Spanish Netflix crime series Money Heist to get a South Korean remake

Money Heist has become one of Netflix's most-watched dramas, and even in South Korea, has enjoyed enormous success.
Money Heist has become one of Netflix's most-watched dramas, and even in South Korea, has enjoyed enormous success.PHOTO: NETFLIX

SEOUL - Spanish heist crime drama, Money Heist (2017 - present) is reportedly getting a Korean remake, according to an exclusive report by South Korean newspaper, Ilgan Sports.

The television series, one of Netflix's most popular, follows a man who recruits eight others to carry out a heist of the Royal Mint of Spain.

The show has become one of Netflix's most-watched dramas, and even in South Korea, has enjoyed enormous success, often securing a place in the country's Top 10 list, according to Korean pop culture website, Koreaboo.

It is no surprise that Korean company, BH Entertainment and its production agency, ZIUM Contents are pushing for a South Korean remake.

BH Entertainment manages many top actors, including Lee Byung Hun (Mr Sunshine, 2018), and Yoo Ji Tae (Healer, 2014 - 2015). Their production agency, ZIUM Contents, is also pursuing a Hollywood remake of popular Korean horror film Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum.

Since the news broke, Korean netizens have been in a tizzy. Some have created their dream casting lineup, while others are speculating how the storyline will develop.