‘remakes’


Drama Casting & News
KBS in talks to remake Japanese drama Ice World
by | May 26, 2016 | 48 Comments
KBS is in talks with entertainment group MarsENT to produce a Korean drama remake of Japanese mystery romance drama Ice World, which aired on Fuji TV in 1999 and garnered a screenwriting award, as well as a best actress award for its star, Matsushima Nanako. The original Ice World was about the dark mystery shrouding... More »
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Chungmuro/Film News
Cheese in the Trap reboot film secures Park Hae-jin to reprise lead role
by | May 23, 2016 | 149 Comments
Wow, so this is really happening, is it? They’re actually doing a Cheese in the Trap reboot movie, and Park Hae-jin is returning to play the leading man once again? I’m a little apprehensive, a little surprised, and also a little intrigued at how a movie can retell the story and (1) do the webtoon... More »


Drama Casting & News
Ha Suk-jin in talks to headline 1% of Anything remake
by | May 15, 2016 | 28 Comments
Ha Suk-jin, as Kang Dong-won? It’s a little odd to think of it, when you consider that both actors are almost the same age (Kang is a year older) and the original drama aired 13 years ago, but you know, why not? I’m all for a remake of the old-school contract-marriage romance 1% of Anything,... More »


Drama Casting & News
Japanese remake of Misaeng to star Nakajima Yuto
by | April 29, 2016 | 46 Comments
FujiTV plans to release the Japanese drama remake of tvN’s Misaeng this July. Tentatively titled HOPE – Zero Expectations New Employee, this adaptation of the 2014 hit webtoon-turned-drama will feature idol-actor Nakajima Yuto (Detective Ballerino) as the titular New Employee. In Korea, Misaeng received ratings nearly unheard of for a cable drama, reaching the record... More »


Drama Casting & News
Descended From the Sun gets Chinese remake
by | April 7, 2016 | 95 Comments
Wow, that was fast. There’s remake talk already, when the original isn’t even done airing. KBS’s mega-hit drama Descended From the Sun might be nearing the end of its run domestically, but production company NEW is only getting started with international remakes of the property. Plans are already in motion for the Chinese version, and... More »


Drama Casting & News
MBC eyes remake of classic contract marriage drama 1% of Anything
by | March 31, 2016 | 49 Comments
Here we have another remake in the works, but instead of remaking a foreign property or adapting a webtoon/movie/book into a drama, MBC is looking to remake one of its own properties: 2003 drama 1% of Anything, starring an early-career Kang Dong-won and Kim Jung-hwa in a contract-marriage romance.... More »
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Drama Casting & News
Joo-won headlines youth sageuk remake of My Sassy Girl
by | March 29, 2016 | 148 Comments
Wait, what? The drama remake of My Sassy Girl — the 2001 movie starring Cha Tae-hyun and Jeon Ji-hyun — is a sageuk? Is it going to be called My Sassy Joseon Lady? Apparently we’re going to be up to our eyeballs in youth sageuk this year, because My Sassy Girl just cast Joo-won (Yong-pal)... More »


Drama Casting & News
Yoon Kye-sang up for tvN remake of The Good Wife
by | March 23, 2016 | 35 Comments
My my, they just keep lining up good actors for this project. Though I guess once you score A-list film actress Jeon Do-yeon (The Shameless, Secret Sunshine) to headline your drama, you’d be crazy not to give her charismatic co-stars to work with. The Korean remake of the critically-acclaimed American television series The Good Wife... More »


Drama Casting & News
Kim Hee-ae courted for remake of Second to Last Love
by | March 23, 2016 | 31 Comments
She might have passed on Mrs. Cop 2, but Kim Hee-ae (Mrs. Cop, Secret Love Affair) may be headlining a weekend drama for SBS after all. She’s considering the new series Second to Last Love, a remake of a Japanese drama of the same name (Saigo Kara Nibanme no Koi), an adult romance about a... More »


Drama Casting & News
Choi Woo-shik, Lee Dong-hwi consider joining Entourage
by | March 3, 2016 | 57 Comments
Choi Woo-shik, Seo Kang-joon Lee Kwang-soo, Jo Jin-woong, Lee Dong-hwi I wondered who they’d get to play the main character when Im Shi-wan turned down tvN’s remake of Entourage, but I’m happy with the move to court Choi Woo-shik (Ho-gu’s Love) for the role. He’s perfect for the everyman manager to a movie star (the... More »




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