Crazy idea of the day: If Meet Joe Black were a korean drama

I rewatched a few days ago Meet Joe Black and I thought, like a true addict of asian dramas/movies, how would be if Meet Joe Black were a korean movie or drama? Who will be the cast? Who can play Brad Pitt or Anthony Hopkins characters? Who would sing the OST? So many questions… little chances to ever get any answers. So I will make my own version of Meet Joe Black with a korean cast I think would replace the best the looks, attitude and personality of the original cast.

First of all, what is this movie about?

Bill Parrish, media tycoon, loving father and still a human being, is about to celebrate his 65th birthday. One morning, he is contacted by the Inevitable – by hallucination, as he thinks. Later, Death itself enters his home and his life, personified in a man’s body: Joe Black has arrived. His intention was to take Bill with him, but accidentally, Joe’s former host and Bills beautiful daughter Susan have already met. Joe begins to develop certain interest in life on earth as well as in Susan, who has no clue who she’s flirting with. (source: IMDb)

Original cast:

Brad Pitt as Joe Black / Young Man in Coffee Shop

My picks:


1. Jung Il Woo: He had once a similar character in 49 days which he played very well so I think he can be the korean Joe Black too.

2. Song Joong Ki: I’m not really his biggest fan but I have to admit that it would be interesting and funny to see him playing Death.

3. Won Bin: The man from nowhere getting sarcastic and the fan of peanut butter. ^^

Original cast:

Anthony Hopkins as William Parrish

My picks:

                                       Kim Young Chul                      Park Geun Hyung


Original cast:

Claire Forlani as Susan Parrish

My picks:

       Yoon Jin-Yi                    Park Ha Sun                    Son Ye Jin


Original cast:

Jake Weber as Drew

My picks:

                                        Kim Jae-Wook                           Jo Hyun Jae


Original cast:

Marcia Gay Harden as Allison Parrish and Jeffrey Tambor as Quince

My picks:

Song Dong-Il and Yun Yu-Seon


  1. Meet Joe Black was directed and produced by Martin Brest.
  2. My version: Kim Yong Soo (The Equator man, White Christmas, Sword and Flower).
  3. Original writers: Bo Goldman, Kevin Wade, Ron Osborn, Jeff Reno.
  4. My picks: So Hyun Kyung (My Daughter Seo-young, 49 Days); Jo Jung Joo (The princess man)
  5. Running time: 181 minutes (Original); 129 minutes (Alan Smithee cut)
  6. My version: somewhere between 4 – 12 episodes.
  7. I would broadcast it on MBC, SBS or KBS2, on weekends at 19:55. Airing period: November- December
  8. Original music: Thomas Newman
  9. My OST:
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4 Responses to Crazy idea of the day: If Meet Joe Black were a korean drama

  1. jido says:

    I watched this movie on tv (in Korea) last night and I thought the exact thing. I would love to see a Korean remake of Meet Joe Black. It is a great movie and I love the idea that death could fall in love with a person, but I hated the ending. Bill should have had a heart attack while giving his b-day speech, then cut to funeral, then cut to coffee shop or bookstore or hospital where Susan meets Brad Pitt. But in the Korean version the ending would be much sadder. Anyways it is cool that you and I had the same thoughts on this.

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