The cast of “Money Heist: Korea” shared their experiences and thoughts on one of the most anticipated remakes of the year.
Director Kim Hong Seo and screenwriter Ryu Yong Jae, along with main stars Park Hae Soo, Yoo Ji Tae, Jeon Jong Seo, Kim Ji Hoon, Lee Won Jong, Kim Yoon Jin, and more, graced the press conference ahead of the premiere..
At a media briefing, the team was asked about their thoughts on whether “Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area” would achieve the same fame or even surpass the success of “Squid Game.”
As one outlet pointed out, instead of voting, Director Kim Hong Seo expressed his gratitude for the fame of “Squid Game” and pointed out that because of the hit series, “a lot of Korean content is doing well.”
As for filmmakers, he stressed that if “Money Heist: Korea” does well, he thinks that it will pave the way for films and series that emerge after the remake..
But of course, he also hopes that the Korean adaptation will be close to the success of “Squid Game.”
Both “Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area” and “Squid Game” fall under streaming giant Netflix.
In 2021, the K-series directed by Hwang Dong Hyuk became Netflix’s biggest show after getting massive hype and not to mention nearly $900 million worth for the company..
Park Hae Soo in ‘Squid Game’ in his new series ‘Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area’
While the Korean adaptation of “Money Heist” boasts a star-studded and impressive lineup, one familiar face is Park Hae Soo.
To remember, he played the character of Lee Jung Jae, Seong Gi Hoon’s childhood friend, Cho Sang Woo..
He is known in their small circle as a successful financial analyst in Seoul but little do they know that he is also struggling to pay off his debts; hence, he and Seung Gi Hoon reunited in the arena.
After almost a year, it’s back on Netflix, headlined the most awaited remake of 2022.
From debt ridden in the “Squid Game,” he transforms as the notorious Berliner, who is among the gang members.
Like the director, he was also asked the same question, considering he starred in “Squid Game” and “Money Heist: Korea.”
As the same outlet found, Park Hae Soo said that as an actor, he wasn’t “quite sure” whether it would become a big hit like the 2021 series.
It depicts various characters and new ones compared to the original series..
K-series led by Lee Jung Jae.
Park Hae Soo’s character, Berlin whose real name is Andrés de Fonollosa, was originally played by Pedro Alonso.
Due to the overwhelming success, “Money Heist” or “La Casa De Papel” was extended for five seasons.
On the other hand, the Korean remake of “Money Heist” will be available on Netflix on June 24 with a total of 12 episodes.