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City Hunter Live Action US Bound

By Chris Beveridge     December 24, 2008
Source: ICv2


Chung Woo-sung
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ICv2 is reporting that Korean production company SSD is now set to work with Fox TV to create and distribute a new live action version of the City Hunter property. The plans are to produce a thirteen episode season, similar to how the first season of Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles were designed, which will be written in English and produced in Korean for worldwide distribution, including the US. Fox TV Studios has produced a number of excellent TV series including The Shield and Burn Notice.

 

According to ICv2, "The series, which will star Korean actor Chung Woo-sung, will also, according to KBS, feature “many famous Hollywood stars.”  According to KBS Chung Woo-sung will be the first Asian actor to topline a U.S. TV drama. The majority of the scenes in the series will be filmed in Tokyo and Seoul with actual production beginning next year."

 

The City Hunter manga, which appeared in Shonen Jump from 1985-1991, has inspired no fewer than four different anime series, three TV specials, two OVAs, an anime feature, and a 1992 live action Hong Kong movie starring the inimitable Jackie Chan.

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lwhlee 12/26/2008 4:06:38 PM

"According to KBS Chung Woo-sung will be the first Asian actor to topline a U.S. TV drama." uh, Sammo Hung was the main star of Martial Law on CBS.

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