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Korean Drama “The Kidnapping Day” to be Remade in the UK

The Korean drama "The Kidnapping Day" (Image courtesy of Ace Story)

The Korean drama “The Kidnapping Day” (Image courtesy of Ace Story)

SEOUL, Feb. 16 (Korea Bizwire) – Ace Story, a content studio, has announced a landmark collaboration with Studio Hamburg UK (SHUK), a subsidiary of one of Europe’s largest media conglomerates, Studio Hamburg Production Group (SHPG), to co-produce a remake of the Korean drama “The Kidnapping Day.”

The original series, which concluded in October last year, is a comic thriller that revolves around the unlikely partnership between a bumbling kidnapper and an 11-year-old genius girl. The show was well-received, with actor Yoon Kye-sang delivering a commendable performance in the lead role. 

The remake’s screenplay will be penned by Irish writer Ronan Blaney, known for his Oscar-nominated short film “Boogaloo and Graham” in 2015, which also won a BAFTA for Best Short Film.

This venture into co-production marks a significant shift from the traditional model of simply selling remake rights. It allows for shared revenue from distribution and ancillary businesses, highlighting the growing influence and strategic expansion of K-dramas in the global entertainment industry.

The collaboration between Ace Story and SHUK sets a precedent for future international adaptations of Korean content, promising broader exposure and appreciation for K-dramas worldwide.

Lina Jang (linajang@koreabizwire.com) 

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