Posts Tagged ‘manhwa adaptations’

Drama Casting & News
Yoon Kye-sang offered JTBC drama Last
by | April 21, 2015 | 41 Comments
JTBC is prepping a new drama titled Last, with an intriguing premise that deals with “the pecking order of Seoul Station’s homeless.” Yoon Kye-sang (Full Sun) is considering the lead role, and the offer’s out to Seo Ye-ji (Superdaddy Yeol, Records of a Night Watchman) to co-star with him. Last, like everything these days, is... More »


Drama Casting & News
Misaeng writer returns with new fantasy manhwa adaptation
by | March 11, 2015 | 161 Comments
I’m sure it’s no surprise that drama writer Jung Yoon-jung (Misaeng, Monstar, Arang and the Magistrate) is a hot commodity these days; Jung has announced that her next project will be another manhwa adaptation, this time a fantasy historical drama. While that sounds like a huge departure from her last hit adaptation Misaeng, she’s also... More »


Drama Casting & News
Yoochun and Suzy sniff out new drama Girl Who Sees Smells
by | January 20, 2015 | 150 Comments
Well it’s not exactly an appetizing title, but I guess it IS descriptive: Girl Who Sees Smells is a new drama headed to SBS on Wednesdays and Thursdays this spring, and offers are reportedly out to Park Yoochun (Three Days) and Bae Suzy (Gu Family Book) to headline. The drama is an adaptation of a... More »


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 | 241 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 | 26 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 | 204 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 »