Dec 4 2017

Two main posters for movie “1987: When The Day Comes”

2 main posters for upcoming based-on-a-true-story film “1987: When The Day Comes” starring Kim Yun-Seok and Ha Jung-Woo. The posters feature 6 characters who got involved in the case of a 22-year-old university student tortured to death. Along with Kim Yun-Seok and Ha Jung-Woo, the posters feature Kim Tae-Ri, Yu Hae-Jin, Park Hee-Soon and Lee Hee-Joon. The 6 main characters in the film and how they relate to the story:

Director Park (Kim Yun-Seok) of the Public Security Department orders the student’s body to be cremated.

Prosecutor Choi (Ha Jung-Woo) rejects the cremation of the student’s body and pushes for an autopsy.

Prison Officer Han Byeong-Yong (Yu Hae-Jin) delivers a secret letter pertaining to the student’s death.

Yeon-Hee (Kim Tae-Ri) is a first year university student.

Detective Jo (Park Hee-Soon) works to minimize the case.

Reporter Yoon (Lee Hee-Joon) struggles to reveal the truth behind the student’s death.

“1987: When The Day Comes” opens December 27, 2017 in South Korea.

Dec 1 2017

Yoo Ah-In cast in movie “Sovereign Default’s Day”

Yoo Ah-In is cast in movie “Sovereign Default’s Day” (literal title) co-starring Kim Hye-Soo. In addition, French actor Vincent Cassel is cast in a supporting role for the film. Story for “Sovereign Default’s Day” takes place during the 1997 IMF crisis in South Korea. Yoo Ah-In will play Yoon Jung-Hak. He works in the financial field and bets big during the financial crisis. Kim Hye-Soo plays Han Shi-Hyun. She works for a bank and she was the first person to predict the possible sovereign default. She is assigned to a crisis team. Vincent Cassel will play the Managing Director of the IMF (International Monetary Fund). Movie will be directed by Choi Kook-Hee (“Split“).

Filming for “Sovereign Default’s Day” begins December, 2017 in South Korea.

Nov 29 2017

Teaser trailer for movie “The Discloser”

Teaser trailer added for movie “The Discloser” starring Kim Sang-Kyung and Kim Ok-Vin. Movie is the last film directed by Hong Ki-Seon (“Where the Truth Lies“) who passed away December 15, 2016. Story for “The Discloser” follows Lieutenant Colonel Park Dae-Ik (Kim Sang-Kyung) as he works with reporter Kim Jung-Sook (Kim Ok-Vin) to reveal a cover up involving the military.

“The Discloser” will be released sometime in January, 2018 in South Korea.

Nov 25 2017

See list of nominees and winners at the 38th Blue Dragon Film Awards

The 38th Blue Dragon Film Awards just concluded in Seoul, South Korea. Big winners for this year were “A Taxi Driver” which took prizes for “Best Film,” “Best Actor” (Song Kang-Ho), “Best Music” and “Top Box Office Seller.” Movie “I Can Speak” also won multiple awards including “Best Director” (Kim Hyun-Seok), “Best Actress” (Na Moon-Hee) and “Popularity Award” (Na Moon-Hee). Entire list of nominees and winners can be viewed at AsianWiki.

Nov 22 2017

Filming for movie “Be With You” finishes

Filming for romance film “Be With You,” starring So Ji-Sub and Son Ye-Jin, finished November 12, 2017 in Daejeon, South Korea. Filming took about 3 months to complete. The still image above of So Ji-Sub and Son Ye-Jin is the first still image released for the upcoming film. Movie “Be With You” is based on 2003 Japanese novel “Ima, Ai ni Yukimasu” by Takuji Ichikawa. The novel was previously adapted into 2004 film “Be with You” (starring Shido Nakamura and Yuko Takeuchi) and 2005 TBS drama series “Be With You” (starring Hiroki Narimiya and Mimura).

“Be With You” will be released sometime next year in South Korea.

Nov 21 2017

Filming for movie “Byeonsan” finishes …

Filming for upcoming movie “Byeonsan” finished November 18, 2017 in Chuncheon in Gangwon Province, South Korea. Filming took about to 2 months to finish. Lead performers Park Jung-Min and Kim Go-Eun were at the last day of filming. Story for “Byeonsan” follows an unpopular rapper (Park Jung-Min) as he travels back to his hometown of Byeonsan. There he meets Sun-Mi (Kim Go-Eun) who attended the same elementary school. Movie is directed by Lee Joon-Ik.

“Byeonsan” will be released sometime next year in South Korea.

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Nov 15 2017

Main trailer for movie “Steel Rain”

Main trailer added for upcoming movie “Steel Rain” starring Jung Woo-Sung and Kwak Do-Won. The film is based on webcomic “Steel Rain” by Yang Woo-Suk and directed by Yang Woo-Seok. Story for the film is set in the near future and has North Korean escapee Eom Chul-Woo (Jung Woo-Sung) collaborating with South Korean government official Kwak Chul-Woo (Kwak Do-Won) collaborating to prevent an all war on the Korean peninsula.

In addition, and especially good news for international fans, Korean movie distributor NEW and Netflix has reached a deal to stream 3 of NEW’s upcoming films “Steel Rain,” “Psychokinesis” and “The Chase” on Netflix worldwide. The deal between NEW and Netflix was reached during the American Film Market, when the films will be available on Netflix has not yet been revealed.

“Steel Rain” opens December 20, 2017 in South Korea.