‘manhwa adaptations’


Drama Casting & News
Moon Chae-won offered lead in SBS’s Goodbye Mr. Black
by | August 6, 2015 | 158 Comments
I like this news: Moon Chae-won (Good Doctor) is currently considering the drama Goodbye Mr. Black, the recently announced manhwa-adapted series based on a Count of Monte Cristo-inspired premise. She’s not confirmed and has said she’ll wait to see the script before deciding (she’s read the synopsis and reportedly liked it), but if she took... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Kim Woo-bin offered fantasy movie opposite Ha Jung-woo
by | July 31, 2015 | 17 Comments
This would be a dream pairing of leading men if it happened, though I suppose that’s just a regular day for Ha Jung-woo (Chronicle of a Blood Merchant). Kim Woo-bin (Heirs) is entertaining an offer to star in a new fantasy movie, which is currently courting Ha Jung-woo. It’s an adaptation of a manhwa series... More »


Drama Casting & News
SBS eyes manhwa adaptation Goodbye Mr. Black
by | July 29, 2015 | 67 Comments
Will we ever run out of manhwas and webtoons to turn into drama adaptations? I’m guessing no, what with the constant stream of adaptation projects in the news, and the trend doesn’t show signs of abating just yet. Adding another entry into the category is SBS, which is looking at a new (old) manhwa to... More »


Drama Casting & News
Cheese in the Trap finally has a heroine in Kim Go-eun
by | July 27, 2015 | 42 Comments
Finally, a female lead has been selected for Cheese in the Trap! The production of the much-loved webtoon-adapted drama series has decided on Kim Go-eun to partner with Park Hae-jin, and while this is Kim Go-eun’s first drama, it looks like the fans are mostly onboard with the casting. Or at the very least, casting... More »


Drama Casting & News
Ji Hyun-woo fights for the little guy in JTBC’s new drama Awl
by | June 25, 2015 | 21 Comments
Ji Hyun-woo is heading to cable for his next drama, a JTBC series with a serious-sounding bent, titled Awl. The drama is based on a webtoon of the same name, which is in turn inspired by real-life events that transpired in 2002 when union workers were unfairly fired from large supermarket chain Carrefour, and fought... More »


Drama Casting & News
Anticipated webtoon adaptation Cheese in the Trap goes to tvN
by | June 18, 2015 | 62 Comments
The buzzed-about webtoon adaptation drama Cheese in the Trap doesn’t yet have a timeslot, but it has now secured a broadcaster and a director, and both seem like good deals: tvN has snapped up the hot property and attached director Lee Yoon-jung, the PD who turned Coffee Prince into a lovely sentimental hit back in... More »


Drama Casting & News
History gets an SNS makeover in webtoon-adapted cable drama
by | May 29, 2015 | 29 Comments
There’s another (of course!) new webtoon-based drama adaptation on the books, but this one has me particularly interested because it’s based on such a novel idea: Depicting snippets from the royal historical records of the Joseon Dynasty… in modernized text-message format. It’s hilarious! The records, known as the Annals of the Joseon Dynasty, are called... More »


Drama Casting & News
Park Hae-jin signs on for webtoon-adapted drama Cheese in the Trap
by | May 20, 2015 | 99 Comments
After being mentioned in conjunction with the project for a while, Park Hae-jin (Bad Guys, Doctor Stranger) has confirmed his next project as the drama Cheese in the Trap, based on the popular webtoon of the same name. The webtoon centers around a university student, Hong-seol, and the perfect-seeming university sunbae, Yoo-jung, who becomes her... More »


Drama Casting & News
Yoon Kye-sang offered JTBC drama Last
by | April 21, 2015 | 43 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 | 151 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 »