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7 Filipino Remakes Of Korean Films To Binge + Watch For

Yassi Pressman and JC Santos are starring in 'More Than Blue!'
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*October 2021 Update* 

Wondering what new movies to watch and look forward to this year? Viva Films and TinCan Films PH have *prepared* different remakes of Korean films for us—it's always nice to see a movie adaptation with that ~distinct Pinoy~ feel! 

Here's a list of Filipino remakes to watch *soon*:

1. More Than Blue (November 19) 

The OG plot: Best friends and soulmates Cream (Lee Bo Youngand K (Kwon Sang Woo) live together, but K has a secret. He has a terminal illness and doesn't have long to live. To *ensure* that Cream won't be lonely when he dies, K sets her up with someone else even though he's totally in love with her. 

The remake: Yassi Pressman and JC Santos will be playing the lead roles! The full trailer, which is already super-emotional, was released on October 18. The PH remake of More Than Blue will be available for streaming on Vivamax starting November 19.


2. My Sassy Girl (Coming Soon) 

The OG plot: A college student named Gyun Woo (Cha Tae Hyun) saves "The Girl" (Jun Ji Hyun) from getting hit by a train. She slowly becomes a bigger part of his life, and he falls in love with her! 

The remake: TinCan Films made the announcement in January 2021 by posting stills of Toni Gonzaga as the movie's female lead! Actor Pepe Herrera was confirmed as the male lead a week later. An official release date hasn't been announced yet, but the movie wrapped filming in December 2020.

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A still from the Filipino adaptation of 'My Sassy Girl' TWITTER/tincanfilmsph
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3. A Moment To Remember (Coming Soon) 

The OG plot: The 2004 movie stars Jung Woo Sung and Son Ye JinIn the film, "27-year-old fashion designer Kim Su Jin is betrayed when she finds out her lover is married. She decides to quit fashion and pursue her role as heiress to her dad's construction company, where she meets a familiar handsome face. Choi Chul Soo is a construction site foreman, whom Su Jin then begins to court. Despite their social class differences, they wind up getting married. But fate gets in the way of their happy ending."

The remake: Alden Richards + Bea Alonzo were announced as the remake's leads in December 2020! This is their first-ever film together. The movie will be a co-production between Viva Films and GMA Pictures and will be directed by Nuel Naval.  

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Bea Alonzo and Alden Richards in a shampoo commercial YOUTUBE/Head & Shoulders Philippines

4. Spellbound (Coming Soon) 

The OG plot: In this horror romantic comedy, a magician falls in love with a woman who has the ability to see the dead! 

The remake: According to a December 2019 report by PEP, Bela Padilla and Marco Gumabao will be starring in the adaptation, replacing James Reid and Nadine Lustre. In an interview, Bela shared, "The story's really good, like buong movie noong nanonood ako, nakangiti lang ako...Cute kasi, ang kulit ng story niya. And medyo malapit siya sa personality ko, first time ko gagawa ng movie na medyo malapit sa akin." 


5. The Housemaid (2021) 

The OG plot: "Eun Yi (Jeon Do Youn) is hired as a nanny in an opulent mansion owned by the wealthy and handsome businessman Hoon Goh (Lee Jung Jae). He wastes no time seducing his alluring young employee who seemingly has little choice but to comply with his sexual advances. Soon the vengeful women of the family, including a villainous matriarch and a heavily pregnant wife, plot against Eun Yi who must fight an equally devious battle to protect herself."


The remake: In October 2020, Kylie Verzosa announced that she was starring in The Housemaid remake as "Daisy." The film also stars Jaclyn Jose as Madam, "the mayordoma Martha who hates her job," and Albert Martinez as the head of the household. The Housemaid is now streaming exclusively on Vivamax.

6. Miss Granny (2018) 

The OG plot: "Complications and hilarity ensue when a 70-year-old woman living unhappily with her son's family is magically restored to her beauty of 50 years earlier." The movie is currently available for streaming on Viu. 

The remake: The PH version starred Nova Villa and Sarah Geronimo as a lola "who realizes she is becoming a burden on her family." Through a magical photo booth, she is transformed back to her 20-year-old self! You can watch the remake on iWant TFC. 

7. Miracle In Cell No. 7 (2019) 

The OG plot: Who didn't cry because of father-daughter duo Yong Gu (Ryu Seung Ryong) and YeSung (Kal So Won)?! In this film, a father with an intellectual disability is wrongfully accused of murdering and abusing a little girl. In prison, his cellmates do everything in their power to help him reunite with his daughter. 


The remake: In the PH adaptation, Aga Muhlach plays Joselito while Xia Vigor portrays his daughter Yesha. Read our honest review of the PH adaptation here

What do you think of these Filipino remakes? 


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