In what might be perfect as a parody project but is instead a serious undertaking, China is capitalizing on the success of the two biggest K-dramas last year by mashing the the two together into a nugget of sure-to-be pure awful. Filming begun last week on a C-movie called Heirs From Another Star (來自星星的繼承者們) which is literally the spliced together unholy union of Kim Soo Hyun and Jeon Ji Hyun‘s alien-meets-actress romance You From Another Star with the Lee Min Ho and Park Shin Hye led rich kids high school inheritance outing Those Who Wear the Crown, Withstands its Weight: The Heirs. Clearly this thing is ripe to be mocked and the C-netizens are appropriately horrified as anyone else who hears this news. The production has announced that it’s reaching out to both Lee Min Ho and Kim Soo Hyun to make a cameo and is quite confident one or both guys can be persuaded since both are making concerted headway into the Chinese market.
The fact that Heirs From Another Star is a movie rather than a 40-episode C-drama does make it easier to digest. The movie cast did the prayer ceremony in front of the Forbidden Palace while the leads were dressed in Qing dynasty garb, making one wonder if there is also a time-travel element being tossed into this bibimbap production. I think it’s probably swapping the Qing for the Joseon era for the alien who arrives on Earth segment. The leading lady is newbie actress Zhao Yi Huan who is known for her big chest more than anything else. The arrival of this K-drama mashup has given C-netizens a field day in devising dramas and titles to combine into some tentacled monster of makjang. My favorite is this mouthful: Heirs From Another Star is at Soonpoong Clinic watching Winter Sonato and discovered My Girlfriend is a Gumiho and escaped to Full House to see the Rooftop Prince and Dae Jang Geun standing at the Stairway to Heaven having an Autumn in My Heart romance. Okay, I need a stiff drink now. Check out the first glimpse at the hilarity to come below.