SBS has announced that they might air Daepoongsoo (tentative title), a 50-episode historical drama about the founding of the Joseon dynasty with Joo Ji Hoon headlining. It was supposed to go up by the end of 2011, but might be reconsidered for the end of 2012 since production is still in the air.
This would have been Joo’s comeback after he completes his service in November. He had also halted his acting career in 2009 due to being caught for illegal drug use.
I would be SO excited, because I really like him. He knows how to emote, and is the first (and rare) actor who made me cry while watching a drama (it was Goong). But since this is really way off in the future, I won’t keep my hopes up too high, since casting changes are sudden and fickle.
They’ve set the date for December 2. They’ve been dating for 5 years now (whooo freakin’ long!), and met on the set of a photo shoot in 2003. They were friends until they announced their relationship back in May 2007.
It’s good news after news of Yoo Ji Tae’s feature-length directorial debut came out. Yoo is currently working on a screenplay about a female migrant laborer, which I think would be interesting as there are plenty of immigrant workers in Korea. While “migrant” does not necessarily mean “immigrant,” I think it would be interesting if the film was about someone who’s not natively from Korea. Anyways – he’s already directed four short films, but this will be his first feature-length film.
I have been so enveloped in Korea news that I forget about Taiwan and Japan sometimes…
So in apologies – I offer a juicy still of Jiro Wang and Gu Hye Sun from their new Taiwanese drama Absolute Boyfriend. After Wu Zun dropped out of the project, his fellow Fahrenheit member stepped in. Jiro Wang plays the perfect boyfriend out of a box. He falls on top of Gu – NAKED – in this scene. Jiro Wang wore only skin colored safety pants (HEE!) that he said looked like diapers. Gu commented that she would have had him wear more clothes if she were the director.
Haha – I have not been updating as of late… been really busy.
One thing that caught my eye over the weekend was the possibility of Gu Hye Sun and Wu Zun starring in a Taiwanese drama together – a remake of the Japanese drama Absolute Boyfriend. The drama is about a woman who gets the perfect robot boyfriend and they fall in love when the robot boyfriend develops real emotions. Honestly – how does this gal get to work with every hot male star!?!?!?! Anyways – I don’t know if this drama will happen or is feasible – and I wonder if Gu will be dubbed, or if she can really speak Mandarin fluently.
During the press conference for his new drama Sungkyunkwan ScandalMicky Yoochun made a remark about his (former?) band DBSK. Yoochun is one of the three – along with Jaejoong and Junsu – who raised a lawsuit against SM Entertainment in regards to their contract. Though it led to the group ceasing their activities indefinitely, Yoochun says he still gets along with everyone in the group. They don’t keep in touch as often since they’re all busy with their own solo projects, but it’s not like they all hate each other for what happened. That’s good to hear – since it’s a shame to allow business ruin personal relationships. The rest of the cast was there too – and they were dressed in their traditional school garb for the conference. The drama will air in September.
HunanTV in China will begin filming the remake to Autumn in My Heart this August. The lead actor will be Zhang Han, known famously for his role in Meteor Shower. The second male lead will be played by Dennis Oh (I didn’t realize he could speak Chinese… or they may end up dubbing his lines). But fear not if you don’t like remakes – the production company stated that the drama will not be as dramatically heavy (thank God) and will have a more modern twist to it.
Yoon Eun Hye has been confirmed for her comeback drama – and it will be in the drama series Love Song, or as it was previously known, Comrades, Almost a Love Story. (It’s Hong Kong title was Tian Mi Mi). In this drama remake, Yoon will take on the main female role opposite Park Yong Ha as Yoo Chae Hwa, the “unforgettable” first love of a man, who comes to Korea from China.
I am now DOUBLY excited for this – with reservations. I was very excited for My Fair Lady and was bored to death and disappointed. I hope the same does not happen with this drama, and if I do watch it, it will probably be the first melodrama-romance I’ve seen in a while. I’m hoping that Yoon can immerse herself completely in this role, because when she does, she’s good. It’s also about time she has a hit. She’s been pretty consistent so far in having a one-hit-one-miss record. (Goong: hit; Vineyard Man: miss; Coffee Prince: mega hit; My Fair Lady: miss.)
C.N. Blue will be hosting their first live concert ever on July 31st – a concert that is solely theirs. It will be held at the AX Hall in Seoul. And if you can’t wait until then, you can check them out in a new spread in Vogue Girl.
T.O.P. is finally releasing a solo single! (About time really – after Taeyang and G-Dragon’s solo albums, and Daesung even singing a duet with Lee Hyori, I was waiting for when T.O.P. would do something on his own musically.) The single is “Turn It Up,” and you can check out the teaser below.
Many mention about his eyebrow raising to the beat – and I see why. It really is cool – even though it’s a simple move.