Peter Chan Ho-Sun's classic will soon be a 20-part Korean drama

Peter Chan Ho-sun’s classic Hong Kong film Comrades: Almost A Love Story will be remade as a 20-part Korean TV series.

Chan’s 1996 classic tells the tale of two mainland Chinese trying to make a life in Hong Kong just before its independence from the UK.  It is speculated that the Korean remake will be reframed as a North Korean or Chinese-Korean who tries to readjust to life in Seoul, with the help of an ambitious woman.

The show is to be produced by Studio LYD, which is also developing the Korean remake of the Chinese hit web series, Go Princess Go with China’s LeTV and FOX Network Group.

Studio LYD was formed by Joon Lee, former head of North Asia and head of original production for Mainland China for FOX Network Group, J.S. Kim, former CEO of CJ Entertainment and former president of KT Media Hub and Park Hyung Jun (“A Better Tomorrow” remake.)

“I’m very excited to be able to take one of Asia’s top melodramas and express it into a Korean drama. This is a story that I’m very passionate about and we plan to bring in one of Korea’s top writers to start on the project,” said Park.