Yep, a drama to be shown in theatres – this is the first time I heard about it. Furthermore, it will be shown for 6 months O_O … I guess Yonsama is still really really really popular in Japan. I think this phenomenon will only happen in Japan, sometimes I would like to call it, the land of the “weird” 😛
The MBC drama series “The Legend” will be featured on screen for 6 months in theatres in Japan.
The drama production company said on the 29th, “The theatre premiere of ‘The Legend’ has been finalized. SSD which is in charge of investment, distribution, and others of the series will hold a press conference on the 30th in Tokyo with T-Joy, a Toei company with a national theatre network in Japan, announcing the premier schedule of ‘The Legend.'”
The 24 episode drama series will open in theatres in Japan, edited into 12, 2 hour episodes. Each episode will be viewable in theatres for 2 weeks each over a period of 6 months. Details on schedules and how many times they will be showed are still in discussion.
A drama series being released on the big screen after airing is a rarity not only for Korea, but also all countries throughout Asia. 5.1 channel digital sound, HD filming, and high CG quality are said to have contributed to this accomplishment.
“The Legend” will start airing in NHK BS-H1 on December 3rd, and at the end of 2008 on the regular NHK network. A manga series, DVD, making book, mobile novel, and others will also be released.
“The Legend” which draws the story of King Kwanggaeto starring Bae Yong Joon, produced by Kim Jong Hak and scripted by Song Ji Na.