‘remakes’


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 | 37 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 | 29 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 »


Drama Casting & News
School violence and mystery galore in new JTBC drama Solomon’s Perjury
by | September 22, 2016 | 43 Comments
Remakes have been a hit or miss lately (The Good Wife was well-received, but others like Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo have more mixed reception), so I don’t know how this will go, but JTBC has announced their latest project, and it’s another remake. They’ll be adapting the Japanese school mystery film Solomon’s Perjury, which... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Oh Yeon-seo to be the new Seol for Cheese in the Trap movie
by | August 29, 2016 | 126 Comments
Is Oh Yeon-seo going to be our new remake queen? Because shortly after being cast to play the new sassy girl in the drama remake of the Hallyu classic My Sassy Girl, she’s also been selected to headline the movie remake of Cheese in the Trap. It’s been confirmed that she will play the character... More »


Drama Casting & News
Entourage scores late-night timeslot, to premiere in November
by | August 25, 2016 | 36 Comments
Finally, Entourage is on the schedule! The K-drama remake of HBO’s hit has been in the works for seemingly ages, and was supposedly going to be on the air this year, only the year kept passing by and schedules got booked and Entourage wasn’t on any of them. But now it’s official, and Entourage has... More »


Drama Casting & News
Sequel to blockbuster K-drama classic Sandglass in the works
by | July 28, 2016 | 63 Comments
Another sequel is in process. The Dramagods (aka Korean production companies, broadcasting stations, whoever makes the decisions up there) have seen fit to re-create the daebak 1995 hit Sandglass. This political-action melodrama catapulted the careers of then-budding actors Choi Min-soo (Jackpot), Go Hyun-jung (Dear My Friends), and Park Sang-won (My Daughter Geum Sa-wol, Healer), who... More »


Drama Casting & News
News bites: July 16, 2016
by | July 16, 2016 | 24 Comments
Jo Jin-woong, Ma Dong-seok Yes, please yes! Ma Dong-seok (Police Unit 38) is leaning towards choosing Admiral Kim Chang-soo as his next project, which would mean he might be working with another favorite, Jo Jin-woong (Signal), in a film about the political activist also known as Kim Koo. Jo’s being courted to play the titular... More »