Saturday, 1 March 2008

200 Pounds Beauty adds on sequel

Will Kim Ah-joong don the fat suit again? We aren’t sure. But what we are sure is that there will be a sequel to the 2006 rom-com, 200 Pounds Beauty.

Coming soon: A sequel to 200 Pounds Beauty is
in the works


In the original movie, we saw an overweight songbird named Hanna (played by Kim Ah-joong) undergoing full-body plastic surgery to realise her dream of becoming a famous star. It worked, but along with it Hanna had to deal with weighty (sic) issues about who she really is as a person.

Production house KM Culture has announced that it will be making a sequel to 200 Pounds Beauty and scribe Lee Han – who penned the drama Bodyguard – is writing the screenplay.

This time around, Hanna will pile on the kilos again, no thanks to the “yo-yo syndrome”. She then tries to lose the weight she gained but eventually decides to focus on her singing and not her body.

Plastic beauty Kim Ah-joong, who brought the character to life in the first movie, has shown interest in reprising her role. However, the cast has not been confirmed yet.

200 Pounds Beauty made it to Malaysian cinemas last year (June 7, 2007 to be exact), that's a major achievement.

A movie industry insider once told K-popped! that typically, Korean movies tend to flop at the local box-office. Thus, the scarcity of K-flicks in local cinemas since there is a lack of buyers.

Only K-movies that are really good, or one that generates a lot of buzz make it to the big screen in Malaysia.

Related:
200 Pounds Beauty review

More on Kim Ah-joong

Source & Pic credit: Newsen with translations by Joe Gimm

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6 Comments:

Arin said...

Exactly. So far, only those horror movies got to be screened on Malaysian cinemas. LOL. and I'm never really interested when it comes to that kind of genre.

anyway, back to the topic. Haha, a sequel should be interesting, especially if the original casts are going to return ;D

PrincelyLuna said...

i think it's more of a latter i.e. those movies which 'generate a lot of buzz', most of the time because they are starred by actors and actresses in dramas which are shown on tv here, which you get to see on the big screen. since i don't like horror movies, it's kinda frustrating that a lot of Asian movies like those from Korea, Japan and Thailand are from this genre.

Shay said...

haha yay! Can't wait to see what they do with the sequel :)

Liz said...

Yay, arin & princelyluna, I also dislike horror movies!

I dread them and yeah, it's frustrating when local cinemas are saturated with Asian horror flicks.

I hope they bring in better Asian movies, especially K-movies in the future. :-)

jehan said...

cant wait for this movie. i hope it pushes through. im an avid fan of this movie. i bought its dvd for my love of jo jin moo but i ended up liking kim ah joong all the more, i first saw her in the period drama Emperor of the Sea...

Hydrochloric Acid said...

Gah!! Super Junior's movie didn't make it here! T_T

 

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