Nearly a month later, "The King: Eternal Monarch" just aired but the film soon became the subject of discussion by the audience by the first impressive images.
After two fevers called Crash Landing on You and Itaewon Class, fans continue to expect that the Korean screen in April will have a new trump card. Among countless upcoming projects, The King: Eternal Monarch is considered to be the most dominant potential. Because the film marks the return of Lee Min Ho and top writer - Kim Eun Sook.
Potential to dominate the Korean screen
In late February, producer The King: Eternal Monarch released the first 30-second teaser for the film. The teaser mostly reveals Lee Min Ho's appearance as the emperor Lee Gon. In less than 2 hours, the teaser reached the top 1 trending on Naver - South Korea, and at the same time, reached the top of search on Chinese social network Weibo.
After teaser 1, the producer continued to release teaser 2 with backstage photos of the two main stars including Lee Min Ho and Kim Go Eun. Fans were constantly complaining about his good looks, and commented that he looked suitable for the monarch image.
The King: Eternal Monarch is scheduled to air on April 17 and is considered a project with the potential to dominate the Korean screen at that time. There are three factors that contribute to movie rating.
First, the film was broadcast on SBS main channel, not the cable channel. Therefore, the work can easily reach high rating, thanks to the popularity of the central station.
Time frame premiered on the evenings on Fridays and Saturdays. Most of the hot Korean films recently have been aired on weekends, such as Crash Landing on You, Itaewon Class, Hyena...
Finally, other films that aired at the same time did not win the attention of the audience. On March 27, jTBC will release The World of the Married starring with Kim Hee Ae, Park Hae Joon. On April 18, tvN will release the romantic drama When My Love Bloom starring with Lee Bo Young every Friday, Saturday.
Lee Min Ho is coming back
Lee Min Ho enlisted in May 2017, after the Legend of the Blue Sea ended. He discharged in May 2019. After leaving the army, as soon as the management confirmed that Lee Min Ho would soon return to film, the audience was anxiously waiting.
Lee Min Ho is famous throughout Asia after the romantic drama Boys Over Flowers. Since then, the actor has starred in a number of other hit works such as City Hunter, The Heirs, Legend of the Blue Sea ...Every time he appears on screen, Lee Min Ho is impressed.
Scriptwriter "gold" Kim Eun Sook appeared again
The script was written by gold writer Kim Eun Sook. The film opens two parallel worlds, one on the monarchy and the other on the democracy. Lee Min Ho transforms into the emperor Lee Gon, who seeks to cut off all roads connecting the two worlds. Meanwhile, Kim Go Eun plays the role of female detective Jung Tae Eul, working with the king to protect mankind from countless dangers when the door connecting the two worlds is left open.
Kim Eun Sook has contributed to the success of a number of dramas such as Secret Garden, Gentleman's Dignity, Mr. Sunshine, Descendant of the Sun, Goblin ... These are all the top rating drama in the history of South Korean television and caused a whole Asia storm at the time of the broadcast.
Thus, in addition to Lee Min Ho, the film has an additional charismatic face, written by writer Kim Eun Sook. This is the second time the aforementioned actor and female writer has collaborated, after The Heirs. The Heirs not only helped confirm Kim Eun Sook's ability to create quality scripts, but also raised Lee Min Ho's name.