Friday, December 14, 2012
It is expected that the upcoming drama that Kim HyunJoong is starring in 'City Conquest' might be unable to broadcast in the 3 major broadcasting channels (KBS, MBC, SBS) in Korea.
On 14th December, a representative from KBS broadcasting company revealed to StarNews that KBS will not be airing the drama City Conquest on their channel, stating, 'The production company for City Conquest, Media 100, have recently sent in their statement letter to KBS for the drama broadcast slot request. However after considering the drama from various point of views, we have decided that the drama is not suitable to be aired on KBS'.
It had also been revealed that the production company have also requested for the broadcast slot in MBC and SBS, however been rejected, given the reason being the storyline and the production cost are not compatible with the broadcasting stations and added that the filming for City Conquest have been halted.
On this matter, representative from Media 100 explained, 'Currently, we are still discussing about the broadcasting slot for City Conquest with KBS & we did not send our request for MBC & SBS broadcasting slot. However on last November 3rd, we did received news regarding whether we might be able to get the broadcasting slot from KBS. We will be discussing the relevant subject further with KBS broadcasting company's representative on 17th December'.
Regarding the reason why City Conquest filming have been halted, the representative added, 'As of now, the scriptwriter have been changed and we are amending the script, plus some of the casts are engaged with their busy schedules thus filming was temporarily stopped'.
Prince of Asia, aka Jang Geun-seok, better watch out because another Hallyu singer is about to take his place in Japan.
The contender is none other than Kim Hyun-joong, who topped the Oricon chart with his debut album "Unlimited" on the day of its release.
The new album, which was launched on Dec. 12, proved to be a success with 56,473 copies being sold on day one. Nana Mizuki and Flumpool trained in second and third place with 36,779 and 20,449 sales.
Kim's record is even bigger than Jang's Japanese album, "Just Crazy", which was launched in May and sold 53,000 copies on day one.
Kim only made his debut in Japan this year and released two singles there before "Unlimited".
By Carla Sunwoo [email@example.com]
Source : koreajoongangdaily.jo... ( English Korean )