Guardian: The Lonely and Great God, better known as Goblin, was a Hallyu phenomenon when it first broadcasted in 2016. It pushed actors Gong Yoo and Lee Dong-wook into superstardom and after a year of sweeping award ceremonies, fans still want more.
According to a source, a mainland Chinese TV station has been looking into adapting the Korean drama for the Chinese audiences. Discussions for the lead actors have reportedly already begun, and the source says 26-year-old Chinese actor Deng Lun (邓伦) is currently in negotiations to play Gong Yoo’s role Kim Shin, the immortal goblin.
Deng Lun shot to fame after starring in 2018’s popular xianxia hit Ashes of Love <香蜜沉沉烬如霜> alongside Andy Yang (杨紫). He debuted six years ago in the television drama Flowers in Fog <花非花雾非雾>, which also starred Taiwanese actress Ruby Lin (林心如) and Korean actor Joo Jin-mo.
Goblin won’t be China’s only Korean drama remake this year. On February 26th, it was announced that the Korean drama I Can Hear Your Voice will be getting the remake treatment as well. Confirmed stars in the Chinese remake include Kim Jin (金瀚) and Stephy Qi (戚薇).
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.