Korean film ‘The Beauty Inside’ to get drama remake

The Beauty Inside will be adapted into a drama next year. This was announced on November 17 by an official from the movie’s production company. According to the official, the upcoming drama adaptation will be shot in the first half of 2018 and while the air date is still unknown, cable network JTBC is being targeted as the broadcaster. The producers of the remake have been in talks with the network since April but they have yet to confirm whether JTBC finally agreed on to broadcast the drama.

The official added that the upcoming remake has gone beyond the development stage and is now in the process of securing its cast who will take part in the production next year. However, no details about the potential leads have been revealed, nor about the director of the series.

The Beauty Inside Poster

The Beauty Inside is based on the 2012 American social film of the same name that was developed by Intel & Toshiba. It is a fantasy romance feature film about a man, played by Kim Dae-myung (Misaeng), who wakes up every day with a new body and struggles to stay connected to the woman he loves, portrayed by Han Hyo-joo (W-Two Worlds). The actors who played the individuals whose bodies were taken over by the man include Park Shin-hye,  Park Seo-joo, Seo Kang-joon, Lee Jin-wook, Yoo Yeon-seok, Chun Woo-hee, Juri Ueno, and Kim Joo-hyuk. According to a production insider, unlike in the film where the man undergoes the body-swapping, a female character will be the one who will switch to different bodies in the upcoming remake.

The original South Korean film was released in Korea on August 20, 2015, and grossed an estimated $14.7 million from over 2 million admissions. The recently confirmed adaptation is not a first for the film as Fox 2000 announced in January this year its own American movie version starring Game of Thrones actress Emilia Clarke. 

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