46 million dollar K-Drama

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Last week was the rollout of the Korean Drama Taewangsasingi (The Four Guardian Gods of the King) and according to all reports, the television drama - which had a budget of $46 million (in U.S.) - is making news and attracting viewers:

From the Korean Times:

The long awaited drama, “Taewangsasingi” (The Four Guardian Gods of the King), starring hallyu icon Bae Yong-joon, finally met its audience on television Monday. A “Taewangsasingi Special” was aired with a sneak peek of highlights from the drama and behind-the-scenes interviews with the director and actors.

The special, aimed to give watchers a better understanding of the complicated storyline, sketched out an overall introduction to the drama and gave watchers a taste of the extravagant sets on Jeju Island and the vast planes of Kyrgyzstan, as well as the spectacular computer graphics that add a fantastical touch.

Scenes from the preview showed a striking resemblance to the highly credited graphics of the “Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003),” and the recent box office hit “D-War,” thanks to the drama’s massive budget of 43 billion won.