South Korean broadcast network tVN announced yesterday (August 11) in a statement to Newsen that it would air a special spin-off of the popular South Korean variety show House On Wheels.
The spin-off will star cast members from the upcoming film Pirates 2 film’s cast, namely: Lee Kwang-soo, EXO’s Sehun, Kang Ha-neul, Han Hyo-joo, Kwon Hang-woo, Chae Soo-bin, Kim Sung-oh, Park Ji-hwan and Kim Ki-doo. It is scheduled to air in September, over South Korean holiday of Chuseok.
The production team of House On Wheels has described the spin-off as “separate” from the original programme, with its concept set to revolve around the cast of the original show – actors Sung Dong-il and Kim Hee-won – “lending their keys to [the newcomers], who will live in the house on wheels without its owners present,” according to translations by Soompi.
Pirates 2 is the highly anticipated sequel to the popular 2014 film Pirates. It will be an action-adventure comedy about fortune-seekers who take to the seas in search of lost treasure. While a release date has yet to be announced, the film is expected to be released some time this year.
In other news, director Ryoo Seung-wan has spoken about the creative process behind his latest film, Escape From Mogadishu. In an interview with Yonhap News Agency, the South Korean director talked about how Escape From Mogadishu had been shaped by the experience from his oft-criticised 2017 period action film The Battleship Island.