines up next drama
by | July 21, 2013 | 37 Comments
There’s a new toon-to-drama adaptation in the works, and while I’m not particularly excited by news of webtoon I’ve never followed, I am perking up at the mention of PD Kim Won-seok, whose last two projects were Monstar and Sungkyunkwan Scandal. Both were memorable, well-drawn, thoughtfully executed dramas whose romances carried a distinct cute factor,... More »