2006, Sept 11
Bae Yong Joon of ‘Tae Wang Sa Shin Gi (Legend)’ finally revealed himself.
TSG Company that is producing ‘Tae Wang Sa Shin Gi (Legend)’ (Directed by Kim Jong Hak, Script by Song Ji Na) revealed photos of the main character Bae Yong Joon as Dahm Deok and his first love Seo Gi Ha played by Moon So Ri on the 11th.
The photo released that day is the figure of Dahm Deok before he becomes a king. Bae yong Joon displayed a calm yet charismatic appearance wearing armor with fantastical patterns, while Moon So Ri displayed grace and beauty in a traditional costume, rather different from her features in movies.
Along with the main characters, TSG released the drama logo and title, slowly revealing the drama that is now filming.
With 30 billion won (approximately $30 million) invested in the drama along with 13 billion won (approximately $13 million) in building the set, ‘Tae Wang Sa Shin Gi (Legend)’ has gathered attention in regards to its plot and scale. With a spectacular global line of personnel involved from the main cast to the writer, producer, and director, along with the music director Hisaishi Jo, the production has gathered attention as it is not lacking to be labeled a ‘dream team.’
‘Tae Wang Sa Shin Gi (Legend)’ began filming in March after the Gosa (traditional ceremony). The main character Bae Yong Joon playing Dahm Deok began filming the special effect scenes in August and started filming on set on Jeju Island earlier this month.
Bae Yong Joon had begun preparing for the role by a special diet and exercise, while also training in horseback riding, archery, and traditional military arts in preparation for the action scenes.
Bae Yong Joon has only been in contact with his agency for necessary calls focusing entirely on the drama itself.
Meanwhile, the ‘Tae Wang Sa Shin Gi (Legend)’ logo and English title ‘Legend’ holds the ambitious plan of targeting the series to 90 countries worldwide.
Photos of the first scenes of Bae Yong Joon on set were presented along with the main symbol and logo as the drama is aiming for distribution in all 90 countries including Japan.
‘Tae Wang Sa Shin Gi (Legend)’ which stars Bae Yong Joon and Moon So Ri, along with a cast that includes Choi Min Soo, Jeong Jin Yeong, Park Sang Won, Yoon Tae Yeong, Lee Da Hee, and others will be aired early next year.
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