‘remakes’


Chungmuro/Film News
Yoo In-young joins Cheese in the Trap movie as Baek In-ha
by | February 17, 2017 | 63 Comments
My first thought upon hearing this casting news was that Yoo In-young (Mask, Goodbye Mr. Black) would be able to pull off a pretty spot-on Baek In-ha in the movie remake of Cheese in the Trap. And then my next thought was, Hmm, this version is skewing kinda old… Here are the ages of the... More »


Drama Casting & News
News bites: February 11, 2017
by | February 11, 2017 | 83 Comments
Moon Chae-won It’s disappointing that Moon Chae-won (Goodbye Mr. Black) has turned down Bride of the Water God 2017, but I couldn’t quite picture her starring opposite Nam Joo-hyuk (Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-ju), who is still the lead contender to play the water god, so perhaps it’s all for the best. A spinoff of a... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Cheese in the Trap movie courts Park Ki-woong to play Baek In-ho
by | February 1, 2017 | 116 Comments
Ahh, this is a promising development: Park Ki-woong (Monster, Gaksital) is currently considering the Baek In-ho role in the Cheese in the Trap remake movie. After the tvN drama series fizzled out amid controversy and disgruntlement last year, I’ve been trying to keep hopes low and wariness on high about this movie version, but then... More »


Drama Casting & News
Lee Jun-ki, Kim Ah-joong up for Korean drama remake of Criminal Minds
by | January 11, 2017 | 193 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 »