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Kim Soo-hyun eyes alien fusion sageuk drama

This casting is nowhere near final, but it is certainly worth talking about because ALIENS! TIME TRAVELING! THROUGH JOSEON! Yes, really.

It Actor Kim Soo-hyun is reportedly looking at a new drama to continue his hot streak (he’s on fiyah these days, with his spy-action-comedy Covertly Grandly, not to mention his box-office-blockbuster The Thieves), and SBS has one they’d love to lure him in with titled Man From Another Star.

At the center of the drama is a handsome and capable alien who first landed on Earth (via UFO, naturally) 400 years ago during the Joseon era, who lives through to the current era when he falls in love with an actress. How is this NOT going to be awesome? Wait, don’t answer that. But it’s such a wacky premise that I can’t help but want it to be a smash hit. In the way that it succeeds, I mean, not in the way that I want to smash and hit things.

This could be a great role for Kim Soo-hyun, who has tried his hand (and succeeded) at a variety of genres already. We know he can do sageuk (Moon/Sun) and melodramas (Will It Snow for Christmas, Giant, Father’s House), and he’s got a lovely groundedness to his dramatic acting. On the other hand, he’s also got a mischievous streak a mile wide and is great with comedy too (Covertly Grandly, Dream High). He’s perfect for this! The only other option who might be better is Kim Woo-bin… and now I want them to play time-traveling alien brothers. Pretty please, SBS?

Granted, this drama sounds a little bit Rooftop Vampire Idol Alien In-hyun’s Man Has Faith, and we’ve seen these plot parts in many a drama already. But here’s proof that while there is nothing new under the sun, you can make something old fresh again by dressing it up with just the right tweaks. Writing is Park Ji-eun of the zippy and popular weekend series You Who Rolled In Unexpectedly, so we can expect light funnies, while PD Jang Tae-woo has more serious fare under his belt (Tree With Deep Roots, Painter of the Wind) that’ll come in handy for the sageuk bits.

Man From Another Star is being prepped as a Wednesday-Thursday drama for SBS later this year.

Via Osen

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I would like to see Soo Hyun and Eunjung paired up in the drama since DH. So it would be nice to see them both in this drama as the leads.

This would allow SBS to make up with Eunjung and for Eunjung to have a great come back.

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I bet he's really a timelord lol.

Anyways, I really like this kind of premise and I too am questioning what ever happened to the lead female character being a normal person with a normal job. (and not a candy). but I guess they're also gunning for meta stuffs?

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Eunjung...hmmmm...

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I thought of Kim Woo-Bin too, but this drama is supposedly following Heirs, in which , we all know Woo-Bin is going to be, I don't think he will jump right into the next drama after Heirs... though I really wouldn't mind him to :D

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Yes,... and who will be the protagonist?... I hope KIM SO EUN... it seems to me that two of them can make a great couple...! Please who is kim so eun, will be the perfect couple...! who agree with me?

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yeah.. they'll become a sweet couple. hope she will be the lead female in this drama. :)

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The premise actually sounds similar to how Gu Family Book ended, lol. Just change Alien to Gumiho, and you've described a very patient monster waiting centuries for love. ;)

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Is it really confirmed? Despite the writing mess of TMTETS I still liked Kim Soo Hyun. Too bad they didn't tone down on the fated stuff etc. SBS dramas seem to be winning it for me so far this year! Can't wait.

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"The only other option who might be better is Kim Woo-bin… and now I want them to play time-traveling alien brothers."
OMFG!! I would die. Now if only Woobin can drop Heirs and do this instead. This just sounds wayyy more interesting than playing yet another high school student (most likely some douche). I'm just sad he's not given more roles like these instead of being typecasted again. I think he does weird and comedy well.

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hope kim so eun will be the lead female for this drama. they'll become a great couple!!!

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To be honest, it sounds like Doctor Who. (minus all the action and angry feels toward Moffat, of course.)

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JUNG SO MIN ..PLS.....

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Seriously, that girl is so talented but also very dedicated to her studies. It's great that she wants more and more knowledge, but it sucks for us as fans because we don't get to see her on screen very often.

It'd be amazing to see her paired in an actual drama with Kim Soo Hyun!

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Please BAE SUZY the female lead role :)) hoping for their reunion in small screen, and SUZY really did well in Gu Family Book drama, so Bae Suzy Kim Soo Hyun

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Heavens no. Forgive me for my comment against your bias but to be honest, she needs to stay away from anything sageuk. Cute doesn't cut it and that is what she is. She still have a long long way to go.

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LOL bless that girl, but she needs a break from k-drama.
Or stick to roles that she knows she can portray on her acting level.
I wouldn't mind her as a side character or doing cameos.

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Kim Soo Hyun.................I KNEW IT IS COMING SOON....BUT MAKE IT 60 EPISODES...
CAUSE I LIKE HIM .....SINCE "GIANT"

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no idols puhlease!!! IMO KSH has a lot of fans already and he doesn't need an idol co-star to garner more views! spare us the awkwardness of a newbie-wannabe and hire someone who can actually deliver and act on par with his level. jebal SBS jebal!!!

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