2PM’s Ok Taecyeon of “Vincenzo” has received an offer to play the lead role in the upcoming new zombie webtoon-based drama “Taereung Zombie Village.”
Ok Taecyeon is In talks to Play the Lead Role in the Upcoming New Korean Drama “Taereung Zombie Village”
What is Webtoon “Taereung Zombie Village” About?
“Taereung Zombie Village” is a popular webtoon series with a zombie theme. The original web novel was serialized on the portal site Naver from 2017 to 2018. Then it was adapted into a webtoon on the Naver Series in October 2018.
The webtoon “Taereung Zombie Village” is a zombie blockbuster that takes place in Taereung Athlete Village. The venue is a training facility for South Korean athletes who will join the Olympics.
The story portrays the condition of the athletes’ village when the zombie virus spreads. The people who live there, including athletes and trainers, are struggling to leave the place in order to save their loved ones. If the zombies in “All of Us Are Dead” are students and teachers, in the upcoming drama, the zombies are athletes. Since the athletes who got infected are also members of the national team, they will be stronger than regular zombies.
The male protagonist in this popular webtoon is named Do Rak Gu. He is a member of the Judo national team and won a silver medal at the Olympics. He uses his immense power to protect others from the zombie apocalypse. In addition, there will be more exciting characters who are also athletes that will fight the zombies along with Do Rak Gu.
As reported by several media recently, the popular webtoon will have a remake into a drama with the same name. The news has made the webtoon fans and zombie drama lovers anticipate that the popular webtoon will turn into another exciting zombie-themed drama.
Will Ok Taecyeon Plays the Lead Role in “Taereung Zombie Village”?
Idol turned versatile actor Ok Taecyeon has reportedly received an offer to play the lead role of Do Rak Gu in the upcoming new webtoon-based drama “Taerung Zombie Village.” Do Rak Gu is a judo athlete who will do his best to save people from zombies that invade the athletes’ village.
In response to the report, Ok Taecyeon’s agency 51K Entertainment stated,
“It’s true that Ok Taecyeon received the offer and is currently considering it,”51K Entertainment representative.
Further, director Kim Min Ho, who helmed “Unstoppable” in 2018, will direct “Taereung Zombie Village.” Yet there’s no other information concerning other actors who also offered to play in the series.
New Movie and Drama Starring Ok Taecyeon
Ok Taecyeon made his K-pop idol debut in 2008 as a member of 2PM. Then, he debuted his acting career in “Cinderella’s Sister” (2010). His second drama series, “Dream High” (2011), also became a hit and one of the Korean musical dramas that you should binge-watch.
He has been starring in many drama series and films like “Marriage Blue” (2013), “Bring It On, Ghost” (2016), and more. In 2021, Ok Taecyeon successfully played his roles in two drama series, “Vincenzo” and “Secret Royal Inspector & Joy.”
Thanks to his incredible talent, striking acting, and prominent role as Jang Jun Woo / Jang Han Seok in the drama series “Vincenzo,” Ok Taecyeon has gained more recognition from kdrama fans. He successfully amazes the audience with his extraordinary acting skills by performing a “multifaceted” villain. For his impressive acting in “Vincenzo,” the audience suffered from a dilemma, whether they loved or hated the character he played.
If Ok Taecyeon agrees to star in “Taereung Zombie Village,” this will be his third project in 2022 after “Blind” and “Hansan: The Emergence of Dragons.”
Ok Taecyeon’s new drama and first project this year is the mystery-thriller drama “Blind.” In the drama, he plays the role of Ryu Sung Joon, a detective who loves taking a risk. Moreover, the drama is also starring Ha Seok Jin, Apink’s Jung Eun Ji, Park Ji Bin, and Jung Eui Wook.
“Hansan: The Emergence of Dragons”
Ok Taecyeon’s second project this year is a new historical film “Hansan: The Emergence of Dragons.” The film tells about the Battle of Hansando, the Battle of the Korean Navy. The film marks his comeback on the silver screen. In this film, he works with Park Hae Il, Byun Yo Han, Kim Sung Gyu, Ahn Sung Ki, and Son Hyun Joo. The Korean movie “Hansan: The Emergence of Dragons” is set to premiere this summer.
The new prominent role offered to Ok Taecyeon for the drama series “Taerung Zombie Village” will complement the variety of roles he can play in the acting world. Will we see Ok Taeyeon’s muscles as a Judo athlete who slams the zombies and save people from the zombie apocalypse?
Do you think Ok Taecyeon will fit the role of Judo athlete, Do Rak Gu, in the upcoming new drama “Taereung Zombie Village”? Let us know in the comments below.
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