News mentioned that the Korean wave (Hallyu) is experiencing a crisis, especially the most important Japanese market which is being shaken. But there are also a few stars that have defied the trend and is continuing the lifeline for the Korean wave. Park Yuchun is the most representative one.
A Japanese official said that dramas with Park Yuchun in the lead role can sell at US$200,000 per episode in Japan. Besides Bae Yong Jun, the originator of Hallyu, only Park Yuchun and Jang Geun Suk can reach this standard of a Class A Hallyu star.
When the news that Park Yuchun is acting in ‘Three Days’ was released, it created a significant stir in markets from Japan and Asia to Europe; the production company has already received many love calls from overseas buyers; the scale of investment for ‘Three Days’ will be more than 10 billion won.