6 Reasons to Look Forward to 'Scarlet Heart'
We are days away from the premiere of the highly-anticipated Scarlet Heart, a remake of the widely successful 2011 Chinese time travel romance, Bu Bu Jing Xin! In the Korean remake, Hae Soo (played by Lee Ji Eun IU) finds herself transported from the 21st century to ancient Goryeo where she meets several flower boy princes and gets caught in the palace intrigue. Completely pre-produced and with a star-studded cast, here are 6 reasons you should look forward to Scarlet Heart!
Lights, Camera, Action!
Sweeping cinematography, stunning sets and gripping action – the first teaser promises an epic full of grandeur and beauty (and we're not just referring to the gorgeous cast). With PD Kim Kyu Tae (That Winter, The Wind Blows) at its helm and Hollywood's Universal Studios investing in this Korean remake, you can be sure that this epic is after your own heart.
Time Travel Hijinks and Tear-jerking Romance
Time travel dramas are a double-edged sword. All the hilarity and comedy can also lead to much angst and confusion. Throw in some political tussle, several flower boy princes and a IU's haunting tear-filled gaze, you can only wonder how many hearts this drama intends to break. Should we get our tissues ready?
EXO's Baekhyun in His First Drama Role
EXO fans, rejoice! EXO's Baekhyun will be joining the ranks of his fellow EXO members such as DO, and taking on his first ever mainstream drama role! As the tenth Imperial Prince Wang Eun, his character is described as being ‘mischievous and high-spirited'. Do you look forward to seeing him in his upcoming role?
With IU's grace, talent and reigning popularity as a Hallyu princess, it seems only right that she plays the role of Hae Soo, a modern-day woman who finds herself transported back in time. After all, why not win over hearts back in ancient Goryeo as well?
Sageuk Hero, Lee Joon Ki
It's not a sageuk (period drama) until you have Lee Joon Ki as the lead. Since playing the titular character in SBS's Iljimae in 2008, he has made a name for himself with a string of successful period dramas. More than his sharp visuals, he brings with him a ferocity and passion in his acting that promises to deliver an emotional punch where it matters.
The Flower Boy Princes
Forget Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Instead, get ready to feast your eyes on IU and her Seven Flower Boy Princes! Other than lead actor Lee Joon Ki, you are in for a visual treat with the fresh-faced good looks of Kang Ha Neul as well as models-turned actors Hong Jong Hyun and Nam Joo Hyuk, just to name a few!
Get ready to fall in love with ancient Goryeo and its royal inhabitants when Scarlet Heart premieres on 29 August 2016, at the same time as Korea! Catch it every Monday and Tuesday at 9pm/8pm (JKT), first and exclusively on ONE!