3 Pinoy Remakes Of Korean Movies To Add To Our Must-Watch List

Have you seen Sarah Geronimo in 'Miss Granny' yet?
PHOTO: (LEFT) Spellbound/CJ Entertainment, (RIGHT) Mark Jesalva

You've probably seen a few Filipino adaptations of popular Korean dramas, like Temptation Of Wife, Full House, and My Love From The Star. Upcoming series remake, Descendants Of The Sun, also announced its cast pretty recently!

But did you know that there are several upcoming (and existing) remakes of Korean movies as well? Here are a few we're pretty excited about: 

1. Miss Granny

The OG cast: Na Moon HeeShim Eun Kyung, Jinyoung, and Lee Jin Wook

This 2014 South Korean movie tells the story of a 70-something widow who realizes she's becoming a burden to her family. She's your typical loud (and sometimes rude) ahjumma who mysteriously regains her 20-year-old physical appearance. She changes her name and begins a new life. 

The local adaptation of Miss Granny in 2018 was directed by Joyce Bernal and starred Sarah GeronimoNova VillaJames Reid, and Xian LimSarah and Nova play Fely, an elderly woman who finds a second chance at youth after a visit to a mysterious photo studio.

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2. Spellbound 

The OG cast: Son Ye Jin and Lee Min Ki

This 2011 film is a horror romantic comedy. It's about a magician who falls in love with a woman with the ability to see the dead. She not only sees the dead, but they also appear in her life on a regular basis! 

Power couple James Reid and Nadine Lustre are set to star in the PH remake. After announcing that James will not be starring in the Pedro Penduko movie anymore, Viva Films revealed that he will be working with Nadine on the Pinoy version of Spellbound instead. 

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3. Miracle In Cell No. 7 

The OG cast: Ryu Seung Ryong, Kal So Won, and Park Shin Hye

The 2013 family drama tells the story of a mentally-challenged single father who is wrongfully imprisoned for murder. He builds friendships with the hardened criminals in his cell, and in return, they help him reunite with his daughter by smuggling her into the prison to be with him. 

In July 2019, Viva Artists Agency revealed that Aga Muhlach and Nadine Lustre are starring in the Pinoy adaptation of the popular Korean film. Casting for the younger version of Nadine Lustre's character has yet to be announced. 

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