Who doesn’t love “Boys Over Flowers”? Which Asian isn’t a fan of the F4? Taiwanese? Japanese? Korean? And now… American F4!
My favorite version of “Boys Over Flowers” is the Japanese one ~ Hana Yori Dango. I was a bit skeptical at first since I thought that Matsumoto Jun isn’t good looking enough for the lead role, but the acting ~ he personified “Tsukasa”. Inoue Mou is “cute” yet strong as Makino. I think the Korean F4 is the most good-looking bunch of all the remakes by far, but “Hana Yori Dango” is the best in terms of acting, story and production ;p
The American F4 casts relatively unknowns in Hollywood, but who knows what could happen when the series starts? I read that “Boys Before Flowers” is meant as a web series. So who are these ‘unknowns’?
Joseph Almani stars as Liam Montgomery (Jun Pyo/ Tsusaka/ Dao Ming Si)
Trenton Culkin is Oliver Young (Ji Hoo/ Rui / Hua Ze Lei)
Napoleon Tavale is Chase Carlton (Sojirou / Yi Jung/ Xi Men)
Jason Moderno as Noah McAllster (Akira / Woo Bin / Mei Zuo)
The female lead role has not been cast. In fact, the producers are still looking for someone to play Zoey.
Filming starts on October 17th while the first preview is scheduled on October 28th. For more news and info, visit the official website of Boys Before Flowers.
I think I’ll try to see the preview… if the first 15 minutes entertains I might try to finish the episode ;p