Classic Hong Kong Film ‘Comrades’ To Get Korean Series Treatment

Patrick Frater
Variety

Peter Chan Ho-sun’s classic Hong Kong tale “Comrades: Almost A Love Story,” is to be remade as a 20-part Korean TV series. The show is to be produced by Studio LYD.

Chan’s 1996 tale of two mainland Chinese trying to make a life in Hong Kong just prior to the territory’s handover from the U.K. former colonial power, is likely to be reframed as a North Korean or Chinese-Korean man who is taken under the wing of an ambitious woman in Seoul.

Studio LYD was formed by Joon Lee, former head of North Asia and head of original production for Mainland China for FOX Network Group, J.S. Kim, former CEO of CJ Entertainment and former president of KT Media Hub and Park Hyung Jun (“A Better Tomorrow” remake.)

“I’m very excited to be able to take one of Asia’s top melodramas and express it into a Korean drama. This is a story that I’m very passionate about and we plan to bring in one of Korea’s top writers to start on the project,” said Park.

Studio LYD is also developing the Korean remake of the Chinese hit web series, Go Princess Go with China’s LeTV and FOX Network Group.

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