"Miracle in Cell No. 7" filmmakers applauds Pinoy remake

Heidi Hsia

19 Dec – Lee Hwan-kyung and Kim Min-ki, the respective director and producer of the Korean hit film "Miracle in Cell No. 7", were full of praises for the Pinoy adaptation of the said movie, which held its premiere recently.

As reported on Push, Kim, who arrived in the Philippines to attend the premiere alongside Lee, stated that the Aga Muhlach-starrer felt like an original that it could be a stand-alone film.

"It looks like an original, so we really had a good feeling and experience watching this movie," he said.

The two also expressed their admiration for the cast members, adding that the ending were also unforgettable to them.

"The final scene of the movie seemed more touching than the original, so it was very impressive. It felt like a gift from the Philippines," said Lee.

Directed by Nuel Naval, the Filipino version of Korea's "Miracle in Cell No. 7" stars Aga Muhlach as a mentally impaired man who is wrongly imprisoned for a murder. It will be released nationwide on 25 December as part of the Metro Manila Film Festival.

The original 2013 film, which stars Ryu Seung-ryong in the lead, was a box office hit that won multiple awards including Blue Dragon Film Awards' Most Popular Film and 21st Korean Culture and Entertainment Awards's Grand Prize in Film for the aforementioned actor.

Aside from the Filipino version, the movie has also been adapted into a Kannada movie in 2017 titled "Pushpaka Vimana" and in Turkey as "7. Koğuştaki Mucize".

(Photo Source: ABS CBN)