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Drama Casting & News
Lee Jun-ki, Kim Ah-joong up for Korean drama remake of Criminal Minds
by | January 11, 2017 | 189 Comments
It’s been a while since the Korean drama remake of American crime procedural Criminal Minds was first announced, but casting is now underway with offers out to Lee Jun-ki (Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo) and Kim Ah-joong (Wanted) to headline. I think it’ll be nice to see Lee Jun-ki taking a break from historical dramas... More »


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 »


Drama Casting & News
News bites: December 10, 2016
by | December 10, 2016 | 21 Comments
Yoo Ah-in in Fragile The ten-minute artsy short film Fragile, a collaboration between Yoo Ah-in (Six Flying Dragons) and Bleak Night director Yoon Sung-hyun, dropped on NaverCast and YouTube today. Yoo served as creative director and Yoon brought his sought-after directorial skills to the space exploration short. More stills down below! [Sports Chosun] Making good... More »


Drama Casting & News
tvN remakes popular Japanese manga The Liar and His Lover
by | December 9, 2016 | 79 Comments
Manga series The Liar and His Lover (Japanese title: Kanojo wa Uso o Aishisugiteru) will be remade into a Korean drama (the literal Korean title is She Loves Lies). There’s already a popular live-action Japanese film version of the award-winning manga by Aoki Kotomi, and now there is a Korean adaptation in the works at... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
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 »


Chungmuro/Film News
Sohn Ye-jin considers remake of melo fantasy Be With You
by | December 1, 2016 | 24 Comments
More than ten years ago, my absolute favorite Japanese actress Yuko Takeuchi became a household name when she won the hearts of thousands through the family melo film Be With You (Japanese title: Ima, Ai ni Yukimasu). Plans for a Korean remake have been announced, and the offer to play Takeuchi’s character has been given... More »


Drama Casting & News
’90s sitcom Three Men, Three Women gets the remake treatment
by | November 28, 2016 | 20 Comments
MBC is making a new sitcom, titled Unusual Men and Women, and it’s notable because it’ll be a remake of Korea’s very first youth sitcom, Three Men, Three Women, which explored love and friendship in a boardinghouse where a sundry group of people lived. It was a new, fun format for Korean television at the... More »


Drama Casting & News
Lee Bo-young courted for tvN’s remake of Japanese drama Mother
by | October 27, 2016 | 38 Comments
Ooh yes! Now this is one casting I can totally get behind. Surely, I’m not the only one who misses seeing Lee Bo-young (God’s Gift – 14 Days) in dramaland. Lee has been offered the titular role in tvN’s remake of the Japanese drama Mother, which tells the story of a woman who kidnaps a... More »


Drama Casting & News
CBS developing American remake of Neighborhood Lawyer Jo Deul-ho
by | October 14, 2016 | 30 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 »


Chungmuro/Film News
Kang Dong-won as delivery boy on the run in remake of Japanese film
by | September 29, 2016 | 22 Comments
Fast becoming one of the most prolific actors of his generation, Kang Dong-won (Violent Prosecutor) is considering adding yet another film to his busy schedule. This time, he’s up to be the main lead in Golden Slumber, a mystery-thriller Korean remake of a Japanese movie by the same name. It’ll be his seventh time working... More »