Renowned screenwriter Kim Eun Sook has been the mastermind behind some of the most popular K-dramas in recent years, such as "Secret Garden," "Heirs," "Descendants of the Sun," and most recently, "Goblin." In some great news for fans, the talented writer has revealed that she is working on a new K-drama project.
According to new reports, Kim Eun Sook's new K-drama will be an early 1900s period piece set before the Japanese occupation of Korea (1910-1945) and is tentatively titled "Mr Sunshine." The upcoming show will tell the story of a Korean man who adopts a new identity as a soldier in the U.S. Army before returning to Joseon and falling in love with a woman from an aristocratic family.
Speaking about the project, Kim Eun Sook said that it has been "a topic [she's] been wanting to write for a while now" and that it is a period that everyone "needs to know about." Given that the K-drama is a period piece, it is expected that the project will be a lavish production and the writer explained that since "the drama is set in the era before the Japanese occupation of Korea," many sets will need to be built which in turn means that she will "need to write the script quickly."
When the juicy question of who the leading male star will be, Kim Eun Sook kept her cards close to her chest by saying that she does "have someone in mind" before stating that role needs to be played by a great actor who can do the character and the narrative justice.
"Mr Sunshine" is scheduled to premiere in the first half of 2018, so we have plenty of time to speculate who will be the dashing leading man in what is shaping up to be another awesome K-drama from Kim Eun Sook!
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