Who’s ready for another serving of Heirs? Based on the latest development news, it’s more likely than not that the whole crew will be reuniting for a shorter second go-around in Kim Eun Sook‘s version of rich kids and their love and inheritance woes. Production company Hwa & Dam Pictures, who produced the original Heirs, has inked a production contract with a Chinese studio financing company to jointly produce the K-movie version of Heirs. If this was an overseas remake then the cast would be different, but a Korean movie produced by the same production company naturally leads me to think that the point is to have the original Heirs cast back for a two hour walk down memory lane. Otherwise why bother, right? I hope to god there is a massive time jump, straight past college and into late twenties territory, if you please. The project is currently underway with an eye towards a late 2016 release in movie theaters. I don’t know if Kim Eun Sook will be involved in the Heirs K-movie, but she has upcoming KBS drama Descendants of the Sun hitting the small screen in 2016, and she’s now working on her next drama aimed at late 2016.
Kim Eun Sook’s next drama, the one after Descendants of the Sun, will also be produced by Hwa & Dam Pictures. All I know so far is that the setting is Oriental folklore and monsters, which is a loooooong way from her early days of doing melo like Lovers in Paris or soul swapping hijinks in Secret Garden. She’s currently prepping and doing research, and plans to write the script in early 2016. She’s known for her detailed research and early writing of scripts, in fact her script for DotS is completely done already and the reason that drama hasn’t aired yet is due to fully pre-producing it for simultaneous airing in China.