Another idol star turns actor
The prettiest pretty boy of DBSK, Jaejoong, is taking the plunge into acting.
He takes the lead in “Heaven’s Postman,” a joint Korea-Japan collaborative “telecinema” — to be produced simultaneously for television and cinema — directed by Lee Hyung-min, the PD of the drama series I’m Sorry, I Love You and writer Kitagawa Eriko of the Kimura Takuya vehicle A Million Stars Falling from the Sky.
The plot is said to be about a messenger between the present world and the afterworld, and will form the first part in what looks to be a series of stories. His female co-star has not yet been cast.
Because this project will be released in both Korea and Japan through various media — theater, television, DVD — the production company explained that they are taking care in considering Hallyu stars for their lead roles. Other Japanese writers involved in the project include Nakanozo Miho, Inoue Yumiko, Yokota Rie.
The project doesn’t have a definite release date, but is aiming for early 2009. I can’t say I’m totally with this “telecinema” idea, but you’ve got to hand it to them for being experimental with formats and distribution models.