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"Road No. 1" sold to Japan before release in Korea

2010/04/16 | Permalink | Source

MBC's war drama "Road No. 1" has been purchased by a Japanese media group ahead of its premiere in Korea, according to Logos Films on Friday.

"Road No. 1", set during the Korean War, was attained by Hakuhodo Media Partners, one of the largest media and content business companies in Japan, although only 60 percent of the drama has been shot.

An associate from Hakuhodo is said to have explained that it purchased "Road No. 1" because the series was based on a gripping storyline, a strong script and enthusiastic performances by its actors including Hallyu star So Ji-sub.

"I think "Road No. 1" caught the attention of those at Hakuhodo with its heart-wrenching story, sad melodrama and beautiful imagery despite it being based on the Korean War", a producer with Logos Films was quoted as saying through a press release. "They praised the spectacular snow scenes and action sequences we had finished shooting".

Logos Films is set on selling the show to other regions throughout the world which took part in the war such as the Americas and Europe.

"Road No. 1" is about the love triangle and friendship amongst three people during the Korean War. It is helmed by director Kim Jin-min-I whose previous works include dramas "The Age of Heroes" and "Shindon".

The new Wednesday and Thursday drama, set to go on air June 6, stars some of Korea's top actors including So Ji-sub, Kim Ha-neul, Yoon Kye-sang, Son Chang-min and Choi Min-soo.

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