• Descendants of the Sun is a 2016 South Korean television series starring Song Joong-ki, Song Hye-kyo, Kim Ji-won, and Jin Goo.

Descendants of the Sun is a 2016 South Korean television series starring Song Joong-ki, Song Hye-kyo, Kim Ji-won, and Jin Goo. (Photo : Twitter/Kim Ji Won Fan)

Good news awaits to all "Descendants of the Sun" fans, as the massive pan-Asia hit drama, which starred Song Joong-Ki and Song Hye-Kyo, is being made into a Chinese film by Chinese and Korean producers.

Most recent reports claimed that Chinese director Zhang Yibai, whose previous projects include 2014's "Fleet of Time," has been appointed to helm the production of the drama's movie adaptation. The good news came to light during a press conference on June 28, Tuesday, by Zhejiang Huace Film and China's largest production studios, TV Co.

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"I feel big pressure since the TV drama series 'Descendants of the Sun' is already a big hit with very charming male and female protagonists," China Daily quoted Zhang as saying before a predominantly Chinese crowd. "I think the production of a film should not only take advantage of the powerful popularity of the television series but also see some improvement."

Filmmaker Zhang added that the cast of the movie adaptation has not been decided yet. Further, Zhang expressed that he is still thinking about how he will decipher the original drama's unique charm onto the big screen.

The announcement came a few months after it was initially reported that the series' production company, NEW Entertainment, has discussed the possibility of a movie adaptation. On April 7, a representative from NEW revealed that they are receiving a great deal of love calls in regards to the drama's remake and publication rights.

"We have been receiving a lot of questions regarding remakes and optional publication rights," a representative told MBN Star, according to Soompi. "So it is true that we have been negotiating with several companies."

Set in a war and disease raging country of Wooreukeu (Uruk), the melodrama follows the captain of a South Korean Special Forces unit named Yoo Si Jin aka Big Boss (Joong-Ki) and Dr. Kang Mo Yeon, a cardiothoracic specialist who works at Haesung Hospital. A bizarre love story ensues between Yoo Si Jin and Kang Mo Yeon, after they meet and fall in love again in a war-torn nation of Uruk.

Other casts include Jin Goo, Kim Ji Won, Kang Shin II, Kim Byung Chul, Park Hoon, Choi Woong, Ahn Bo Hyun, Kim Min Suk and more. Co-written by Kim Eun Sook and Kim Won Suk, the drama aired on KBS2 from Feb. 24 to April 22 for 19 episodes.

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