Popular Web Cartoon Gets "Gangnam Style" Remake
A popular web cartoon that surrounds the life of fashion leaders will be adapted into a TV series next February. "Fashion King," which was first published online on May 5 of 2011 by cartoonist Keean84, will be remade as a drama titled "Gangnam Style," production firm Achieve Group DN told the magazine Thursday.
The company changed the title of the remake to distinguish it from SBS "Fashion King," starring Yoo A-in and Shin Se-gyeong, which the officials say has no relevance at all to the original comic strip.
"We haven't finalized the casting process yet," an official said, adding that on which channel it will air the remake will be announced on a later date.
Into its 66th episode, the comic is still being published on Korea's portal Naver. With its growing popularity, readers have been posting their own casting versions on blogs that include model-turned-actor Ryoo Seung-bum and actor Jang Keun-suk.
Yoo Ah In’s Fashion King got competition from Web-toon ‘Fashion King’
Yoo Ah In new drama ‘Fashion King‘ is currently in the pre-production stage and soon will reach shooting stage for March debut in SBS.
But, in the last couple of days, there’s news that another drama titled Fashion King will also be filmed. The later Fashion King is based on a web cartoon uploaded in Naver site and has no relation at all with Yoo Ah In’s.
The web-cartoon Fashion King centers its story in the people who wants to look gorgeous.
The news of the most popular web-cartoon Fashion King goes into drama received great response from South Korean netizen (became trending topic) and from many advertiser companies (who want to place ads) and from broadcasting stations (who want to air that drama).
Rumor has it that several big names were approached to star the drama such as Jang Geun Suk, Ryoo Seung Bum, Yoon Doo Joon and other names which resulted in positive response from those stars.
The production company who will produce web-cartoon based Fashion King (Achieve Group) is the same production company who made hit drama Secret Garden and The Princess’ Man.
They said that web-cartoon based Fashion King will start shooting in the first half of 2012 and considered this web-cartoon huge popularity they won’t make fans disappointed by cast top stars and top production team.
So, will this web-cartoon based drama Fashion King hurt Yoo Ah In’s Fashion King ? We don’t thing so.
With story totally different, each drama will grab different type of audience.
Yoo Ah In’s Fashion King with its melodrama style will definitely charms ajummas, while the trendy web-cartoon based drama Fashion King will likely made for younger audience.
Source : Etnews
Web Toon "Fashion King" to be made into drama
Webtoon "Fashion King" was announced to be made as a drama and is getting great response. Drama "Fashion King" is being searched on all portal sites and netizens can't wait to get more news.
Advertisement companies have also been calling the production company ever since the news and calls have been coming in from broadcasting companies as well.
Actual images of the webtoon Jang Geun-seok, Ryoo Seung-beom, Jang Yoon-joo, Yoon Doo-joon and several other top stars have been chosen as candidates for the drama. All the stars mentioned above are actually showing positive responses about starring in the drama.
The production revealed that, "Although we have been getting many questions about the cast, nothing can be revealed at the moment and we will release a media report when we can".
Netizens say, "I wish the cast was revealed soon", "I want to see the drama as soon as possible", "I am so curious as to how it will turn out" and more.
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Jang Keun Suk says it’s not true that he appears on Gangnam Style
Jang Keun Suk recently said it’s not true that he will appear in a new drama series Gangnam Style, a drama version of the cartoon series Fashion King.
On October 24, it was reported that Jang recently decided to appear in a new drama series, Gangnam Style. However, Jang’s agency said, “It’s not true. Jang Keun Suk has never been offered a role in the series.”
Fashion King is a cartoon series of Kian84, published since 2011. It has attracted a lot of attention by frankly and comically describing today’s fashion trend.
Because a drama series of the same title aired earlier, the production company of the series changed the title to Gangnam Style. It’s scheduled to air in February next year, and the shooting will start at the end of December.
The production company says, “The new drama series Gangnam Style doesn’t have anything to do with Psy’s ‘Gangnam Style.’ Based on the popular cartoon series Fashion King, it will introduce the fashion trend of today.”
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