U-KISS Eli to star in Chinese remake of KBS drama “Full House”
Production company Group Eight, the same company that brought the adaptation of popular Japanese drama Nodame Cantabile to South Korea, is set to co-produce the Chinese remake of the popular KBS drama Full House.
According to Group Eight representatives on October 17th, they have agreed to collaborate with Asia Media Holdings to remake popular drama Full House in China. Interests and expectations for the remake of the drama are high as the original version, which starred Rain and Song Hye Kyo, earned favorable ratings and responses back in 2004.
Meanwhile, Eli from idol group U-KISS, is reported to have been selected for the lead role, as the production prepares for their first press conference to be held in Shanghai, China on October 23rd. An extensive audition for the female protagonist is reported to be ongoing.
After the press conference, it is reported that the drama is targeting for full-scale filming by December.
Full House originally aired in Seoul, South Korea back in 2004 which featured lead stars Rain and Song Hye Kyo. The drama focuses on the love line between a famous actor and an ordinary woman who learned to love each other through a fake marriage. A spin-off sequel titled Full House Take 2 aired back in 2012 which featured Hwang Jung Eum, No Minwoo and Park Ki Woong.