First script reading for KBS2 drama series “Soul Repairer” (literal title), starring Shin Ha-Kyun and Jung So-Min, took place December, 2019 at KBS Annex Broadcasting Station in Yeouido, South Korea. Along with director Yoo Hyun-Ki and screenwriter Lee Hyang-Hee, main cast members that attended the first script reading included Shin Ha-Kyun, Jung So-Min, Tae In-Ho, Park Ye-Jin, Joo Min-Kyung, Jo Kyung-Sook, Park Soo-Young, Jung Hae-Kyun, Choi Jung-Woo, and Park Hyun-Suk. The first script reading took about 5 hours to complete.
“Soul Repairer” first airs May, 2020 in South Korea.
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Yuki Yoda (‘Nogizaka46’) is cast for the lead female character in live-action film “Grand Blue” co-starring Ryo Ryusei and Atsuhiro Inukai. The movie is based on manga series “Grand Blue” written by Kenji Inoue and by Kimitake Yoshioka. Tsutomu Hanabusa (“Asahinagu“) directs the live-action film. For “Grand Blue,” Yuki Yoda will play freshman university student Chisa Kotegawa. She is member of the school’s university scuba diving club.
“Grand Blue” will be released May 29, 2020 in Japan.
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Teaser trailer added for TV Chosun drama series “Somehow Family” starring Sung Dong-Il, Jin Hee-Kyung, & Kwon Eun-Bin.
Plot synopsis by AsianWiki: Sung Dong-Il (Sung Dong-Il) and Jin Hee-Kyung (Jin Hee-Kyung) are a married couple. They run a boarding house near an airport and most of their guests work at the airport.
“Somehow Family” first airs March 15, 2020 in South Korea.
Character teaser trailers and character posters added for MBC drama series “365: Repeat The Year” (English title) starring Lee Joon-Hyuk & Nam Ji-Hyun. Each of the character teasers and character posters features either Lee Joon-Hyuk as Detective Ji Hyung-Joo or Nam Ji-Hyun as Shin Ga-Hyun. Caption on Lee Joon-Hyuk’s teaser poster states “I want to turn back death.” Caption on Nam Ji-Hyun’s teaser poster states “At the moment of turning back, everything began to collapse.”
“365: Repeat The Year” will first air March 23, 2020 in South Korea.
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Teaser trailer #2 and five character posters added for OCN drama series “Team Bulldog: Off-duty” starring Cha Tae-Hyun and Lee Sun-Bin. Teaser trailer #2 is set at an old style karaoke place and titled “Team Player Teaser.” Featured in teaser trailer #2 and in the 5 character posters are Cha Tae-Hyun as Jin Kang-Ho, Lee Sun-Bin as Kang Moo-Young, Ji Seung-Hyun as Tak Won, Yoon Kyung-Ho as Teddy Jung, and Jung Sang-Hoon as Lee Ban-Seok.
“Team Bulldog: Off-duty” first airs April 4, 2020 (takes over OCN’s Saturday and Sunday 10:50 PM time slot after “Tell Me What You Saw.””).
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Hyun-Bin is cast in movie “Negotiation” (literal title) co-starring Hwang Jung-Min. The film will be directed by Yim Soonrye (“Little Forest“). For movie “Negotiation,” Hyun-Bin will play an NIS Agent. He works with a diplomat (Hwang Jung-Min) to save kidnapped Koreans in the middle east. Filming will begin soon and will take place primarily in Jordan.
Teaser trailer #2 and second teaser poster added for JTBC drama series “The World of the Married” (English title) starring Kim Hee-Ae and Park Hae-Joon. Captions in teaser trailer #2 states (0:09) “Love collapses in a moment,” (0:14) “The best choice for a woman who lost love,” (0:17) “BBC original “Doctor Foster.” As the last caption mentions, the drama series is a remake of 2015 BBC One TV show “Doctor Foster.”
“The World of the Married” first airs March 27, 2020 in South Korea (takes over JTBC’s Friday & Saturday 10:50 PM time slot after “Itaewon Class“).
First teaser trailer added for upcoming live-action film “Rurouni Kenshin: The Final” starring Takeru Satoh and Emi Takei. The teaser trailer provides footage of a battle between Kenshin Himura (Takeru Satoh) and Enishi (Mackenyu Arata). Caption in the teaser trailer states (0:13) “The last enemy,” and (0:16) “Man who knows mystery of cross wound.”
“Rurouni Kenshin: The Final” will be released July 3, 2020 in Japan.
Teaser poster added for MBC drama series “Find Me in Your Memory” (English title) starring Kim Dong-Wook and Mun Ka-Young. The literal title of the drama series “Memoir of the Man.” Caption on the teaser poster states “Man who remembers forever. What is more pitiful? A woman who forgets to live.”
“Find Me in Your Memory ” first airs March 18, 2020 in South Korea (takes over MBC’s Wednesday & Thursday 9PM time slot after “The Game: Towards Zero“”).
Trailer and poster added for Korean indie film “Fukuoka” starring Kwon Hae-Hyo, Yoon Je-Moon and Park So-Dam. Movie is scripted and directed by Zhang Lu (“Gyeongju“). The film is set in the city of Fukuoka, Japan.
Plot synopsis by AsianWiki: So-Dam (Park So-Dam) is a regular customer at Je-Moon’s (Yoon Je-Moon) bookstore. Because of So-Dam, Je-Moon travels to Fukuoka with her. They visit a small bar, Deulkookhwa (‘wild chrysanthemum’), in Fukuoka. There, Je-Moon meets Hae-Hyo (Kwon Hae-Hyo), who is the bar proprietor. Hae-Hyo and Je-Moon were both in love with Soon-Yi, around the same time, 28 years ago. They meet again after many years.
“Fukuoka” is now set for release March 12, 2020 in South Korea.