MBC is full of surprises this year and it’s just January. MBC released some interesting information about the remake of the two popular dramas: Heo Jun, a 1999 drama and The Queen’s Classroom, a 2007 japanese drama.
Heo Jun is about the dramatic life of the writer of the eastern medicine manual (Dong Eui Bo Gam). In 1999 the drama had a record of 63 viewing percentage. Kim Ju -hyuk, known for his dramas and movies like Soldier or The Servant, was casted as Heo jun, while Nam Goong-min and Han Chae- ah are still not confirmed. They are suppossed to play the roles of Yoo Do-ji and Lady Ye-jin. The daily drama will start airing on March, 2013. It is suppossed to have 120 episodes.
The Queen’s Classroom depicts the conflicts and struggles between a cold-hearted female teacher and her students over a one school year period. The cast is not confirmed yet. The drama will start airing on June, 2013.
The plot for the japanese version:
April – the season for the new school term. Meet Maya Akutsu, a mysterious new teacher at Hanzaki Elementary School. Her way of talking and behaving is as graceful and magnificent as a queen. Miss Akutsu, with her high intelligence, artistic talent, and perfect athletic skills, soon overwhelms the other teachers and makes all the parents obedient. She takes charge of “Class Three” in the sixth grade. In Miss Akutsu’s class, test scores precede everything else. She gives pop quizzes every week and students with low scores have to do odd jobs in the classroom, like her slaves. If they try to disobey, they’re severely punished. Miss Akutsu is the law. She is the queen of her domain. Kazumi, one of her students, soon becomes her main target. Although Kazumi is a sweet and innocent twelve-year-old girl, she cannot achieve above average on either her exams or in gymnastics. Kazumi withstands Miss Akutsu’s outrageous brand of “punishment,” but her classmates begin to crack in the grip of fear. Jealousy, slander, and betrayal run rampant in the class. Even in the darkest time of her life, however, Kazumi strongly wishes to “graduate happily with her classmates”, and she finally decides to gather up all the students to face their evil teacher. How will the 24 sixth-graders grow up during the final year at elementary school? And what is Miss Akutsu’s real purpose of being so devilish toward her students?
Sources: asianwiki, hancinema