Hyun Bin Courted to Headline ‘The Drug King’ Spin-Off

More big-screen projects are coming for Hyun Bin in 2024 as the South Korean A-lister is courted to headline “The Drug King” spin-off. 

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Despite his hiatus from K-dramas, the 41-year-old actor has starred in back-to-back movies in the past few years. 

As for his upcoming projects, he is selected to headline the movie “Made in Korea.”

Will Hyun Bin Accept the $36 million USD Budget Movie ‘Made in Korea’? 

In an exclusive report cited by a media outlet, Hyun Bin was selected to portray the main character in the highly anticipated spin-off. 

Hyun Bin
(Photo : Vast Entertainment)

The upcoming movie is based on the 2018 blockbuster film “The Drug King,” which stars award-winning actor Song Kang Ho with Bae Doona and Jo Jung Suk. 

After 6 years, the spin-off focuses on the continuation of the story of Lee Doo Sam (Song Kang Ho) and the drug that he distributed in “The Drug King.”

Other than Hyun Bin in talks for the lead role, the report also mentioned that the budget for “Made in Korea” is estimated at 48 billion KRW or 36 million USD. 

In addition, the forthcoming spin-off will be directed by Woo Min Ho, who also wrote and helmed the 2018 hit movie, and will be produced by Hive Media Corp. 

What’s Next for Hyun Bin? 

Balancing work and his growing family, Hyun Bin seemed to be focusing more on big-screen projects than K-dramas. 

To recall, his last on-screen appearance was the iconic K-drama “Crash Landing on You” with co-star and wife Son Ye Jin. 

As for film, the A-lister starred in the 2023 action-packed movie “The Point Men” with award-winning stars Hwang Jung Min and Kang Ki Young. 

Following this, Hyun Bin stars in the upcoming film “Harbin.”

A historical action film, it highlights the chaotic era in the early 1900s when Korean independence activists went against the Japanese ruling. 

Set in Harbin, China, the movie also stars Jeon Yeo Bin, Jeo Woo Jin, and Park Jung Min as lead stars. 

In addition, the “Harbin” cast also includes “Itaewon Class” villain Yoo Jae Myung and Park Hoon of Netflix’s “Remarriage and Desires.”

From movies to back-to-back brand events, did you know that Hyun Bin recently starred in a music video? 

Together with Kim Seo An, the duo appeared in Kim Bun Soo’s “The World of You” from his ninth studio album. 

Hyun Bin in The World of You
(Photo : Kim Bum Soo Instagram)

Interestingly, this is Hyun Bin’s second appearance in a music video. The first one is also for Kim Bum Soo for his 2005 song “Memory.”

Hyun Bin’s support for the singer is because of his long-term friendship with him. 

Other than music videos, Kim Bum Soo was spotted at Hyun Bin and Son Ye Jin’s wedding in 2022 and sang a congratulatory song for the couple.