Kim Myung-min eyes television return with Giant
Kim Myung-min is a top contender for the SBS series Giant, and as he and his people have made a verbal agreement with producers, it looks pretty likely that he’ll take the role. The drama is set against the 1970s backdrop of incipient urban development in Korea, and the love and ambition that comes with it. The main character is Lee Kang-mo, the CEO of a construction company, and follows his life from age 13 through 41.
A rep from the Giant production team said, “Once the rest of the actors have been cast, filming will begin. Aside from the portions that will be portrayed by a child actor, Kim Myung-min will act the role from the character’s twenties through forties. While looking amongst actors who would be able to carry fifty episodes, we came to the conclusion that Kim Myung-min was the right choice.”
Giant will be written by Jang Young-chul and Jung Kyung-soon, whose credits include Dae Jo Young and Here He Comes, respectively. Directing is Yoo In-shik of Robbers and the SBS “Bad” trio of dramas — Bad Housewife, Bad Family, Bad Couple.
Although Kim Myung-min’s film career is starting to take off, he’s had tremendous success in memorable television roles — and several Daesangs (Immortal Lee Soon-shin, Beethoven Virus). Although I can’t say I’m thrilled about the premise or the fifty-episode length, I do love Kim Myung-min.
Giant will air on SBS in April.