First script reading and gosa ceremony for movie “Outbreak,” (literal title), starring Hyun-Bin and Jang Dong-Gun, took place August 23, 2017. The traditional gosa ceremony is performed to bring about good fortune and avoid misfortune. At the script reading main cast members including Hyun-Bin, Jang Dong-Gun, Jo Woo-Jin, Kim Eui-Sung, Jeong Man-Sik, Seo Ji-Hye, Lee Sun-Bin and Jo Dal-Hwan. Movie is directed by Kim Sung-Hoon and screenplay by Hwang Jo-Yoon. Director Kim Sung-Hoon and screenwriter Hwang Jo-Yoon worked with actor Hyun-Bin previously in 2017 film “Confidential Assignment.”
Filming for “Outbreak” will begin September 1, 2017 in South Korea.
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Teaser poster for upcoming movie “Criminal City” (literal title) starring Ma Dong-Seok and Yoon Kye-Sang. In movie “Criminal City,” Ma Dong-Seok plays a detective as he tries to take down a Chinese criminal ring led by a man played by Yoon Kye-Sang.
“Criminal City” will be released October 4, 2017 in South Korea.
Release date is now set for December 20, 2017 for upcoming live-action film “Along With The Gods.” The movie stars Ha Jung-Woo, Cha Tae-Hyun, Ju Ji-Hoon and Ma Dong-Seok. Story for the film is based on popular webcomic “Singwa Hamgge” by Joo Ho-Min and directed by Kim Yong-Hwa. Movie “Along With The Gods” is set in the afterlife and revolves around Angels of Deaths and trials held for recently deceased humans. The film will be released in two parts (with part 2 coming sometime during summer, 2018).
Lee Na-Young is cast in movie “Beautiful Days.” The film is based on a true story and directed by Jero Yun. The film will follow a North Korean woman who defects to China. The woman later abandons her ethnic Korean husband and son in China and goes to South Korea. She meets her son again 16 years later. Lee Na-Young will play the main character from her late teen years through her 30’s. Lee Na-Young is also forgoing a salary for her performance.
Kim Go-Eun has now accepted the lead female role in movie “Byeonsan” co-starring Park Jung-Min. The film will be directed by Lee Joon-Ik. The movie title of Byeonsan refers to the hometown of the two main characters where they meet again as young adults. Filming for the movie will begin sometime this autumn in South Korea.
Filming for upcoming movie “Psychokinesis” (literal title) finished August 6, 2017 in Chuncheon, Gangwon Province, South Korea. The comedy film stars Ryoo Seung-Ryong and Shim Eun-Kyung. Yeon Sang-Ho of “Train To Busan” fame directs the film. Filming for “Psychokinesis” took about 4 months to finish.
“Psychokinesis” will be released sometime next year in South Korea.
Here’s the first still images of Ma Dong-Seok and Yoon Kye-Sang in upcoming movie “Criminal City” (literal title). The movie is based on the real life “Heuksapa Incident” that occurred in 2007. Detectives in South Korea arrested 32 people who were part of a criminal ring from Yanbian, China. In the film, Ma Dong-Seok plays Detective Squad Chief Ma Suk-Do. He attempts to take down a criminal ring led by Jang Chen (Yoon Kye-Sang).
Additionally, the release date for “Criminal City” is now set for October 4, 2017 in South Korea.
Here’s 6 character posters for upcoming movie “Namhansanseong” (Korean title). The character posters are of Lee Byung-Hun, Kim Yun-Seok, Park Hae-Il, Ko Soo, Park Hee-Soon and Jo Woo-Jin. Story for the film takes place over 47 days in the mountain fortress city of Namhansanseong with the fate of Joseon hanging in the balance.
A little background on the characters. Lee Byung-Hun will play Retainer Choi Myung-Kil. He insists on negotiating with the invading Qing Dynasty. Kim Yun-Seok plays Retainer Kim Sang-Hun. He insists on fighting the invading Qing Dynasty. Park Hae-Il plays King Injo. He agonzies over the two different scenarios. Ko Soo plays Seo Nal-Shwe. He delivers official papers. Park Hee-Soon plays General Lee Shi-Baek. He defends the wall of Namhansanseong. Jo Woo-Jin plays Jung Myung-Soo. He is translator to the Qing Dynasty.
“Namhansanseong” opens September, 2017 in South Korea.
Teaser posters and main trailer added for upcoming movie “The Poet and The Boy” starring Yang Ik-June, Jeon Hye-Jin and Jung Ga-Ram. The film has Yang Ik-June playing an untalented poet. He has been unable to have a child with his wife, played by Jeon Hye-Jin, due to a low sperm count. He then meets a teenage boy, played by Jung Ga-Ram, who changes him.
“The Poet and The Boy” will be released September, 2017 in South Korea.
Teaser trailer added for movie “I Can Speak” starring Lee Je-Hoon and Na Moon-Hee. Movie is directed by Kim Hyun-Seok (“Cyrano Agency“/”C’est si bon“). Story for “I Can Speak” follows a city hall employee (Lee Je-Hoon) and an elderly neighborhood resident (Na Moon-Hee). The city employee is somehow tasked with teaching the elderly woman English.
In addition, “I Can Speak” is now slotted for release sometime this September in South Korea.