×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

‘Sonata’ tunes up animated version

Hit South Korean TV drama heads to big-screen

SEOUL — Pan-Asian hit TV drama “Winter Sonata” (2002), from South Korea, will be remade in animated form, with star Bae Yong-joon dubbing the voice of the character that made him famous.

Co-produced by South Korea’s Key East, in which Bae is a major shareholder, and Japan’s Total Promotion, the animated project will be produced both as a 26-part TV series and as a theatrical feature. Both will be targeted at the entire Asian market, given the widespread appeal of the original TV drama.

Bae, one of the Korean Wave stars of the mid-2000s, is particularly popular in Japan, where the drama was broadcast to wide acclaim on NHK. He most recently appeared in the $46 million TV drama “Taewang-sasingi” (The Legend), which proved a hit both locally and in Japan.

More Film

  • ROAD TRIP – In Disney and

    Disney Boasts a Bevy of Hopefuls for Oscar's Original Song Race

    When the Academy announces its shortlist for song nominations on Dec. 16, you can be certain that at least one Disney song will be on it and probably more. Disney songs have been nominated 33 times in the past 30 years, winning 12 of the gold statuettes. This year, the studio has at least four [...]

  • Innovative Scores Elevated the Year's Documentaries

    Innovative Scores Elevated the Year's Documentaries

    It’s next to impossible for a documentary score to be Oscar-nominated alongside the dozens of fictional narratives entered each year. But it did happen, just once: In 1975, composer Gerald Fried was nominated for his music for “Birds Do It, Bees Do It,” a documentary on the mating habits of animals. Fried, now 91, perhaps [...]

  • Ron Leibman, Jessica Walter'Mary Stuart' Play

    Ron Leibman, Tony-Winning Actor Known for 'Angels in America' and 'Friends,' Dies at 82

    Ron Leibman, an Emmy-winning actor who garnered a Tony for his work in Broadway’s “Angels in America” and played the father of Jennifer Aniston’s Rachel Green on “Friends,” died on Friday. He was 82. Robert Attermann, CEO of Abrams Artists Agency, confirmed the news to Variety. No further details were immediately available. Leibman, a native [...]

  • After Parkland Documentary

    Documentaries Made in the Aftermath of Crime Tread a Careful Path

    Every year, documentaries that examine crimes are made. Some, such as Ezra Edelman’s “O.J.: Made in America,” Joshua Rofe’s “Lorena” and most recently Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg’s “The Preppy Murder: Death in Central Park,” study a single crime decades after the fact in hopes of establishing a greater clarity and understanding of traumatic events. [...]

  • Luca Guadagnino

    Luca Guadagnino on 'Call Me By Your Name' Sequel, His Childhood, Cinema Philosophy

    At the Marrakech Film Festival to give a masterclass, Italian master Luca Guadagnino spoke about the way he envisioned the sequel to “Call Me By Your Name,” as well as shared memories about his childhood and his vision of filmmaking. Guadagnino said that while the script of “Call Me By Your Name” is “strongly faithful” [...]

  • 700700 + Ted Turner Dedication. December

    Ted Turner Tributes Established With WarnerMedia Gift to University of Georgia

    WarnerMedia has established a scholarship, internship program and exhibition hall at the University of Georgia to be named after maverick media mogul Ted Turner. The company has gifted $550,000 to the university to create the Ted Turner Scholarship Fund, for students attending the school’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, which is also the [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content