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'Taewang-sasingi (story of the Grand King Gwanggaeto of the Goguryeo Kingdom)' to be broadcast simultaneously to 90 countries

2005/08/12 | 522 views | Permalink | Source

An epic drama, 'Taewang-sasingi' ("The Legend") is planned to be broadcast simultaneously to 90 countries around the world.

Kim Jong-hak, president of Kimjonghak Production, revealed in the latest press conference that distributors for 'Taewang-sasingi' are being designated in order to air simultaneously in more than 90 countries in September next year.

Kim said, "I am preparing for 100% pre-production, and will finish the entire shooting possibly in June next year.

Considering different condition related to broadcasting each country has, for example, one episode airing per week in Japan, it would not be possible to broadcast every episode at the same time. However, it is still meaningful just to simultaneously start airing in over 90 countries".

Produced by Kimjonghak Production and Chungam Entertainment with the total budget estimated at 25-30 billion won, 'Taewang-sasingi', the fantasy epic series, is planned to start shooting in upcoming September and be aired in September next year.

Kim mentioned that the production cost could be increased up to 50 billion won depending on circumstances.

He also explained about recent argument about plagiarism concerning 'Taewang-sasingi'. According to Kim, those ideas including 'personification of an envoy' and 'a story about looking for the city of God' raised by the historical comic, 'The Kingdom of the Winds' side are not matters of dispute. He added that only the first synopsis released last year in question has actually been a lot changed in contents.

Bae Yong-joon, the Korean actor who starred in the hit drama 'Winter Sonata', will play a triple role as the King Gwanggaeto of the Goguryeo Kingdom, Haemosoo and Joomong in this drama. The King Gwanggaeto is the greatest conqueror, not only during the Three Kingdom period (57 B.C.-A.D. 688), but also throughout the Korean history. Under his reign, the territory of the kingdom was expanded to Manchuria, which currently belongs to China.

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