I’m actually looking forward to this movie for some reason, even though the pairing of Yang Mi with Luhan seems like a textbook no-brainer movie casting to stick the two most buzzed about C-entertainers in the same project. China continues to power the remake train of Korean movies and dramas, not to the point of seeming unoriginal and desperate, but definitely enough to make it an ongoing trend. Up next is the C-movie remake of the Korean thriller movie Blind, this time called The Witness.
The original movie starred Kim Ha Neul as a blind woman and Yoo Seung Ho as a rebellious teenager, and the two cross paths when they witness the same crime and are swept up in the aftermath. The setup is exactly the same in The Witness, with Yang Mi playing a blind character for the first time while Luhan will have no problem passing for a rebellious teen since that’s the same character he played in the Chinese remake of Miss Granny called 20 Once Again. It’s funny how Luhan has left Korea (and his former boy band EXO) behind yet can’t seem to shake being in the remakes of Korean projects.