Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul-starrer popular American crime-drama series Breaking Bad will be remade in Korea.
According to an exclusive report by Hankyeoreh, the South Korean remake is presently in the works and will include multiple seasons. The makers have planned for a total of four seasons with productions remaining in the planning stage. No official confirmations have been given about the project and it is also yet to be known about the lead actors of the show. Meanwhile, reports further suggest that the remake will be made under the banner of the JP E&M production house alongside Sony Pictures.
About the Korean remake:
According to fresh reports, the Korean remake of Breaking Bad will be directed by Lee Chang-Yeol. Speaking on the same, PD Park Bum Hoon from JP E&M confirmed the news and said, “We are working on a Korean version remake in collaboration with Sony Pictures, which has the copyright to ‘Breaking Bad’.”
The director is known for his previous works like ‘A Song for My Dear’, ‘South of Eden’, ‘Happy Together’, and ‘Trick’. While it is said that the project will go on floors by this year, information about the casting has been kept under wraps, especially for the two major leads. Just like the original one, the Korean remake is also likely to go for an OTT release.