A Man Called God prepares for overseas shoots
This news has been rumored for many months already, but finally it’s confirmed by producers: Song Il-kook is on for MBC’s upcoming drama series A Man Called God [신이라 불리운 사나이]. This means he’ll be following two big historical roles (Jumong, Kingdom of the Wind) with a contemporary one in this “love story about a modern-day hero.”
The drama is adapted from Park Gong-sung’s manhwa of the same name and, beginning in mid-February, plans for location shooting in Hawaii — a first for Korean dramas. Included on the list of shoot locales are the city of Honolulu and Waikiki Beach, among other famous hot spots. The writer is Lee Hong-gu (whose online profile appears to be empty), while the director is Lee Hyung-sun (of 2007’s MBC series Be Near Me and the 2006 comedy film Moodori).
A Man Called God will follow the current weekend drama Assorted Gems and premiere on March 13.