It’s a Korean-Chinese joint production drama, which will reunite him with his Doctor Stranger director Jin Hyuk. The drama is a fantasy romance called Jade Lovers and the project will be quite the blockbuster, with a production budget of 40 billion won and a partnership with DMG Entertainment (Iron Man 3). Set in the 1930s, the drama is looking to cast a top Chinese actress to co-star opposite Lee Jong-seok, to begin filming in Shanghai and Hengdien in January.
Jade Lover is the second story of China’s Carat Lovers Series. The first is the hit drama Diamond Lover which was starred by Rain. Jade Lover and Diamond Lover are two different stories, after the audience watch Jade Lover, the audience can find out which style of love you are having with your lover by comparing it with Diamond Lover.
The story is about a woman who is confused about her feelings, a “female neurotic” who experienced a change from “princess to female servant” and how she become a goddess amidst all these difficulties, and her love-hate relationship with a CEO (who is back from overseas) living in between the bright and dark sides of the world, how they find their real self in the their love and get a brilliant life in the process. Because the story background is imaginary, so the space for plot development is going to be wider, and the love it will demonstrate is going to be purer, it will be based on 1930s Western vintage romantic style and it will bring the audience grand visual enjoyment. Jade Lover and Diamond Lover are two different stories, after the audience watch Jade Lover, the audience can find out which style of love you are having with your lover by comparing it with Diamond Lover.
The love story background is set in the center of jewelry trade in the 1930s, between the heirs of two Chinese rival families heirs.
Lee Jong Suk will be the second son of a new emerging jewelry trade family, a modern boy who is gentle on the outside, but tough inside.