Romcom classic My Sassy Girl will get a K-drama remake
My Sassy Girl, the 2001 romantic comedy film starring Jeon Ji Hyun and Cha Tae Hyun, is one of the most popular Korean comedies of all time. Now the movie that catapulted Jeon Ji Hyun to stardom is getting a remake — as a K-drama.
For those who haven't seen the original version, My Sassy Girl began with a series of blog posts by Kim Ho Sik where he shared true stories about his relationship with his girlfriend. The posts were turned into a best-selling novel, and the film was then based on the novel.
The movie was so popular that it already inspired American and Japanese remakes and an unofficial Chinese sequel, as well as an official sequel starring Victoria of f(x). Although the sequel, My New Sassy Girl, completed filming in early 2015, it has yet to be released.
Now we can add a K-drama to the list! Raemorngraein, the company in charge of the production, announced that My Sassy Girl will become a drama and that they hope to begin filming soon for a release date this year. So far, there are no specifics on which broadcaster will air the show or who will star in the series.
Whoever takes on the role of "The Girl" certainly has some big shoes to fill! Do you think this remake is a good idea? Who could you see in the leading roles? Share your thoughts in the comments.
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