Following the box office success of the2001 movie “Friend”, which attracted a total of 8.13million audiences, the TV version is set to meet viewers this summer.
The production company, Ocean Drive, announced on the 3rd that “Friend, The Untold Story“, with Hyun Bin and Kim Min Joon playing the leading roles, has began filming on 28th Jan and is scheduled to finish filming in mid June. Director Kwak Kyung Taek from the movie version is also the PD for the drama.
Director Kwak Kyung Taek said: “There will always be some legendary characters during everyone’s high school years. The drama will be infused with plot elements such as learning, fighting and dating, which will trigger viewers’ memories of their teenage years.”
Some production stills from the first few days of filming were also released today. I will have to salute anyone who managed to recognize them on first glance, because I couldn’t. It took me a while to figure out the first pitcure especially with their ultra-short 80s-90s hair styles.
This 20-episode MBC drama, which depicts the story of 4 friends set in the 1980s, will be “pre-completed”, meaning it will not be “film-as-you-broadcast”, like most Korean dramas do. Apart from Hyun Bin and Kim Min Joon, Seo Do Young, Wang Ji Hye, Lee Bo Yeon and Jung Yoo Mi will also be participating in this project.
Source: Yonhap News