A Korean company (Lee Kim? ) has purchased the rights to remake the Hai Yan series, Five Star Hotel and hopes to be able to have it broadcast it in 2010. The company also hopes that Won Bin will star, as the character Pan Yulong originally played by Zhang Junning.
The story takes place in a five-star hotel and is about one man and three women and their frustrations, growth and eventual successes. China’s CCTV1 first aired this series in December 2007, and it was aired in Japan, on Fuji TV in August 2008. South Korea’s SBSdramaplus channel also aired it in November 2008.
It’ll be a hard series to remake since while the story was good, what lifted it above the rest was the stunning cinematography. The angles, the lighting were unbelievable for a series to a point where I don’t even know how they were able to get that budget.
I stumbled onto this article by chance, and articles like this usually I don’t see because of the fact that they are placed into the Japanese/South Korean section of Chinese entertainment sites, but it makes me want to pay more attention to the whole buying/selling process of tv dramas btw Asian stations.
Zhang Junning singing the theme for the Japanese airing of this show.
Zhang Junning promoting in Japan for the show, doing a photoshoot.