Now I know why Kim Soo Hyun showed up at the VIP movie premiere of Cold Eyes wearing a green polka dot shirt and sporting a Sam Dong from Dream High expression from when he first arrived in Seoul from the countryside. He’s about to play an alien in his upcoming drama and he’s already method acting! He’s being courted for the upcoming SBS drama, slated to air in December, called Man From the Stars. He plays an alien who arrived on Earth in the Joseon era and has now spent four hundred years in South Korea and lived four different lives. Now in the modern times, this story will be about his love with a female actress. Directing will be PD Jang Tae Yoo who helmed Tree with Deep Roots and Painter of the Wind and Money’s Warfare. Those were all very visually stylish dramas for sure. Writing will be Park Ji Eun who did You Who Rolled in Unexpectedly, Queen of Reversals, and Queen of Housewives. Kim Soo Hyun’s alien is described as someone with unique abilities. YOU THINK? I always have to LOL when drama descriptions are so utterly inane. I’m also cracking up because the news articles keep mentioning that he traveled to Earth on an UFO. So is this like Roswell crossed with Queen In Hyun’s Man? If so then I’m in, because I liked both and the concept is rife with potential. Kim Soo Hyun is currently the bees knees in Korea, hotter than perhaps the hottest sun in some far away galaxy. Everything he touches turns to gold, even if it kinda sucks, which from all accounts his new movie Secretly Greatly is but that hasn’t stopped it from raking in massive amounts of dough at the domestic box office. Kim Soo Hyun said in an interview earlier this year that he was definitely doing a drama in 2013 and back then word on the street was that he was being courted for Green Surgical Knife, the medical drama that has now been re-named Good Doctor and cast Joo Won as the lead. Nothing against medical dramas but I’m way more intrigued with the alien-and-actress set up.
If Kim Soo Hyun signs on then all eyes will be on who gets cast as his leading lady. Right now the hottest upcoming project is of course the Kim Eun Sook-penned Heirs with Lee Min Ho and Park Shin Hye. But if The Man From the Stars lands Kim Soo Hyun then it’ll definitely rocket (har har) up to the top of the most-watched drama list alongside Heirs. Too bad this story wasn’t about a female alien in love with a top male actor cuz then I would totally cast Suzy and HyunZy can reunite! Ha ha, just kidding, Suzy baby needs to take a long break from acting. I can totally buy Kim Soo Hyun as an alien, and I wonder if it’ll be played for laughs like a rom-com or played seriously like a melodrama romance. I was wondering when the last time K-dramas did an alien story and then I remembered Vampire Idol. That was truly terrible but hilarious silliness all around. Hopefully this one will make more sense and actually have a compelling story. Will it end like ET? Or will the alien choose to embrace a fully human existence. Part of me wonders if he’s lived four hundred years and four different lives without ever falling in love or marrying before? Or has he done it four times already? Will reincarnation be involved and he’s loved the same girl each time. I’m just speculating since all we know is that he’s an alien living on Earth and will fall for a modern actress. Who’s up for this?