‘remakes’


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 »


Drama Casting & News
Waiting and waiting for Winter Sonata 2
by | July 14, 2016 | 84 Comments
Perhaps when Pan Entertainment said “one month later,” they really meant “one year later”? Last year, Pan Entertainment announced that they would be remaking Winter Sonata, and that a synopsis would follow their announcement shortly. Well folks, a year later and there’s still no synopsis, but a strong-ish affirmation by the creative team that they... More »


Drama Casting & News
Lee Seon-kyun considers teaming with Awl director for JTBC drama
by | June 27, 2016 | 19 Comments
Lee Seon-kyun! After spending the past few years focusing on his film career (A Hard Day, The Advocate: A Missing Body, King’s Case Files), Lee Seon-kyun is eyeing a return to television with a JTBC drama titled This Week, My Wife Will Have an Affair, which he is currently positively considering. The title sounds provocative,... More »


Drama Casting & News
News bites: June 25, 2016
by | June 25, 2016 | 66 Comments
Ha Jung-woo, Kang Haneul, Kim Sung-kyun More fun cameos are in store for Entourage, with frequent tvN collaborators Kang Haneul (Misaeng) and Kim Sung-kyun (Answer Me 1988 & 1994) popping in for guest spots. Kang will play himself, and he’ll be appearing to support his buddy Park Jung-min (the two share the same agency and... More »


Drama Casting & News
Criminal Minds up for a Korean drama remake
by | June 10, 2016 | 80 Comments
Criminal Minds has just been added to the sudden slew of American TV shows that are being adapted into Korean dramas; not that I’m complaining. Long-running CBS show Criminal Minds will soon be joining the ranks of Entourage and The Good Wife. Next Entertainment World (NEW) group and Taewon Entertainment group are collaborating to bring... More »
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Drama Casting & News
KBS in talks to remake Japanese drama Ice World
by | May 26, 2016 | 54 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 | 151 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 | 29 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 »




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