Posts Tagged ‘remakes’

Drama Reactions & Reviews
Our love-hate relationship with drama remakes and adaptations
by | November 10, 2014 | 240 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
You From Another Star gets a U.S. remake on ABC
by | September 19, 2014 | 124 Comments
Well, if you were going to pick one popular K-drama of the past year or two to remake, this would be the one: mega-hit fantasy-fusion romantic comedy series You From Another Star will be remade for American television by Sony Pictures Television, to air on ABC. The remake will keep the drama’s central conceit of... More »


Drama Casting & News
tvN’s Liar Game remake confirms and adds to cast
by | September 17, 2014 | 27 Comments
Cha Soo-yeon, Lee Shi-hoo The main lineup for tvN’s remake of the Japanese drama Liar Game has been settled, with Lee Sang-yoon, Kim So-eun, and Shin Sung-rok signing on (which we’d heard about when the actors were still in the consideration stage). Now the show has confirmed several more members who are joining its supporting... More »


Drama Casting & News
Korean remake of Liar Game lines up its cast of liars and swindlers
by | September 12, 2014 | 98 Comments
Here’s an interesting possible lineup: Lee Sang-yoon (Goddess of Fire Jung-yi), Kim So-eun (Horse Healer), and Shin Sung-rok (You From Another Star) are all currently in talks to star in tvN’s upcoming Monday-Tuesday drama Liar Game. Liar Game is a remake of a Japanese drama of the same name, itself an adaptation of a manga,... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Grandpas Over Flowers gets remade for American TV
by | September 4, 2014 | 56 Comments
And evil genius Na PD continues on the path of global dominion. The concept for his highly successful and groundbreaking variety show Grandpas Over Flowers has become the first-ever Korean reality show exported to American broadcast TV. While CJ E&M, the media conglomerate that owns tvN and other cable channels, has sold shows to other... More »


Drama Casting & News
Face Reader producers file injunction against KBS for King’s Face
by | August 25, 2014 | 19 Comments
It’s possible we won’t be seeing The King’s Face on KBS this fall, as originally planned. The drama adaptation of the 2013 film The Face Reader was scheduled to air in November and was courting Seo In-gook to headline. But on August 25, The Face Reader’s production company, Jupiter Film, filed for an injunction claiming... More »


Drama Casting & News
Sohn Ye-jin considers dramaland comeback in King’s Face
by | August 1, 2014 | 25 Comments
I wondered if this project had fizzled, but it looks like it’s back on: There was talk last year of a drama adaptation of the hit blockbuster fusion sageuk The Face Reader, which was planning to head to the small screen in the latter half of this year. The drama version will be called The... More »


Drama Casting & News
Kim Jung-hoon headlines remake of Japanese drama
by | July 28, 2014 | 12 Comments
There’s a Korean-Japanese co-production in the works to remake Tetsu no Hone (Bones of Steel), based on the Ikeido Jun novel of the same name. The Japanese drama aired on NHK in 2010, and the Korean remake, described as an action drama, is gearing up to start shooting this summer. The adaptation will be called... More »


Drama Casting & News
Yoon-ah out of Nodame Cantabile remake
by | July 14, 2014 | 287 Comments
The internet has spoken: Yoon-ah will not be taking the lead role in the Korean adaptation of Nodame Cantabile, which by the way is operating under the working title Cantabile Romance. (I suppose it makes sense, since Nodame is the Japanese character’s name and will probably change for a Korean drama.) According to Yoon-ah’s management,... More »


Drama Casting & News
Do-hee to join Nodame Cantabile’s orchestra
by | July 1, 2014 | 99 Comments
We still don’t have a lead actress but casting continues on the much-buzzed-about remake project of Nodame Cantabile, which will be adding Tiny-G idol and Answer Me 1994 actress Do-hee to the mix as one of the supporting characters. (Some stories say she’s confirmed, others hedge that she’s not final yet, so it’s pretty much... More »


Drama Casting & News
My Sassy Girl aiming for double revival on big and small screens
by | June 19, 2014 | 65 Comments
Rom-com classic My Sassy Girl wasn’t merely a box-office hit, it propelled its two leads to stardom, bolstered (or maybe even kickstarted) the spread of Hallyu when it was still in its incipient stages, and set the bar for rom-coms to follow. So it’s no surprise that there have been numerous attempts at spin-offs, remakes,... More »