‘remakes’


Drama Casting & News
Japanese remake of Misaeng to star Nakajima Yuto
by | April 29, 2016 | 44 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 | 147 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 »


Drama Recaps
Im Shi-wan out of Entourage, Seo Kang-joon probably in
by | February 24, 2016 | 114 Comments
Aw, bummer — Im Shi-wan (Misaeng) won’t be taking the tvN remake of Entourage after all, choosing to focus on his other projects instead (he’s currently filming the movie One Line). So far, I only see one outlet reporting that Seo Kang-joon (Cheese in the Trap) has confirmed the drama, which always makes me hesitant... More »


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 »




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