Yoon Seok-ho’s Seasonal Series Dramas to Become Films

Jul 13, 2006

Two KBS hit dramas, “Autumn in My Heart” and “Winter Sonata,” will be adapted into movies. Poibos, an entertainment company, said Wednesday that it signed an agreement on Monday with KBS Media to buy the copyright to “Autumn in My Heart” after securing the copyright to “Winter Sonata” in May.

Culture Cap Media, a Poibos associate, will produce the film versions of the dramas. The company has produced “My Little Bride” and “Jenny & Juno.”

“Besides selecting a production company, no plans have yet been made in relation to making the movies,” Poibos said. “We haven’t decided who we will cast and whether we will change the story or not.”

The dramas, produced by Yoon Seok-ho and written by Oh Soo-yeon, gained great popularity across Asia, making Song Seung-heon and Song Hye-gyo, who played the leading roles in “Autumn in My Heart,” and Bae Yong-joon and Choi Ji-woo, the two stars in “Winter Sonata,” rise to stardom in the entire Asia region.

Other dramas waiting to be made into movies are KBS’ “Old Miss Diary,” and MBC’s “Hello, Francesca” and “Taeneung Training Center.”

Source: http://english.kbs.co.kr/entertainment/news/1405511_11858.html