Remember back in 2013 when K-Drama “The Heirs” was the talk of
the town the world? Remember how you anxiously waited for a new episode week after week because it was that good? Well, we’ve got awesome news for you! “The Heirs” ain’t over yet, not really.
Starring the hottest Hallyu stars such as Park Shin Hye, Lee Min Ho, Kim Woo Bin, CNBlue drummer Kang Min Hyuk, f(x) member Krystal Jung, and ZE:A member Park Hyung Sik, “The Heirs” was such an instant hit that it saw immediate international success, particularly in China.
The series follows a group of rich, privileged, and elite high school students as they are groomed to take over their families’ business empires. These wealthy students seem to have everything under control, except their love lives.
Kim Tan (played by Lee Min Ho) is a handsome and wealthy heir to a large Korean conglomerate who is sent to study abroad in the US. But in reality, it’s a form of exile, as his elder half-brother back home, Kim Won (played by Choi Jin Hyuk) schemes to take over the family business. While in the US, Kim Tan bumps into Cha Eun-sang (played by Park Shin Hye), who has arrived from Korea in search of her older sister who claims that she is in need of money for her wedding. When Kim Tan’s fiancée, Rachel Yoo (played by Kim Ji Won), arrives to bring him back to Korea, his heart is torn between love and duty.
Both Eun-sang and Kim Tan return to Korea. Slowly, he finds himself falling for her, later realising that she’s the daughter of his family’s mute housekeeper.
Meanwhile, Rachel’s future stepbrother and Kim Tan’s former best friend, Choi Young Do (played by Kim Woo Bin) (who also go to the same school as Kim Tan and Eun-sang) starts falling for Eun-sang as well. Troubles arise as the heirs realise the differences between money and the real world and they soon learn what love is.
And now, we hear that the K-Drama was so popular in China that it has been picked up to be remade into both a drama and a movie! According to akp, a Chinese media outlet reported on Friday (22nd January) that “The Heirs”, which was already confirmed for a drama remake, will now be coming to the big screen as well. The report further stated that the same writer who created the original drama will be taking on the movie script.
Alas, we know nothing else about the remake because the production crew are pretty tight-lipped about other details. We do know that the script is currently being prepared so it won’t be long before we get our hands on more updates about the cast and more importantly, the release date.
By the way, we totally ship this couple from the original “The Heirs”:
Keep checking back with us for more details :)