First script reading for KBS2 drama series “Father is Strange,” starring Lee Joon & Jung So-Min, took place recently at KBS Annex Broadcasting Station in Yeouido, South Korea. First script reading featured main cast members Lee Joon, Jung So-Min, Kim Young-Chul, Kim Hae-Sook, Lee Yu-Ri, Ryu Soo-Young, Ryu Hwa-Young (’T-ara’) & Min Jin-Woong.
“Father is Strange” first airs February, 2017 in South Korea (takes over KBS2’s Saturday and Sunday 7:55 PM time slot after “The Gentlemen of Wolgyesu Tailor Shop“).
Here’s a visual (poster) of Masaki Okada as Kotaro Katsura for upcoming live-action film “Gintama” starring Shun Oguri. Standing behind Kotaro Katsura is his pet and partner Elizabeth. Elizabeth is from outer space.
“Gintama” is now set for release July 14, 2017 in Japan.
3 main posters for upcoming SBS drama series “Defendant” starring Ji Sung, Kwon Yuri & Uhm Ki-Joon. Caption above the poster at the top states “Hope never disappears.”
“Defendant” first airs January 23, 2017 in South Korea.
Trailer added for upcoming movie “Tantei wa, Konya mo Yuuutsuna Yume wo Miru” starring Tomoki Hirose & Tsunenori Aoki. Story for “Tantei wa, Konya mo Yuuutsuna Yume wo Miru” follows two private detectives as they get involved in a case.
“Tantei wa, Konya mo Yuuutsuna Yume wo Miru” will be released March 4, 2017.
First teaser trailer for upcoming JTBC drama series “Strong Woman Do Bong-Soon” starring Park Bo-Young & Park Hyung-Sik. Teaser trailer features Park Bo-Young as Do Bong-Soon taking care of a subway pervert.
“Strong Woman Do Bong-Soon” first airs February 24, 2017 in South Korea.
Teaser trailer for live-action film “ReLIFE” starring Taishi Nakagawa & Yuna Taira. Movie is based on manga series “ReLIFE” by So Yayoi and directed by Takeshi Furusawa (“Love for Beginners“). Movie follows a 27-year-old man who takes part in research program and takes on the appearance of a high school student.
“ReLIFE” will be released April 15, 2017 in Japan.
Seo Kang-Joon has been offered the lead role in new drama series “Seen from a Distance, Green Spring” (literal title). Currently, Seo Kang-Joon is “positively considering” the offer. The drama series is based on webtoon “Meolriseo Bomyun Pooreun Bom” by Ji Nyoong.
If Seo Kang-Joon accepts the offer, he will play Yeo Joon. He is a third year university student. Even though he is attractive and comes from a wealthy background, he carries emotional pain with him. The drama series is in discussion to air on one of the three Korean major broadcasting stations, but has not been finalized.
Lee Hyun-Woo is cast in new tvN drama series “The Liar and His Lover.” The drama series is based on manga “Kanojo wa Uso o Aishisugiteru” by Kotomi Aoki, which has been previously adapted into 2013 live-action film “The Liar and His Lover” starring Takeru Satoh & Sakurako Ohara in the lead roles. In the tvN drama series version, Lee Hyun-Woo will play lead male character Kang Han-Kyeol. He is a genius level music composer, but hides his identity from others. He meets a female high school student with a great voice.
“The Liar and His Lover” will first air March, 2017 in South Korea (takes over tvN’s 11PM time slot after “Introverted Boss“).
Shun Oguri & Hidetoshi Nishijima are cast in new Fuji TV-KTV drama series “Crisis.” The drama series is scripted by Kazuki Kaneshiro (“SP”) and directed by Kosuke Suzuki & Keiichiro Shiraki. The drama series has Shun Oguri and Hidetoshi Nishijima playing members of a secret Special investigation Team at the National Police Agency. They take on cases involving important political matters and dirty jobs for the government.
“Crisis” will first air this April in Japan.
Teaser trailer and poster for upcoming movie “A Beautiful Star” starring Lily Franky, Tomoko Nakajima, Kazuya Kamenashi & Ai Hashimoto. Movie is based on novel “Utsukushii Hoshi” by Yukio Mishima and directed by Daihachi Yoshida. The unusual premise for the film follows a family who believes they are from outer space and attempt to save the world from nuclear destruction.
“A Beautiful Star” opens May, 2017 in Japan.