Yoo Gun’s Fight Club
Haven’t heard about Yoo Gun in a while. The actor from dramas Hello God and Bad Couple has signed up for a new cable series Fight [맞짱], which is pegged as a “real fighter drama.”
The eight-episode series features Yoo as a hot-blooded fighter in a “fight club.” (Oh, that‘s new.) Still, it’s not really thematically related to the Chuck Palahniuk version, since this one’s less of a mindfuck and more of a… coming-of-age (for lack of a better term): “young men engage in fights and develop friendships in the course of transforming into real men.” It promises to be full of romance and emotional “human story.”
To take on this role, Yoo has been enrolled in action school to practice his moves: “This is the first time in my life I’m trying something in the action genre, so on one hand I’m nervous, but I’m really looking forward to it. To be honest, when I first got to action school I was really awkward, but I’ve been told my skills have improved a lot. I’ve watched different kinds of martial arts, and will try my best to show the details faithfully.”
The drama airs its first episode on October 24 on cable channel tvN.