“Drama ” is set to grace our screens next month, premiering on the online video streaming service (OTT) Disney Plus. The highly-anticipated 20-episode series, which garnered considerable attention due to its whopping 50 billion won production budget, is based on the immensely popular webtoon of the same name created by Kang Pool. What sets this adaptation apart is Kang Pool’s newfound title as a drama writer, bringing his unique vision to the small screen. Let’s delve deeper into the compelling world of “Moving” and discover its remarkable approach to blending superpowers with realism.
- Ryoo Seung-Ryong – Jang Joo-Won
- Han Hyo-Joo – Lee Mi-Yeon
- Cho In-Sung – Kim Du-Sik
- Kim Sung-Kyun – Lee Jae-Man
- Cha Tae-Hyun – Jeon Gye-Do
- Ryoo Seung-Bum – Frank
- Kim Hee-Won – Choi Il-Hwan
- Moon Sung-Geun – Min Yong-Joon
- Lee Jeong-Ha – Kim Bong-Seok
- Ko Yoon-Jung – Jang Hee-Soo
- Kim Do-Hoon – Lee Gang-Hoon
- Park Hee-Soon – Kim Deok-Yoon
- Hwang Dae-Woong – Han Seung-Do
A Unique Storyline
At first glance, “Moving” may seem like an ordinary drama, but it unfolds an extraordinary tale of characters with concealed superpowers, fighting their way through the complexities of reality. Among the intriguing cast are Jang Joo-won (played by Ryu Seung-ryong), blessed with the power of immortality, Kim Doo-sik (played by Cho In-sung), who can take flight, and Lee Mi-hyun (played by Han Hyo-joo), possessing extraordinary senses. These fascinating individuals captivate viewers with their enigmatic abilities and hidden lives.
New Characters, New Dimensions
“Moving” is not a mere replication of the webtoon but a voyage into a new realm. The drama introduces fresh faces like Jeon Gye-do (played by Cha Tae-hyun), able to wield electricity, and Frank (played by Ryu Seung-beom), an antagonist striving to eliminate those with superpowers. These dynamic additions bring a fresh layer of tension and excitement to the narrative, enlivening the already gripping storyline.
Challenges in Adaptation
Kang Pool, the mastermind behind the webtoon, faced the challenge of transforming his creation into a drama. Unlike webtoons, where readers’ imaginations can fill in the gaps, dramas must lay bare every scene, necessitating a different storytelling approach. Although initially unfamiliar, the transition allowed Kang Pool to explore complex and grandiose sequences without personally illustrating them, offering a new realm of enjoyment in the creative process.
Realism Over Spectacle
While the webtoon emphasized the concept of “Korean-style heroes,” individuals with superpowers living inconspicuously, the drama takes a unique route by infusing realism into its portrayal of these abilities. Departing from the flashy aesthetics typical of Marvel productions, “Moving” opts for a more authentic and emotional approach, blending superpowers seamlessly with the familiar surroundings of everyday life.
The drama’s post-production process, which spanned nearly a year after wrapping up filming in July of last year, involved meticulous computer graphics and visual effects (VFX). With an astounding 7,540 CG cuts expertly woven into the series, the team aimed to create not only visually striking effects but also emotions that resonate with the audience.
As we eagerly await the release of “Moving” on Disney Plus next month, it promises to be a thrilling and innovative drama that breathes new life into the world of superpowers. By venturing beyond the boundaries of the original webtoon, “Moving” offers viewers an immersive experience with its captivating storyline, exceptional characters, and masterful blend of realism and superpowers. The drama’s bold approach to VFX and special effects ensures that we’re in for a visually stunning and emotionally evocative journey. Buckle up and prepare to be moved by this extraordinary drama!