My last blog post was my remake wish Bunny-Cherry. Since I had another one in mind, I thought I would share another one of my remake wish ideas again.
Just like my last remake wish, I am going to use a Korean drama. This time, it is my all-time favorite Korean drama, Iris.
General synopsis for Iris on Amazon
Two elite National Security System (NSS) agents, Hyeong-Jun (Lee Byung-Hun) and Sa-Woo (Jeong Jun-Ho), who were sworn blood brothers, both fall for fellow agent Seung-Hee (Kim Tae-Hee). Sa-Woo attempts to suppress his feelings for Seung-Hee and wishes the couple the best.
Hyeon-Jun is then sent off on a solo mission to Hungary. In Hungary, Hyeon-jun accomplishes his mission and while in escape mode becomes wounded. Shortly later, Hyeon-jun finds out that he was betrayed by fellow agent Sa-woo. Seung-Hee attempts to help Hyeon-Jun escape, but a car explosion separates the two and both are misled to believe that the other person are dead. Hyeon-Jun is then saved by an unknown voice and learns of the secret society "IRIS".
One year later, Hyeon-Jun returns to Korea to seek revenge. During this time, the two Koreas are set to reunify, while the group "IRIS" are intent on stopping the reunification.
Iris consists of 20 episodes.
For me, I would focus more on the middle towards the end of the drama (around episodes 8 - 14) and change it up a bit for to satisfy the South Indian audience. For example, the first few episodes of Iris is about a friendship bond with Hyun Jun and Sa Woo. And about the both of them falling in love with the same girl and end up working for the NSS.
Allu Arjun as Kim Hyun Jun (Lee Byung Hun)
It's no secret that I adore Bunny. He will be the man, with negative shades. Turning to the "dark" side only to prove his innocence and survival. A guy who doesn't remember much of his past, holds to key to solve the puzzle, and two girls falling for him!
PS- if you're wondering where you've seen Korean hottie, Lee Byung Bun before, he's in the Hollywood big budget movie, GI Joe.
Sada as Choi Seung Hee (Kim Tae Hee)
Two guys will fall for her but she will have her heart for one only. Her heart for him is true because she is set to believe that her lover is dead. I adore Sada and want to watch more of her films. She is cute, can act, and has that confident screen presence. Besides, I would love to see her opposite Bunny.
Rana Daggubati as Jin Sa Woo (Jung Joo Hoo)
He is the guy who was always second best to Bunny. He will have to betray Bunny, love the same girl as Bunny, and never quite as good as Bunny. With his good looks and acting after Leader, I would like to see Rana in the same film with Bunny-Cherry. Yes!
Why not cast Cherry as Sa Woo? This is why....
Fast forward towards the middle episodes of Iris, focus on Sa Woo betraying Hyun Jun. Because everyone thinks Hyun Jun is dead, even his beau, Seung Hee. Cheol Young has been chasing Hyun Jun. In order to gain Cheol Young's trust, Hyun Jun puts his life in danger to prove to everyone that he has been blackmailed and teams up to help Cheol Young and opens his eyes to let him realize who the real enemy is. So in other words, Bunny teaming up with Cherry.
Ram Charan Tej as Park Cheol Young (Kim Seung Woo)
When I first thought about Iris, I did think cast Cherry as Sa Woo. After much consideration, this is how I would change it up a bit. I want Cherry to be the agent cop who chases Bunny. Not the disloyal brother/friend.
Priyamani as Kim So Yeon (Kim Sun Hwa)
Cherry and Priyamani are partners in crime. One of her jobs is to capture Bunny and eventually falls for him. Once she captures him, she learns about him and learns that both come from broken homes and have no one to turn to.
Daniel Balaji as Vick (T.O.P.)
I watched Iris mainly for T.O.P. because he's from the Korean boy band, Big Bang, which was his acting debut. Vick is a silent, ruthless villian who is paid to kill. So because of this trait, who else to do this role? I absolutely looove Daniel from Vettaiyaadu Vilaiyaadu because he was scared me to death. He would be perfect to play a cold-blooded killer.
Prakash Raj as
Baek San (Kim Young Chul)
Why not Prakash Raj? That man could play any role cause he is that good. He will be the man in charge of the NSS, the Deputy Director.
Just another fun fantasy casting of mine.
This sounds really good! You're making me want to watch Korean films/dramas though, and I still ahve so many Tamil/Telugu movies to watch first. But the plot of this sounds excellent - and like your casting :)
Yaar, what a casting!
Have you seen Leader? RaNa overacts there a lot, I hope he'll be better in his hindi movie with Junior Bachchan and Bips :)
The cast you're proposing is HUGE! wonder when something like that can happen on screen! (Soon!)
as Sonia said, the cast is huge. But must be watchable.
keep check on whats going on in south. Maybe your idea gets selected and movie is being made :)
Hey, Iris is a cool drama! I like the casting but i don't like Priyamani though..haha..oh well, as long as Bunny isn't paired with her, good enough;)
I just realized I hadn't commented here. Ok,
Great cast. Daniel Balaji is a great idea. Priyamani, I really like her too. hmmm, Will you cast Prakash Raj in ever film?
Also as Red42 said, you are so making me want to watch these dramas and you know we discussed before, that guy you're casting as Arjun is very good looking. This would make for a great remake def. and I am all for multistarrers.
I remember how obsessed you were with Iris for a while. :-) This looks pretty awesome. I love two-hero films but they've not been very common, have they? I mean, not lately.
red - you should a couple of Korean movies/dramas. I keep telling the Jab We Met fans that it gave me a Korean feel :)
Louella - it's okay, the movie already have two guys -- Bunny & Cherry -- that you're not too fond of either :D
Sonia - I hope so too :D
Darshit - I want a huge star cast like this, keeping fingers cross ;)
Shona - Hahaha, Priyamani will fall for Bunny, who wouldn't, :D
shweta - isn't Daniel awesome?? Of course, I will cast Prakash Raj in everything. He's in almost every film I see :D
I'll send you some links for some Korean movies, a few of my faves :)
That guy Lee Hyun Bun is hot, I love his smile.
ajnabi - oh yes!!! My Iris obsession. Still love it. Most Korean dramas do have two heroes, the ones I've seen though
First time reader of your blog. Ur idea is absolutely fantastical...like ur writing style. U shud join the IIFA blogging contest. Winners get to fly to Colombo to catch the IIFA action live. http://iifablog.com/iifa-insider-blogging-contest/
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