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You’re My Pet remake project finally gets going

FINALLY. And here I’d thought this movie might never get off the ground.

We’re now seeing some movement on You’re My Pet, which is just getting going after stalling for many months and will be holding a press conference in Japan today.

Jang Geun-seok (You’re Beautiful) was cast as the male lead — the titular “pet” to a sophisticated career woman who adopts him as her companion — many moons ago. It took longer to cast the female lead, to be played by Kim Haneul (Road No. 1), who joined the project after other big names were tossed around for the role like Athena’s Su Ae and Will It Snow For Christmas’ Han Ye-seul. Despite her character’s success in her work and her stunning looks, she’s pretty bumbling with personal relationships (especially romance). His character is a rising ballet dancer, with dreams of becoming a musical actor and choreographer. The story follows the “simple love” that unfolds between them.

According to her management, her hopes for this film include positioning Kim as a Hallyu star. Her action-comedy movie Level 7 Civil Servant (aka My Girlfriend Is an Agent) had some success in Japan, and she intends to increase her activities there following You’re My Pet.

The movie is directed by Kim Byung-gon, who seems relatively new to directing; he was an assistant director for the short film One Day and the feature film Stroll. Not, perhaps, the most encouraging résumé, but one can always hope for the best.

This project, based on the Japanese manga (with a j-dorama as well, back in 2003), was announced for a Korean film remake a full year ago with Jang Geun-seok attached. But ever since those early announcement teasing various stars in the lead roles, we’ve heard a curious silence on the subject, and Jang went on to film a drama series in the interim (the ill-fated Mary Stayed Out All Night). So it’s a relief to see that the production is, at long last, getting the wheels back in motion.

Kim heads to Japan on March 3 for the press conference, while Jang preceded her there. You’re My Pet plans to begin filming soon — Kim will have to wrap Blind, her thriller with Yoo Seung-ho, first, which completes in April — and is aiming for a theatrical release in the latter half of the year.

Via DongA

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Thank the mountains that stand tall in the skies that KHJ was a rumour. Thank goodness. Thank goodness.

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I watched the Kimi wa Petto! andd I am a Matsujun fan so i really liked him in there..

In korea version I dont think nobody can do better from uri Jang Geun-seok!! not because there isnt better actors but he is too cute and really fit for the role !!

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Yayayayayyyyy!!!!!
Seriously.... KHN....YaY
I loveeee her.... Nver failed to charm me in every character she played in...
Comedy, drama, horror, action, melo, roman... She is just so perfect...
And wowww, she wraps up her movie with Yoo Seung Ho !! Man, I love this boy....

I"m not very fond about the male lead, but as the char is a pet that adopted by KHN, I assumed he might be a type of cute, childish like... Which is fits his looks...
He looks 'pretty'....

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Kimi Wa Petto has a fan made MV called Breathe Me by Lilamaybee2 which you might enjoy if you're a fan. It's posted on Youtube.

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I think they don´t match :/... let´s see

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Same sentiments here! Though I kinda enjoyed the J-drama in the first few episodes, I didn't like the ending (there was little character development/maturity). The manga remains the best in that aspect, so I do hope they follow the manga rather than the drama.

Anyways, looks interesting. Hope they finally finish it...and with justice!

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So I'm not sure about this. Jang Geun- Seok seems too "bad boy" for the role..
But then again, MatsuJun was pretty "bad boy" in Hana Yori Dango and did an excellent job as Momo. He fit perfectly into the role.
He did have some comical parts that resembled how he acted in Kimi wa Petto from Hana Yori Dango though, while Jang Geun-Seok's pouts and smiles are the only things that were sort of funny.
Anyways, even though I'm a little doubtful about how this will work, I'm looking forward to seeing Jang Geun-Seok's portrayal of Momo, as JGS is one of my favourite Korean actors.

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