Eleven years after My Sassy Girl first hit theaters and went on to be a major box office hit, a television drama remake has now been green-lit.
Television drama production agency RamongRaein is pursuing a TV drama remake of the popular romantic comedy movie.
The agency had originally begun taking scripts early this year but was unable to settle on a script and writer until recently. It has since, settled on a potential script and is now targeting a premiere of the drama sometime in the latter half of 2013.
A source close to the production shared the agency is planning a 16-episode run and casting had yet to begun.
The original movie catapulted its main stars, Jun Ji Hyun and Cha Tae Hyun, to nationwide stardom. As such, many are wondering who will fill their big shoes and whether they will be able to find the same level of success as the original stars.
Lee Byung-heon will be given ‘Star of the Year’ award.
On December 13th, Lee Byung-heon will be awarded ‘Star of the Year’ award during CineAsia 2012 Award.
Lee Byung-heon will be visiting Hong Kong to attend the event himself. Lee Byung-heon has been keeping himself busy by casting in ‘Gwang Hae’, ‘G.I.Joe’, and ‘Red 2′, and he will be recognized as the hottest star of Asia.
Lee Byung-heon said, “Lee Byung-heon is treating this as a great honor.”
During last three years, ‘Star of the Year’ awards have been given to Chinese actors/actresses, including Lee Bingbing(2011), Zhang ZiYi(2010), and Zhou Xun(2009). Back in 2007, Rain became the first Korean star to win the award, but Tang Wei also won the award with him.
CineAsia Award is an annual movie exhibition which takes place in Hong Kong every December, and it is a prestigious event where movie distributors and theater officials from all over the world attend.
On the other hand, CineAsia 2012 Award will take place from December 11th until 13th at Hong Kong Convention&Exhibition Centre.
After rumors began escalating in recent weeks of a romantic relationship between Ha Jung Woo and Kim Tae Hee, Han Jung Woo’s agency has stepped forward to address the talks.
Ha Jung Woo’s Fantagio CEO, Na Byung Joon issued a statement on October 16 denying the dating rumors saying, “We have heard the rumors as well and verified the truth behind it. However, the rumors are completely untrue.”
The CEO added, “It hasn’t been long since [Ha Jung Woo] broke up with his previous girlfriend and he has no time [to date] because of his production schedule.”
Ha Jung Woo also explained through his agency that though he was close with Kim Tae Hee and frequently encounters her in events and other parties, he was close with other male and female actors as well and believed the rumors began from fans who hold a lot of interest in the two actors.
Na Byung Joon also denied the two actors had ever starred in a movie titled Clean Boyfriend together, as had been incorrectly stated multiple times online, and the purported movie poster of the two together floating around online was a fake.
Lee Da Hae has won the best actress award for her acting in China at the “LETV Movie and Drama Awards” held on October 9th in Shanghai.
Lee Da Hae has gained enormous popularity and recognition for her work in the chinese drama Love Actually.
Lee Da Hae was nominated in the category of best actress in a television drama and was announced as the winner during the evening’s ceremony.
Coming on stage to receive her award, Lee Da Hae thanked all her fans in fluent Mandarin and received a passionate response from the crowd.
Hae’s Forestar Entertainment reflected on the honor saying, “We are extremely thankful when thinking of the enormous popularity [Lee Da Hae] is receiving in not only in Korea but China and the rest of Asia. This award was validation of Lee Da Hae’s position in Asia and she will continue to engage in a variety of activities to return your love and support.”
By spcnet.tv on October 10th, 2012 | Korean Dramas
The second season to the 2004 hit Korean romantic comedy “Full House” will premiere in Korea on Oct. 22 on cable channel SBS Plus.
“Full House Take 2″ stars actress Hwang Jung Eum and actors No Min Woo and Park Ki Woong.
In the sequel, Hwang Jung Eum plays instructor Jang Man-ok, who gets involved with Lee Tae Ik (No Min Woo) and Won Kang Hwi (Park Ki Woong), members of the idol group Take One.
Fans are already anticipating the pilot episode of “Full House 2″ to see if it is comparable to the original series.
“Full House 2″ started airing in Japan last Oct. 5 on channel TBS 1.
Hwang Jang Eum is an award-winning actress who starred in such dramas as “East of Eden” and “High Kick Through The Roof” in 2009, “Giant” in 2010 and “Can You Hear My Heart” in 2011.
No Min Woo’s credits include “Pasta” (2010), “My Girlfriend is a Nine-Tailed Fox” (2010) and “Midas” in 2011.
On the other hand, Park Ki Woong has appeared in dramas such as “Drama City” in 2007, “Chuno” in 2010 and “The Musical” in 2011.
The original “Full House” became a hit in 2004 and launched the careers of singer Rain and actress Song Hye-Kyo to stardom.
It became No. 1 in the ratings for all of its 16 episodes and got the highest of 42 percent for its finale.It earned Rain his best actor award and Song Hye Kyo an excellence in acting award in the 2004 KBS Drama Awards.
The series was exported to several countries including the Philippines where it also became popular.
In 2009, GMA Network made an adaptation of “Full House” starring Richard Gutierrez and Heart Evangelista.
“Full House Take 2″ was jointly produced by Korea, Japan and China.
SBS has announced that it has cast Kim Tae Hee for the iconic role of Lady Jang Hee Bin in the upcoming drama Jang Ok Jung.
Lady Jang Hee Bin is one of Korea’s best known royal concubines of the Joseon Dynasty and became known for her hunger for power and ruthless plotting before she was sentenced to death.
Joo Sang Wook and Park Han-Byul had underwear pictorial for underwear brand Bodyguard. Se7en are you jealous? The two look good and Joo Sang Wook sports a nice six pack of abs, though the photos look to be airbrushed quite a bit.
Here are the pics. What do you think?
The latest KBS Korean Drama, “My Fair Lady”, piloted yesterday with a whopping 17.4 % viewership ratings. The drama had high expectations since it stars popular teen idol Yoon Eun Hye who makes a TV comeback after her last drama hit “Coffee Prince” in 2007. Eun Hye plays a spoiled, rich character this time hoping to give the audience a refreshing change from her previous character types.
Click here for more information and pictures on “My Fair Lady”.
All Singaporean fans must have rejoiced because Korean heartthrob Hyun Bin and beautiful actress Song Hye-Kyo were filming in Singapore for their new drama “The World They Live In” since September 1st. The 16-episode Korean drama is set in Singapore for a few episodes and is about the TV and movie production industry. It will also be the first drama where Hyun and Song work together in a TV series so we will see if sparks can fly between these two.
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