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So Ji-sub eyes war epic for next drama role

Although the news is not yet final, it looks like So Ji-sub will likely take on a role in a large-scale blockbuster war drama for his next project. The Korean War-set drama Road No. 1 [로드 넘버원] comes from Logos Films, with whom So is currently in talks to work out the finer details.

Road No. 1 tells the story of a military cadet who finds himself thrust into battle when war suddenly breaks out, and fights for survival alongside his rival. The title comes from the name of the No. 1 national highway that served as the main passageway used in 1950 during the outbreak of the Korean War, traversed by those from the North into Seoul, and from the South into Pyeongyang. In the drama, it also serves as a symbolic locale, which carries meaning as the place where the hero meets his first defeat and fights for victory.

PD Kim Jin-min (La Dolce Vita, Time Between Dog and Wolf) has been preparing this drama for the past two years with writer Han Ji-hoon of blockbuster war film Taegukgi and action drama Time Between Dog and Wolf. The drama boasts a 10 billion won production budget and plans to begin filming in January for a June broadcast, in time to commemorate the 60 years that have passed since the Korean War. If So Ji-sub is confirmed, he’ll begin training in early December.

I’ve learned to be wary of blockbusters and large-scale epics, but I’m sort of in the mood for something hard and gritty, and this could be quite interesting. So Ji-sub’s last Korean project was the high-profile drama Cain & Abel (which I hated for its ridiculous plot but which performed well in the ratings), after which he took on a Chinese-Korean co-production in Sophie’s Love Manual (aka Sophie’s Revenge) and the Japanese “mobile drama” I am Ghost.

Via Star News, BNT News

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i don't like war theme dramas, but i will watch it if he has a role on it.

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me too... agreee....

actually i really don't like war genre of drama..

but it's be different if SJS has a role of it....
^_^

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2010 is looking up! First Chuno, and now this. I'm definitely in!

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hope it pulls through!

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Isn't this also the drama that Kwon Sang Woo is supposed to star in? I wonder if he'll be the rival?
That would be cool considering they are really good friends in real life.
Looks interesting. Looking forward to this! These are 2 of my favorite actors!

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I really like SoJiSub! he is one handsome man that can act! plus he still looks hot and sexy!!!

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I was just talking to friend about him the other day. He said that sjs is one of the nicest and manliest k celebs he's ever met...hmm. maybe I should give one of his dramas a try?

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OMG, he is just hot

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If it's helmed by the director of TBDW and LDV it should turn out good. When SJS picks the right project he can be sublime. But even he couldn't get me to watch C&A. Much as I love Zhang Ziyi , Sophie's manual was just boring fluff. I wish SJS had not wasted his time doing projects like that but then again I guess he needs to expand his fan base.

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OMG!! Squeal! I laaarves Jisub!!
I actually formed a fangirl attachment with Cho In of Cain & Abel, I'm aware I'm in the minority but he really won me over in that. Such a fine (fine in both ways *wink*) actor.
I mean I was even willingly blind to the insidious way in which the drama bitched China and NKorea combined, but still, Lee Cho In, my darling!!
Ok, I'll stop now, hehe!

This definitely gives me a lot to look forward to, he just better not die in it!

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He's a great actor. Let's hope that the drama has good writing and directing!

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Yes.

YES.

TBDAW was awesome. I wouldn't expect any less for this drama, especially if So Ji Sub is leading the cast.

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@8 Sonam
I couldnt watch C&A much as I like this man. I saw Sophie's Revenge and I like it. I just like the over the top hallucinations/delusions.....LOL.

Hope this one will be good cuz I havent seen him. I'll be sure to check it out.

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Kim Jin-min La Dolce Vita had excellent writing so i look forward to this drama

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I like the director and the writer...and of course Mr. So Ji Sup. Looking forward to more news from this drama!

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gaawddd, like it, so ji sub you're the best!!!

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I smell a hit already!!!!!!!!!!! I can't wait for June 2010 !!! ahahha I love my man so much. *FIGHTING*.........................................

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YAY!, I was waiting for another SJS project ever since Cain & Abel (which I couldn't get into) ended. I hope that this turns out well since I liked TBDAW and something gritty and intense would be a nice change, not that I don't love my rom-com dramas.

@Sonam
So true, SJS is sublime when he gets the chance to showcase his awesome acting talent. MiSa played an important role in making me a Kdrama addict and I think a lot had to do with SJS.

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"PD Kim Jin-min" from TBDAW ????? he's so great !!!! he's the PD i like most though his drama's rating is not so high. anyway, his works really impressive with nice plot and the pace is not draggy.

this a will be on my list of 2010 drama . no matter who will be the leading role ^^

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SJS, amazing actor as Leonardo Decaprio , It sounds like a good drama .

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The right man for this mega works..War-tragic-sadness..it's totally him...
One passionate actor..one hot sexy man..*!*

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This will be a hit drama for him. He will be a rugged, handsome soldier. I hope he will get to play the role. I remember when he was a prisoner in C&A. He was so intense. I can't wait until June. Jisub sshi, fighting....

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Sounds interesting! I haven't seen a Korean war drama before, and with SJS in it, it probably will turn out great. I'll be tuning in! :)

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Wow the drama sounds very interesting. Something like I want to watch no matter which actors would star in it.

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Yeah, Kwon Sang Woo was mentioned with this project, but very early on.

Upside to this project is considerable. I'm actually not sure how they'll fit a true epic into 16 episodes (maybe number is wrong?), but I could kinda see them attempting something like EoD, just with a very short time slice.

This will be great for So Ji Sup. I liked C&A, but then again kinda expected his comeback drama to be kind of a safe, "get back on the treadmill" project. It was always the NEXT So Ji Sup drama that I was looking forward to.

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i will watch it because it's So Jisub. I believe it will be a good one.

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hope this a sure thing that So ji sub has been offered to be in this very prestigious project.
If so, this is a super fantastic news for him and his fans.

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I have no Idea how is war drama going .. I never watched one .. but I will watch this one coz Ji Sub oppa is acting on it ..
his roles are always awesome .. I cant forget his role in (sorry I love you) or ( cain and Abel) his romantic scenes melt my heart .. ^^ So Ji Sub oppa .. fighting

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yuor my number one actor,,,,,,stay blooming and healthy,,,,,,
yuo give a justice ,,what ever role its,,,,
yuo always got my attention,,,,,,
''always bless yuo""

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Yes ! Sojisub's is very wonderful .I love him "Cain & Abel" and i was movie by SJS acting ,He is the best actor ... and he is win as "THE BEST ACTING AWARDS" & "TOP 10 STARS" for SBS DRAMA AWARDS 2009 ...I hope this year ..I can watch his acting in more drama and movie..
I'm an avid fan sojisub's....♥

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..so ji sub!!!!the man of my dreams....!!!

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so ji sub.....whatever he gets involved in its the best......

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