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Shin Ha-kyun in talks for new Lee Jun-ik drama


Shin Ha-kyun, Lee Jun-ik

It’s been reported that Shin Ha-kyun (Beyond Evil) may be looking at a quick turnaround with a new drama directed by award-winning director Lee Jun-ik. Called Beyond the Memory (Korean title: Yonder), this drama is about a dystopian future.

If Shin Ha-kyun confirms, Beyond the Memory will be his first project with the online streaming platform TVING. Since Director Lee Jun-ik has been a mainstay in Chungmuro, I expected Beyond the Memory to be a film. However, it looks like Lee Jun-ik is taking his first foray into creating a mid-form drama (meaning each episode’s runtime will be no longer than 60 minutes).

There’s a lot of interest from the press because both Shin Ha-kyun and Lee Jun-ik were Grand Prize winners at this year’s Baeksang Arts Awards for their work in Beyond Evil and The Book of Fish, respectively. Additionally, Jo Yeo-jung’s (Parasite) name has also been thrown around as a potential female lead. Talk about a talent explosion!

Beyond the Memory is being co-written by Kim Jung-hoon (Pirates 2), Oh Seung-hyun (Swindlers), and Kim Sung-chul, and it’ll probably start filming in the latter half of this year.

Via JTBC, Newsen

 
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Lee jun ik is directing a drama?? Very curious how it'll go.

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Not related to the specific content of this post, but has anyone been able to watch The Book of Fish?

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