Posts Tagged ‘remakes’

Drama Casting & News
Yoon-ah out of Nodame Cantabile remake
by | July 14, 2014 | 285 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 | 64 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 »


Drama Casting & News
Nodame Cantabile casts its genius conductor
by | June 16, 2014 | 74 Comments
We have another addition to the cast of Korea’s remake of Nodame Cantabile, joining Joo-won in the music-university-set drama about a talented (but uptight) piano and conducting student and the cast of wacky musicians who surround him. The quirky heroine role of Nodame is still up for grabs (Shim Eun-kyung ended up passing), but we... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Crime thriller Hwayi to get a Hollywood remake
by | May 24, 2014 | 27 Comments
Another Chungmuro property has been snapped up for a Hollywood remake, and this time it’s the dark thriller Hwayi: Boy Who Swallowed a Monster (also called A Monster Boy), which stars Yeo Jin-gu as a youngster raised by a group of criminals. The remake of Hwayi will be handled differently than previous Korea-to-Hollywood remakes, in... More »


Drama Casting & News
CBS to license Good Doctor for American remake
by | May 22, 2014 | 42 Comments
Huh, isn’t this interesting: KBS’s 2013 human medical drama Good Doctor is getting the Hollywood treatment, and remake rights have been sold to American broadcaster CBS. Actor Daniel Dae Kim, who is also the CEO of his own production company, 3AD, confirmed in an interview that they are in the process of finalizing talks with... More »


Drama Casting & News
KBS casts idols Woo-hyun and Sung-yeol in new drama High School
by | April 30, 2014 | 67 Comments
KBS is working on a coming-of-age drama titled High School, and has cast idol group Infinite’s Woo-hyun (full name: Nam Woo-hyun) and Sung-yeol (full name: Lee Sung-yeol) as its leads. Woo-hyun (The Thousandth Man) and Sung-yeol (drama While You Were Sleeping) have slowly been building their acting cred, but this is the first time either... More »
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Drama Casting & News
Nodame Cantabile is a go: Joo-won in, Shim Eun-kyung a maybe
by | April 29, 2014 | 174 Comments
Ahhh, it’s happening! Joo-won (Good Doctor, Gaksital) will be playing the lead character in the Korean remake of Nodame Cantabile, which had been previously suggested but only now confirmed. Wheeee! The female lead is not yet cast and will be absolutely crucial to making an adaptation work, but the name being offered as a contender... More »


Drama Casting & News
Joint Security Area, the drama special
by | April 25, 2014 | 11 Comments
With the musical version of Joint Security Area (JSA) finally debuting late last year (after a three year delay) and ending its moderately successful run this month, it comes as no surprise that yet another iteration of the wildly popular movie (the 2000 film starring Lee Byung-heon, Song Kang-ho and Lee Young-ae catapulted director Park... More »


Drama Casting & News
Jang Nara and Jang Hyuk reunite for summer rom-com
by | April 3, 2014 | 129 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 | 55 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 »