BY Joan MacDonald | Aug 16, 2013 11:48 AM EDT
It has been a great year for fantasy kdramas. From ghostly visions to mind readers to time travel, fantasy dramas ruled in the ratings. And Kim Soo Hyun's latest project may prove to be the most fantastic fun this year.
In the upcoming SBS drama "The Man From The Stars," Kim plays Do Min Joon, an alien who arrives on earth in the Joseon era and sticks around for about 400 years. When the story reaches present day, the alien meets a popular actress, Chun Song Ae, played by Kim's "Thieves" co-star Jun Ji Hyun. That's when the romantic part of this romantic comedy really begins.
The plot sounds a little like "Queen Inhyun's Man," except that this romance will be interplanetary. It will also appear to be an older-woman-younger-man relationship, but she will only seem to be older than he is, because viewers should note that Kim's character is at least 400 years old.
Kim Soo Hyun, star of "The Moon Embracing The Sun" and "Dream High," and Jun Ji Hyun, who appeared in the films "Snow Flower and the Secret Fan," My Sassy Girl" and "Berlin File," have already demonstrated considerable romantic chemistry when they co-starred in "The Thieves."
Although her character did not care for his, he had a crush on her and managed to steal a kiss. It was Jun Ji Hyun's first movie kiss in her 15-year film career.
The drama will be Jun's first in almost that long since she appeared in the 1999 drama "Happy Together." Kim Soo Hyun has not been in a drama for two years since he starred in "The Moon Embracing The Sun." He has been busy with his own film career, starring in the popular film, "Secretly Greatly," about North Korean spies who get used to their covert lives in South Korea.
Park Ji Eun, who wrote the weekend drama "You Who Rolled In Unexpectedly," as well as "Queen of Reversals" and "Queen of Housewives" has written the screenplay. Jang Tae Yoo, who directed the historical drama "Tree With Deep Roots," will direct
"The Man from the Stars" is expected to air in December. It will follow "The Heirs."
"We tried to cast the best actors that would fit the characters," said a production company representative. "We'll try hard to deliver a heartwarming bright drama to live up to your expectations."
With these stars, expectations for the drama will be high.
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