5 Best Korean Movies Based on Novel Released in 2018 – Including Golden Slumber and Be with You
This is a list about Korean novel based movies released in 2018. The movies are “Golden Slumber” produced by Zip Cinema, “Detective K: 3” distributed by Showbox, “Mothers” directed by Lee Dong-Eun, “Be with You” written by Takuji Ichikawa, and “Night of 7 Years” produced by Ahn Eun-mi and Yoon Kyung-hwan. Let’s find more explanations:
*.02.2018-KR| Golden Slumber (Goldeun Seulreombeo)
Golden Slumber (2018) is a South Korean thriller movie based on the 2007 Japanese novel of the same name written by Kōtarō Isaka, explains unpleasant story of an ordinary parcel delivery man Gun-Woo (Gang Dong-Won) who becomes involved in a conspiracy to the assassination of the newly elected prime minister. He was forced to run to save his life, especially when the fabricated evidence begins to mount against him. A 2010 Japanese movie of the same title directed by Yoshihiro Nakamura is also based on the Kōtarō Isaka’s novel.
Golden Slumber (2018) is produced by Zip Cinema, and distributed by CJ Entertainment (South Korea). Directed by No Dong-Seok, with Song Dae-chan as producer. Meanwhile, Kōtarō Isaka was applies as writer. Cast for the main characters in the film includes: Gang Dong-Won, Han Hyo-Joo, Yoon Kye-Sang, Kim Dae-Myung, Kim Sung-Kyun, and Kim Eui-Sung. The film premiere(d) in South Korea on February, 2018.
*.02.2018-KR| Detective K: 3 (Joseon Myungtamjung 3)
Detective K: 3 (2018) is a South Korean comedy crime movie based on the 2003 Kim Tak-Hwan’s novel “Banggakbon Salinsagun”, set in the 18th century Joseon, where a complicated political situation exists under King Jeongjo. Tells when citizens who read commercial novels by Cheong Woon Mong are killed, Kim Min (Kim Myung-Min) and Seo-Pil (Oh Dal-Su) got a chance to investigate the killings. It’s the third of the Detective K film series, after Detective K: Secret Of Virtuous Widow (2011) and Detective K: Secret of the Lost Island (2015).
Detective K: 3 (2018) is distributed by Showbox, directed by Kim Suk-Yoon, with Kim Tak-Hwan was applies as writer. Cast for the main characters in the film includes: Kim Myung-Min, Oh Dal-Su, Kim Ji-Won, and Lee Min-Ki. The film premiere(d) in South Korea on February, 2018.
*.*.2018-KR| Mothers (Your Favor)
Mothers (2018) is a South Korean drama film remake of the Japanese NTV drama series Mother (2010) based on the novel “Dangshinui Bootak – My Other Mother” by Lee Dong-Eun (writer) & Jeong Yi-Yong (illustrator), first published February 25, 2015 by Esoop Publishing. The novel under the title of “Dangboo” (literally “Request”) won the annual spring literary contest in 2013 from newspaper The Dong-A Ilbo. The novel titled “Dangboo” (literally “Request”) won the annual spring literary contest in 2013 from The Dong-A Ilbo newspaper. Tells about Hyo-Jin (Lim Soo-Jung), a 32-year-old woman. Two years ago, her husband died in an accident. Her husband has a 16-year-old son, Jong-Wook (Yoon Chan-Young), from a previous marriage. Hyo-Jin begins to live with Jong-Wook.
When a elementary school teacher realizes that one of the female students is receiving abuse from her mother, her maternal instincts kick in, and she impulsively decided to bring the girl into her own care. She then kidnaps the child and begins to live as her mother.
Mothers (2018) is distributed by tvN, directed by Lee Dong-Eun, with Lee Dong-Eun and Jeong Yi-Yong as story writer and script. Cast for the main characters in the film includes: Lim Soo-Jung, Yoon Chan-Young, and Han Joo-Wan. The film premiered in South Korea on 2018.
*.*.2018-KR| Be with You/Now, I Am Coming to See You (Jigeum, Mannareo Gabmida)
Be with You (2018) is a South Korean drama fantasy romance movie based on the Japanese novel of the same title written by Takuji Ichikawa, centered around Woo-Jin (So Ji-Sub) and his son Ji-Ho (Kim Ji-Hwan), whom he takes care alone after his wife passed away. Before she passed away, she promised that she would be back on a rainy day one year later. And one year later, Soo-A appears again, but she does not remember anything.
Be with You (2018) is distributed by Lotte Entertainment, directed by Lee Jang-Hoon , with Takuji Ichikawa was applies as writer. Cast for the main characters in the film includes: So Ji-Sub, Son Ye-Jin, Kim Ji-Hwan, Ko Chang-Seok, Lee Joon-Hyuk, Son Yeo-Eun, Lee You-Jin, Kim Hyun-Soo, and Bae Yoo-Ram. The film premiere(d) in South Korea on 2018.
The death of his wife Soo-A (Son Ye-Jin) leaves a deep sorrow for Woo-Jin and his 6-year-old son Ji-Ho. Woo-Jin sometimes fainted, and worried that his health would endanger the happiness of his dead wife. While Ji-Ho, after hearing his relatives speculated that her own childbirth was endangering Soo-A’s health, and blamed herself for her mother’s death. But Soo-A had left Ji-Ho a picture book; in the book, Soo-A departs for a celestial body she calls “the Archive Star” but reappears during the following year’s rainy season; turning the pages, Ji-Ho eagerly awaits her return.
On a walk in the forest outside their house, Woo-Jin and Ji-Ho find a woman sheltered from the rain, and immediately accept her as Soo-A. She has no memory or sense of identity; she comes home to live with the father and son anyway. Then Soo-A asks Woo-Jin about they met and fell in love, and he recounts a tale of years of missed chances, beginning in high school and ending when she encouraged their marriage years later. As the rainy season draws to a close, Ji-Ho discovers the “time capsule” he hid with his mother before her death. Soo-A’s diary is inside, and its version of the Woo-Jin-Soo-A romance holds the answers to the mystery.
*.*.2018-KR| Night of 7 Years (7 Nyeonui Bam)
Night of 7 Years (2018) is a South Korean action thriller movie based on Jung Yoo-jung’s novel of the same name, about a man who plans revenge on the grown-up son of his daughter’s killer. The filming starts on November 19, 2015.
Seo-Won has gone through a lot as the son of a murderer. He learned that his father was executed. Seven years ago, his drunken father Hyun-Soo, working as the leader for a management team at a dam, drives out to Seryeong Village where the dam is located. He hits a girl and throws the girl into the lake. Since then, Hyun-Soo goes crazy due to guilt. Young-Je is the dead girl’s father and takes revenge upon Seo-Won. (asianwiki)
Night of 7 Years (2018) is produced by CJ E&M Corp, and distributed by CJ Entertainment. Directed by Choo Chang-min, with Ahn Eun-mi and Yoon Kyung-hwan as producers. Meanwhile, Jung Yoo-Jung and Jang Dong-gun was applies as writers. Cast for the main characters in the film includes: Jang Dong-gun, Ryu Seung-ryong, Go Kyung-pyo, Moon Jeong-hee, and Song Sae-byeok. The film premiere(d) in South Korea on 2018.