MBC’s upcoming sageuk drama The Duo held its shooting session for its poster yesterday, and the three leads Chun Jung Myung, Han Ji Hye, and Lee Sang Yoon were all dressed in their sageuk costumes for the first time. I totally want PIE’s hair to be in a mane of glory instead of tied up in a bun. But he has the requisite scruff, which makes me happy enough (for now). Plus he’s dressed in all black and wielding a big sword, which makes me incoherent.
I’m a teensy bit worried about the script since both PIE and the PD have expressed the opinion that they are unsure of whether this drama will be a traditional or fusion sageuk. Since the childhood portion has already been filmed, I hope the production settles on an approach sooner rather than later. For comparison’s sake, Iljimae is considered a fusion sageuk, and Return of Iljimae is considered a traditional sageuk, if I were to compare two similar themed productions.
[Credit: all pictures courtesy of Baidu Chun Jung Myung bar]