Posts Tagged ‘remakes’

Drama Casting & News
Jang Nara and Jang Hyuk reunite for summer rom-com
by | April 3, 2014 | 124 Comments
It’s hard to believe it’s been twelve years since Jang Hyuk and Jang Nara shared the small screen in 2002′s Successful Story of a Bright Girl, but it seems just long enough for everyone to welcome their onscreen reunion with fond nostalgic feelings and anticipation. They’ll be returning to dramaland this summer to headline a... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Chinese version of Grandpas Over Flowers gets green light
by | March 20, 2014 | 50 Comments
Chinese Grandpas Over Flowers fans, rejoice – tvN’s popular entertainment programs (the Grandpas and the Noonas) are being remade for Chinese television. CJ E&M, the huge conglomerate behind cable channel tvN, has entered into a strategic alliance with Dragon TV to bring the hit variety shows, adapted with Chinese stars, to the masses. Through export,... More »

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
Kim Nam-gil in talks to headline potential Homeland drama remake
by | February 21, 2014 | 56 Comments
We might be seeing an Israeli-to-Korean (by way of Hollywood) drama adaptation in the near future. Kim Nam-gil’s agency Star J Entertainment has acquired the rights to the acclaimed Israeli series Prisoners of War, the show which was the basis for Showtime’s Emmy-award-winning Homeland, starring Claire Danes and Damian Lewis. Tags: Kim Nam-gil, remakes... More »

Drama Casting & News
Choi Siwon headlines Chinese version of Heirs
by | February 3, 2014 | 116 Comments
I suppose that Heirs, despite being bereft of narrative movement and limp of content, did somehow manage to turn itself into a pop-culture phenomenon, and now there is apparently going to be a Chinese drama version (titled 億萬繼承, which basically means Heirs), and it will star Choi Siwon (King of Dramas). For whatever reason this... More »

Drama Casting & News
Nine remake pilot in the works, aiming at U.S. broadcast
by | October 27, 2013 | 112 Comments
A potential American remake is in the works for tvN’s drama Nine: Nine Time Travels, which was a solid cult hit for the cable station earlier this year. It’s just been sold to American producers to be made into a pilot episode (which would be filmed first, then hopefully picked up for a full run).... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
The Face Reader heads to the small screen for drama adaptation
by | October 9, 2013 | 42 Comments
The Face Reader was one of the year’s biggest film blockbusters, drawing in just under 9 million ticket admissions, and now producers have announced a television adaptation in the works for next year. Y…ay? Don’t get me wrong, by all accounts the movie is entertaining and worth the price of admission, and the cast is... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Kang Dong-won courted for remake of Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade
by | May 23, 2013 | 59 Comments
Yay, more potential projects in the pipeline for Kang Dong-won (Secret Reunion, Jeon Woochi), who’s making up for lost time with movies, movies, and more movies. Director Kim Ji-woon (I Saw the Devil, The Good, The Bad, The Weird) is working on a live-action remake of the Japanese animated film Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade, and... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Ryu Seung-ryong headlines Point Blank remake
by | May 8, 2013 | 17 Comments
Hot-streak star (and just plain hot man) Ryu Seung-ryong has lined up his next project — he’ll be headlining a remake of the French film Point Blank (À bout portant), helmed by the director of Phungsan Dog, Jung Jae-hong. It’s a twisty action thriller about a criminal who goes up against a network of dirty... More »

Drama Casting & News
Remake of HBO’s Entourage heads to tvN
by | April 18, 2013 | 64 Comments
girlfriday: So add this to the list of remakes headed to dramaland: cable network tvN is doing a remake of the HBO show Entourage, to be helmed by the director of I Need Romance 2012. javabeans: How does a Korean Entourage even work? I mean, that’s just the way things operate in Korea anyway: Your... More »

Drama Casting & News
Kim Joo-hyuk headlines Heo Jun remake
by | January 22, 2013 | 18 Comments
And Heo Jun has its Heo Jun — Kim Joo-hyuk (God of War) has signed on to play the titular hero in the new MBC daily sageuk biopic called Gu-am Heo Jun (for Heo Jun’s pen name, Gu-am) about the life and career of legendary Joseon royal physician. He’s interestingly following in his father’s footsteps... More »