Satoshi Ono and Ikuta Toma to star in Japanese version of Korean Drama, Maou.
(Japanese online gossip source: Entame) What’s up with all the remakes? I finished my exams today (yoohoo!) and the first piece of interesting news…. another remake. We know Hollywood’s running out of steam, remaking everything from Sympathy for Lady Vengeance , My Sassy Girl (saw it somewhere on Popseoul!) , The Eye, The Ring, uhhh… anymore? (I’m sure there are, just not really working it.)
And Japan has already done the Sassy Girl, and now KBS’ Ma Wang (above, right picture). WHICH btw stars TOP’s Noona girlfriend (Noona = elder sister), Shin Min Ah. -_-. The spectre of my love rival’s haunting me. Anyway I shall not digress.
The combination of Satoshi Ono and Ikuta Toma is very sexy + attractive though. Satoshi Ono will play Jun Ji Hoon’s character, a lawyer whose blood relative gets killed which causes him to want to seek revenge. Unlike Jun Ji Hoon, lovely Ono does NOT look like a goose with too long a neck and an irritating gait ( I did NOT like Goong, and likewise have quite antagonistic feelings towards Jun Ji Hoon.) Ono had to cut his hair and dye it black for the movie, and said that he was looking forward to the role.
Toma will play Uhm Tae-woong’s character, the guy at the police office who was always frowning and violently angry in the Korean version. I have to confess though I only watched ONE episode but was a bit turned off. haha. Now, WHO is going to play Shin Min Ah’s character? Lucky girl who gets two cute guys you say. Well, Entame did NOT report on thAT.
Also, correct me if I’m wrong but isn’t this Ono’s first dorama? I haven’t been following them long enough to be sure…… but all I’ve ever heard of him are his Butais. In any case Entame also commented that Ono’s sudden move to the small screen, in a lead role some more, is quite ‘worrying’, but given his experience with Butais he should be okay. Entame also pondered on the possibility of the main theme song for the dorama to be sung by Toma + Ono, à la Seishun Amigo with Shunji to Akira. hMMM. In any case, the Japanese version already wins the Korean version hands down in terms of cast. Haha. Maybe remakes ain’t such a bad idea anymore. ^_^
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