Fans have been pining for Son Ye-jin and Hyun Bin to take the stage together in a romance ever since a real-life romantic relationship was rumored after their appearance together in the 2018 film "The Negotiation". With the announcement of their involvement in "Crash Landing on You", that's exactly what's going to happen.
It's unclear whether Son Ye-jin and Hyun Bin were actively shopping for a drama where they would be able to play romantic opposites. "Crash Landing on You" is being scripted by Park Ji-eun, the screenwriter responsible for megahits like "My Husband Got a Family", "My Love from the Star", and "The Legend of the Blue Sea". Her profile as a drama screenwriter for working with big stars is matched only by Kim Eun-sook.
However, with Lee Min-ho and Kim Go-eun already confirmed for "The King: Eternal Monarch", that left "Crash Landing on You" as the most ambitious project for stars of Son Ye-jin and Hyun Bin's calibre. However, the drama is already a big risk - in addition to the prospect that its big stars' romantic involvement could have been true and lead to a breakup before the production is over, possibly creating problems, "Crash Landing on You" takes place largely in modern day North Korea. The drama could make any number of politically unpopular statements.
Director Lee Jeong-hyo, of such projects as "Heartless City", "The Good Wife", and "Romance is a Bonus Book" is in a high risk, high reward situation with this as-yet generally mysterious story about an heiress who accidentally paraglides over the Demilitarized Zone. Fans, at least, can take heart in knowing that Son Ye-jin and Hyun Bin would probably not be making a commitment like this together if they did not have faith in the work, their combined skill and star power.
Written by William Schwartz
Staff writer. Has been writing articles for HanCinema since 2012, having lived in South Korea since 2011. Started out in Gyeongju, then to Daegu, then to Ansan, then to Yeongju, then to Seoul, lived on the road for HanCinema's travel diaries series in the summer of 2016, and is currently settled in Anyang. Has good tips for utilizing South Korea's public bus system. William Schwartz can be contacted via email@example.com. He also has a substack at williamschwartz.substack.com where he discusses the South Korean film industry in broader terms and takes suggestions for future movies to review.
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