Psychological thriller webtoon Out of the World gets drama adaptation on OCN
OCN is my go-to cable channel when I want to feel psychological chills and see some quality action thrills, and they’ve lined up a great schedule for year 2017. Right now, Voice is airing to solid ratings, and it’s also got Choi Jin-hyuk’s time-traveling cop procedural coming up in March. Planning ahead, OCN has just announced their latest drama project, titled Save Me. It’s an adaptation based on a Korean webtoon with the literal title Out of the World, a popular series in the mystery-suspense genre by Jo Geum-san.
The drama is unusual in subject matter, in that it deals with the rescue of a young woman who’s trapped in a cult. It’s a story that begins by breaking the bystander effect — where people just ignore victims who cry for help, assuming that some other individual will step in and be the Good Samaritan. It’s like a thought experiment into what real people would do if they heard someone cry for help.
In this drama, a girl is surrounded by suspicious people and quietly whispers, “Save me!” in a dark neighborhood alleyway, and a couple of unemployed youths hear her and run to her rescue. They discover that she’s trapped in some kind of pseudo-religious cult and try to help her, but what ensues is a sequence of horrifying tension-filled events that make us wonder more about the science of the human psyche.
Director Kim Sung-soo (Running Wild, No Name) and Producer Lee Jae-moon (Misaeng, Signal) will be working with rookie Writer Jung Shin-gyu for this upcoming drama adaptaion. No air date has been announced, but it’ll probably be in the latter half of this year, seeing that they haven’t started casting yet and OCN’s schedule’s pretty packed until May.
Via IS Plus