Choi Jin-hyuk courted for new KBS zombie drama
Just coming off of his OCN action-crime drama Rugal, it looks like Choi Jin-hyuk may be returning to us with a new drama called Zombie Detective. It’s been reported that he’s been courted for the lead role in this upcoming KBS drama, as the CEO of a private investigations firm.
When he turns into a zombie, he loses his memory and goes into hiding in the mountainside. He humbly decides to accept his fate as a zombie. In order to survive, he adjusts his gait and speech pattern to resemble a human, and he even learns how to bleed realistically. (But no details yet on how he’ll stop his limbs from rotting and falling off.)
After four years of hiding, he comes across a corpse without friends or family, and decides to take on its identity and return to the human world. It turns out that the corpse is the head of a PI agency, and the zombie begins to solve mysteries in order to fit in with his new identity.
It’s not clear yet whether or not this will lean towards comedy or darker in tone, but it would be nice to see Choi Jin-hyuk take on a role that lets him use his action skills while showing off his comedic timing.
KBS drama Zombie Detective is currently being written by Baek Eun-jin (Heartbreak Library), and will be directed by PD Shim Jae-hyun (The Producers).
Via IS Plus