When I said that I was Monkey King’d out, I guess I didn’t really mean it because this one is so out of the box that I would gladly tune in to watch. The Hong sisters are working on their latest k-drama Hwayugi, which is a modern-day fantasy romance very loosely inspired by the classic tale of Journey to the West for obvious reasons.
In fact, the Chinese translation for Journey to the West is Xi You Ji, so what they’re doing here is dropping West from the title and replacing it with Flower. I’m just gonna take it to mean that a flower boy is on his way to become the Monkey King and it is awesome. Park Bo Gum does have that look of mischief that would be perfect for the part, so I kind of knew what role he was up for even before reading up on it.
His management company has released a statement saying that the actor has been offered the role and that he is considering it along with other projects. Meanwhile, Cha Seung Won is up for the role of the Bull Demon King.
Hwayugi is expected to air the latter part of the year on tvN.
Heard the monk will be a girl and is the love interest of the Monkey King. The role is currently rumored to be offered to Park Shin Hye.
Now that's just really weird to think about. I wonder if the Chinese will be offended by this.
You beat me to it! Lol xD I read about this yesterday and knew you'd be interested although it's meant to be a modern day spin-off of the original – that seems to be the trend with fantasy K-Dramas lately.
yes.. once i saw it, i knew I needed to post about it haha But seriously, the breaking news has got to be the Song-Song couple wedding, which I am guessing u heard about already? It's so shocking in a good way:)
that is a really big twist, i like it though.. feel like it it isn't offensive at all as long as it's clear that it's a play on the original, which seems to be the case. I don't know though now that you mention it, i wonder what netizens think too.
I did! I'm sure the news sent everyone in Korea dazed and confused xD It's gonna be the hottest K-celeb wedding this year for sure, unless I hear news that Park Seo Joon and Kim Ji Won are dating 😀