“Hotel Del Luna” Remake In The Works By Studio Dragon And Skydance Television
tvN’s hit 2019 series “Hotel Del Luna” is going to be remade as an American television series.
This past February, CJ ENM and Studio Dragon entered into a strategic partnership with American production company Skydance Media for joint investment in and production of global dramas and films. Previous works by Skydance include films “Terminator,” “6 Underground,” and “Mission Impossible,” and TV series “Grace and Frankie,” “Altered Carbon,” and “Jack Ryan.”
The contract between the companies differs from other intellectual property contracts in that Studio Dragon will be involved in the production process from beginning to end on equal footing as Skydance.
The American remake of “Hotel Del Luna” will be written by Alison Schapker, the co-showrunner and executive producer of season two of Netflix’s “Altered Carbon.” She is also well-known for her work on “Fringe,” “Scandal,” and “Alias.”
Park Hyun, the head of Studio Dragon’s Global Division, said, “We’re incredibly happy to be working with globally renowned production company Skydance as well as writer Alison Schapker, and we’re looking forward to the future. ‘Hotel Del Luna’ being chosen as our first collaborative project shows that our company’s work is globally competitive.”
He continued, “We will lead the ‘Hotel Del Luna’ project to success, and we will create international dramas that more people from around the world can enjoy. In doing so, we will become a premium drama studio that can elevate the status of Korean content.”
Bill Bost, president of Skydance Television, said, “At its core, ‘Hotel Del Luna’ is a spectacular visual fantasy grounded in a story about the importance of human connection, lost lives, and unfinished business. We are excited to be partnering with Alison and Studio Dragon to bring this timeless story to a global audience.”