‘M16’ on the XTM channel is a talk show on general topics for men such as military, sports, politics and dating. The show is broadcast every Monday night at 22:00 (KST). Unfortunately the channel is only available in South Korea so we’re unable to watch.
The topic in tonight’s episode is about creating movies on real people who are well known such as the Russian genius mathematician Grigori Perelman, founder of the South Korean Navy Son Won-il and scientist cum detective (?) Isaac Newton.
Choe Seong Jun who had acted with Sang Hyun in the 2013 Kdrama ‘I Hear Your Voice’ had remarked that he would like to make a movie on Isaac Newton and his choice of lead actor for this role would be Sang Hyun. During the phone interview, everyone in the studio laughed when Sang Hyun joked that payment should be made in advance.
I thought I had read wrongly as I’ve not heard of Isaac Newton being a detective but a search on Google did verify that in Tom Levenson’s book ‘Newton and the Counterfeiter’. Not a bad idea to cast Sang Hyun in an unconventional role should there be such a movie.