Joint Security Area, the drama special
With the musical version of Joint Security Area (JSA) finally debuting late last year (after a three year delay) and ending its moderately successful run this month, it comes as no surprise that yet another iteration of the wildly popular movie (the 2000 film starring Lee Byung-heon, Song Kang-ho and Lee Young-ae catapulted director Park Chan-wook to fame and was the highest grossing film of its time) is in the works.
KBS is preparing a drama special based on the novel DMZ by Park Sang-yeon, on which both the movie and musical versions of JSA were based. A source said that the special is in the early planning stages: KBS is still seeking publication rights from Park Sang-yeon, and tentative assignments are for Park Pil-joo to write the script and Kim Jin-woo to direct (together, the two have a handful of drama specials under their belt).
Once the publication rights have been attained and casting finalized, the drama special will head to production and is anticipated to air this September.
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