Posts Tagged ‘manhwa adaptations’

Drama Casting & News
Joo-won offered lead in Korean remake of Nodame Cantabile
by | February 25, 2014 | 269 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 | 200 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 »

Drama Casting & News
Jang Geun-seok cast as Pretty Man
by | June 18, 2013 | 245 Comments
Well, duh. They could not have been more literal with the title if they tried: Jang Geun-seok, poster boy for the pretty-boy set in dramaland, is heading back to television with a show titled… wait for it… Pretty Man. Yes, really. It’s both entirely appropriate and a terrible title. But don’t write it off, because... More »

Drama Casting & News
Will Salon H become the next Goong?
by | January 21, 2013 | 81 Comments
(I wouldn’t hold my breath, but don’t let that stop you from hoping.) Where lightning strikes once, there will always be producers camping out wanting it to strike again, it seems. In the case of manhwa writer Park So-hee, there are big hopes for future success based on the overwhelming popularity of Goong (aka Princess... More »

Drama Casting & News
Jang Hyuk declines drama, avoids typecasting
by | October 28, 2011 | 56 Comments
When recent casting news put forth that Jang Hyuk was in the running for another sageuk drama, Gaksital (Bride Mask), there was a bit of backlash from those in the camp of Jang Hyuk Does Too Many Sageuks, or maybe it’s more like Jang Hyuk Plays Badass Sageuk Fighters Too Much. Psh, like that’s a... More »

Drama Casting & News
Kim Haneul and TOP are top contenders for Absolute Boyfriend
by | October 18, 2011 | 177 Comments
javabeans: Wait so Kim Haneul is doing You’re My Pet remake AND the Absolute Boyfriend remake? girlfriday: What’s Absolute Boyfriend? javabeans: It’s another Japanese manga that’s been adapted over and over again and is up for a K-drama remake. The heroine has a robot boyfriend. Literally a robot. girlfriday: Does not compute. He’s a robot?... More »

Drama Casting & News
Lee Min-ho cast in City Hunter (?) (!)
by | September 12, 2010 | 183 Comments
WHAT?! I won’t believe this until it’s on the air, but Lee Min-ho has reportedly been selected to headline a Korean drama adaptation of City Hunter, the popular 1980s manga and anime about a womanizing detective. The lead character is Saeba Ryo, who runs the City Hunter business with his partner, Kaori Makimura, and is... More »