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Drama Casting & News
News bites: January 23, 2016
by | January 23, 2016 | 52 Comments
Yoon Shi-yoon Hooray! Yoon Shi-yoon (Prime Minister and I) will be released from military service (in the Marine Corps, no less) on January 27. His contract with his current agency, Taxi Entertainment, is expiring and the press is anticipating that he’ll branch off on his own. While I might side-eye others starting up their own agency,... More »


Drama Casting & News
Jeon Do-yeon in contention to head The Good Wife remake
by | December 25, 2015 | 17 Comments
If you’re gonna remake a strong, complex show like The Good Wife featuring a strong, complex woman like Juliana Margulies’ lead character, you’d better make sure her remake counterpart is capable of handling it, which is why I’m pleased to see Jeon Do-hyun being courted for the role. I was thinking along the lines of... More »


Drama Casting & News
Drama news bites: December 23, 2015
by | December 23, 2015 | 48 Comments
I know we usually post our weekly round-up of news bites on the weekend, but I’m tossing out another set this time since there were lots of minor stories piling up mid-week. May as well get to them! Lee Jong-seok is heading to China in a Korean-Chinese joint production drama, which will reunite him with... More »


Drama Casting & News
CBS’s The Good Wife to be remade by tvN
by | December 22, 2015 | 27 Comments
Cable station tvN has snapped up another hit American TV show to remake into a K-drama (Entourage plans to air next year), and has confirmed procuring rights to CBS’s The Good Wife. The drama premiered in 2009 to widespread acclaim, and is currently in the middle of its seventh season. Centered around the titular character... More »


Drama Casting & News
Entourage remake in plans for 2016 airdate on tvN
by | November 22, 2015 | 34 Comments
javabeans: Remember how tvN was gonna remake HBO’s Entourage? girlfriday: Oh yeaaaaaah are they still doing that? javabeans: That news first surfaced two years ago that they’d licensed the rights, but we had no further reports and I’m pretty sure most of us forgot about it. But tvN has just announced that they’re still doing... More »


Drama Casting & News
More princes join the mix for Bu Bu Jing Xin remake Moon Lovers
by | November 18, 2015 | 147 Comments
Hong Jong-hyun, Baekhyun More casting updates for the Bu Bu Jing Xin remake! The Korean version is titled Moon Lovers and now reports that Hong Jong-hyun (Mama, Dating Agency Cyrano) and EXO idol Baekhyun are positively considering joining the fusion time-traveling period romance drama. As previously announced, Lee Jun-ki (Scholar Who Walks the Night) and... More »


Drama Casting & News
Lee Jun-ki in talks to take Bu Bu Jing Xin remake drama
by | November 11, 2015 | 126 Comments
According to latest reports, Lee Jun-ki (Scholar Who Walks the Night) is considering taking on the remake of the popular Chinese drama Bu Bu Jing Xin, retitled Moon Lovers, with his management confirming that he has received the offer. All the usual caveats apply, about how the discussions are positive but not yet finalized, etc.... More »


Drama Casting & News
Resurrection, Full House join the ranks of U.S. remake hopefuls
by | October 19, 2015 | 73 Comments
KBS is making a big push for a revival of some their drama classics to be remade for Hollywood. The network has struck a co-production deal with producer Michael Uslan of the Batman film franchise (beginning with Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman to the current installments), to produce U.S. remakes for five of KBS’s drama titles,... More »


Drama Casting & News
It’s Okay, It’s Love PD helms remake of Chinese drama Scarlet Heart
by | September 16, 2015 | 112 Comments
An international co-production is in the works for a Korean drama adaptation of the time-slip Chinese fusion sageuk Scarlet Heart (Bubu Jingxin). Hollywood’s Universal Studios is investing in the Korean remake, called Moon Lovers, which will be helmed by PD Kim Kyu-tae of It’s Okay, It’s Love, That Winter The Wind Blows, and IRIS. The... More »


Drama Casting & News
Comedy film franchise Marrying the Mafia gets drama remake
by | June 15, 2015 | 23 Comments
Jung Jun-ho, Lee Beom-soo There’s a new drama in the works that’s being called a movie adaptation of the family comedy Marrying the Mafia (or more literally Family’s Honor), the ten-year-long franchise that’s put out five films from 2002 to 2012. It’s a family-friendly series that basically does variations on the first movie: Jung Jun-ho... More »


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