Dec 6 2019

Teaser trailer & two teaser posters for movie “Secret Zoo”

Teaser trailer and two teaser posters added for movie “Secret Zoo” (English title) starring Ahn Jae-Hong and Kang So-Ra. Movie is based on webcomic “Haechijiana” by Hun and directed by Son Jae-Gon (“My Scary Girl“).

Plot synopsis by AsianWiki: Attorney Tae-Soo (Ahn Jae-Hong) takes a job as the director of a zoo. The zoo is facing bankruptcy. All the animals at the zoo have been sold and there are no animals left at the zoo. To turn around the zoo, an extraordinary project is created. Workers are required to wear animal suits and act like animals. Soon the zoo goes viral on social media.

Captions in the teaser trailer asks in Korean (0:26) “Polar bear drinking a coke … first time to see that?” (0:28) “Lion walking upright … first time to see that?” (0:35) “Sloth texting … first time to see that?” (0:40) “Gorilla driving … first time to see that?”

In addition, “Secret Zoo” is now set for release January 15, 2020 in South Korea.

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Dec 6 2019

Teaser trailer #3 & teaser poster for SBS drama series “Hot Stove League”

Teaser trailer #3 and teaser poster added for SBS drama series “Hot Stove League” starring Namgung Min & Park Eun-Bin. The baseball themed drama series has Namgung Mn playing General Manager Baek Seung-Soo and Park Eun-Bin as team operations manager Lee Se-Young. Teaser trailer #3 begins with Park Eun-Bin asking in Korean “Should I quit?” Caption on the teaer poster states “This is not about baseball story.”

“Hot Stove League” will first air December 13, 2019 in South Korea.

Dec 5 2019

Sol Kyung-Gu & Park Hae-Soo cast in movie “Yacha”

Sol Kyung-Gu & Park Hae-Soo are cast in action film “Yacha.” The film will be directed by Na Hyeon (“The Prison“). Filming for “Yacha” begins December, 2019 in South Korea.

Plot synopsis from AsianWiki: Kang-In (Sol Kyung-Gu) leads a secret NIS operation team in Shenyang, China. His nickname is Yacha, which refers to a fierce ghost who harasses or kills people. Kang-In is cold-blooded man. He achieves his objectives by using any means necessary. Meanwhile, Ji-Hoon (Park Hae-Soo) is a prosecutor in the Seoul Central District Prosecutor’s Office. He follows the law no matter what. He gets demoted to Shenyang, China. There, Ji-Hoon comes up against Kang-In.

“Yacha” will be released sometime next year in South Korea via Showbox.

Dec 5 2019

Main trailer for movie “Ashfall”

Main trailer added for disaster film “Ashfall” starring Lee Byung-Hun, Ha Jung-Woo, Ma Dong-Seok, Jeon Hye-Jin, and Bae Suzy. Captions in the trailer teases (0:27) “Baekdu Mountain erupted” and (0:60) “December, to prevent the last eription an impossible operations begins.” The film revolves around a series of devastating volcano eruptions that take place on Baekdu Mountain.

“Ashfall” will be released December 19, 2019 in South Korea.

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Dec 4 2019

Jung Sang-Hoon cast in tvN Drama Stage special “Blackout”

Jung Sang-Hoon is cast in tvN Drama Stage special “Blackout.” “Blackout” is the 7th installment in the 2020 tvN Drama Stage series of specials. The drama special will have Jung Sang-Hoon playing main character Yang Ik-Seung.

Plot Synopsis from AsianWiki: Yang Ik-Seung (Jung Sang-Hoon) came to Seoul by himself. He started a business, but that failed. He has been working as a taxi driver for the past 3 years. One mourning, he wakes up and he cannot not remember what happened the past 8 hours of last night. One billion won in cash appeared in front of Yang Ik-Seung.

“Blackout” will air January 8, 2020 in South Korea.

Dec 4 2019

Ryoo Hyoun-Kyoung & Oh Jung-Se cast in tvN Drama Stage “My Husband Has Kim Hee-Seon”

Ryoo Hyoun-Kyoung and Oh Jung-Se are cast in tvN Drama Stage special “My Husband Has Kim Hee-Seon” (literal title). The 1 episode drama special is installment #6 in the 2020 tvN Drama Stage series. The drama special will also have a cameo appearance by Kim Hee-Seon playing herself.

Plot synopsis by AsianWiki: Kim Jin-Mook (Oh Jung-Se) and Choi So-Hae (Ryoo Hyoun-Kyoung) have been married for 8 years and they have a 7-year-old son. Kim Jin-Mook is a huge fan of actress Kim Hee-Seon (Kim Hee-Seon). Kim Jin-Mook begins to receive calls from someone named Kim Hee-Seon. Choi So-Hae wonders if her husband is having an affair and even their 7-year-old son leaves home to find Kim Hee-Seon.

“My Husband Has Kim Hee-Seon” will air January 1, 2020 in South Korea..

Dec 4 2019

Kenta Kiritani & Masahiro Higashide cast in TV Asahi drama series “The Detective and The Prosecutor”

Kenta Kiritani and Masahiro Higashide are cast for lead roles in TV Asahi drama series “The Detective and The Prosecutor” (literal title of “Keiji to Kenji: Shokatsu to Chiken no 24ji”). The drama series has an original screenplay scripted by Yasushi Fukuda (“DOCTORS: The Ultimate Surgeon“) and will be directed by Keita Motohashi & Takuro Oikawa. The drama series will have Kenta Kiritani playing Detective Gota Nakaido and Masahiro Higashide playing Prosecutor Shuhei Majima.

Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki: Gota Nakaido (Kenta Kiritani) is a detective at the Kanagawa Prefectural Police Station. Shuhei Majima (Masahiro Higashide) is a prosecutor in the Yokohama District Prosecutors’ Office in Kanagawa Prefecture.

Gota Nakaido is the kind of detective who tries to catch criminals as hard as he can and he wants to be thanked by the victims. Shuhei Majima believes social justice is to gain convictions for criminals. These two men, who are righteous and enthusiastic about their jobs, face various cases and work together to solve them.

“The Detective and The Prosecutor” first airs  January, 2020 in Japan (takes over TV Asahi’s Thursday 9PM time slot after “Doctor-X“).

Dec 4 2019

Ep.1 air date & first script reading for tvN drama series “Money Game”

Ep.1 air date for tvN drama series “Money Game,” starring Ko Soo, Lee Sung-Min, & Shim Eun-Kyung, is now set for January, 2020. The drama series will slot into tvN’s Wednesday & Thursday 9:30PM time slot after “Psychopath Diary.” Meanwhile, announcement of the first script reading was released today, which took place several months ago. Attending the first script reading were main cast members Ko Soo, Lee Sung-Min, Shim Eun-Kyung, Yoo Teo, Jeong Dong-Hwan, Choi Woong, Choi Byung-Mo, Bang Eun-Hee, Jo Jae-Ryong, Kim Jung-Pal, Choi Duk-Moon, and Oh Ryong.

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Dec 3 2019

Actor Cha In-Ha found deceased today

According to the South Korean police, actor Cha In-Ha was found deceased today December 3, 2019 at his home. His body was found by his manager. Cha In-Ha’s exact cause of death has not yet been revealed. Cha In-Ha was appearing in currently airing MBC drama series “Love With Flaws” as major supporting character Joo Won-Suk. Cha In-Ha was 27 years of age before passing away.