Lee Dong-wook becomes Iron Man
Well that only took forever. We were gettin’ down to the wire here, and I started to fear that Joseon Gunman’s extension had to do with its follow-up drama’s drama. But KBS’s upcoming supernatural series Iron Man finally has its hero in Lee Dong-wook, who’s just barely coming off the set of his last drama Hotel King. Eh, I hear rest is overrated anyway.
He’s reportedly in final negotiations, and most stories call it a nearly done deal. Meanwhile leading lady Shin Se-kyung (When a Man Loves) has confirmed, which isn’t a huge surprise since she’s been attached to the project through multiple rounds of hero searches. The pairing actually seems best in this round, though I wouldn’t watch a drama for either actor — I like Lee Dong-wook and he can be good, but I don’t follow him from project to project, and well, I try to avoid things Shin Se-kyung does.
The drama comes from writer Kim Gyu-wan (Cinderella’s Sister, Piano) and PD Kim Yong-soo (Sword and Flower, Equator Man), and tells the story of a wealthy man with a prickly demeanor who suddenly develops a supernatural ability. It’s described as knives sprouting from his body, leaving him covered in scars. Well, if there’s one thing I know from watching Lee Dong-wook in dramas, it’s that he’ll look really good while showing us those scars. Repeatedly. In the shower.
Shin Se-kyung plays a meddlesome heroine who butts into the hero’s life and helps him become “a real person,” whatever the heck that means, and they fall in love as he learns to deal with his inner pain and his newfound… skill? Curse? Adamantium-laced skeleton? Your guess is as good as mine.
Iron Man follows Joseon Gunman and premieres September 10.
Via My Daily
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