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Korean pic reborn as TV series

'Tazza' star Cho replaced by Jang

SEOUL — The 2006 Korean hit movie “Tazza” has been remade as a TV series for broadcaster SBS.

Original gambling actioner, which was based on a well-known cartoon series, was helmed by Choi Dong-hoon and produced by Sidus FNH. It grossed some $44 million at the local box office.

For the SBS skein, which preemed Sept. 16, actor Jang Hyuk replaces Cho Seung-woo as lead character Goni, while Kang Sung-yeon replaces Kim Hye-soo as Madam Jung, and Kim Ghab-soo stands in for Kim Yun-seok as Ah-gwi. Kim Min-jun joins the cast as a dual character likened to Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader.

But the switch-arounds are seen as little problem for auds. The comicbook series penned by Hur Young-man represented classic pulp fiction as it came in four volumes, each with different characters.

A film sequel, “Tazza 2,” helmed by wunderkind Jang Jun-hwan (“Save the Green Planet”) is set for release at the end of the year.

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