GMA to make Filipino re-make of 'Boys Over Flowers'

Anne Marielle Eugenio
PUBLISHED November 10, 2017 02:56 pm

(Inside Manila) It would seem Taiwanese drama "Meteor Garden" is not the only "Hana Yori Dango" adaptation that is going to have a remake.

GMA-7 had just revealed that they signed a co-prodution deal on Thursday, November 9, with JU Entertainment Movie and Dram Inc., to produce the South Korean hit "Boys Over Flowers".

The Kapuso Network had already made Filipino versions of other K-drama series like "My Name Is Kim Sam-soon", "Coffee Prince", and "My Love From the Star".

"We're very pleased to announce that we are doing our own version of 'Boys Over Flowers' in partnership with JU Entertainment Movie and Drama Inc. It's a huge project and we promise to give our viewers something to look forward to soon," GMA news quoted Jose Mari Acban, the  GMA Network first vice president for program management.

Acban added that they will hold a nationwide open casting so talented individuals can have equal chances of being a part of the re-make.

Meanwhile, the news garnered mixed reaction from netizens, most of which did not like the idea of the “Boys Over Flowers” Filipino adaptation.

However, some are willing to give a chance for the remake.

"Boys Over Flowers" is a 2009 South Korean adaptation of "Hana Yori Dango". It starred international superstar Lee Min-ho as Gu Jun-pyo, Ku Hye-sun as Geum Jan Di, Kim Hyun-joong as Yoon Ji-hoo, Kim Bum as So Yi-jung, and Kim Joon as Song Woo-bin.



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