Rain and Kang So-Ra have been offered lead roles in new biopic film “Uhm Bok-Dong.” The film is based on the life Korean bicyclist Uhm Bok-Dong (1892-1951). He become a hero in Korea during the Japanese colonial era by winning many bicycle races. Currently, Rain and Kang So-Ra are positively considering the offers. Lee Beom-Soo is already cast to play supporting character Hwang Jae-Ho. His character is the coach of Uhm Bok-Dong. Celltrion Entertainment will produce the film which features Lee Beom-Soo as the company’s CEO. Filming for “Uhm Bok-Dong” is expected to begin sometime during the first half of this year.
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Lee Sung-Min, Shin Ha-Kyun, Song Ji-Hyo & Lee El are cast in new comedy film “Wind Wind Wind” (literal title). Filming for the movie is scheduled to begin March 13, 2017 and the screenplay is set on Jeju Island. In the film, Lee Sung-Min will play energetic, middle-aged Seok-Geun. His younger sister is Mi-Young (Song Ji-Hyo). Mi-Young is married to Bong-Soo (Shin Ha-Kyun). Bong-Soo once dreamed of becoming a top chef, but he is now a rather weak husband. One day, a woman named Je-Ni (Lee El) appears in front of Bong-Soo. Movie will be directed by Lee Byeong-Hun (“Twenty“).
Teaser trailer added for upcoming movie “The Mayor” starring Choi Min-Sik, Kwak Do-Won & Shim Eun-Kyung. Movie is directed by Park In-Je. Movie “The Mayor” has Choi Min-Sik playing Byun Jong-Goo. His character is the mayor of Seoul and he embarks on an election campaign for a third term. Kwak Do-Won plays his campaign manager Sim Hyuk-Soo and Shim Eun-Kyung will play campaign strategist Park Kyung.
“The Mayor” opens sometime this April in South Korea.
Trailer added for upcoming movie “Dad is Daughter” (literal title) starring Jung So-Min & Yoon Je-Moon. The film is based on 2006 Japanese novel “Papa to Musume no Nanokakan” by Takahisa Igarashi. The novel was previously adapted into 2007 TBS drama series “Seven Days of a Daddy and a Daughter” (“Papa to Musume no Nanokakan”) which stars Yui Aragaki &
Hiroshi Tachi in the lead roles. Story for “Dad is Daughter” follows daughter (Jung So-Min) and father (Yoon Je-Moon) as they both have important moments approaching … but they suddenly switch bodies.
“Dad is Daughter” opens April, 2017 in South Korea.
Hyeri (‘Girl’s Day’) has been offered the lead female role in upcoming movie “Strange Object” (literal title) starring Kim Myung-Min. Currently, Hyeri is postively considering the offer. If she accepts, this will be Hyeri’s first performance in a feature length film. Movie “Strange Object” had the early Korean working title of “Jakseoui Byeon – Moolgwoeui Seubgyeok.” Shin Jung-Won was first selected to direct the film, but dropped out of the project. The genre of the film was then changed from a historical-fantasy film to a historical-comedy film. This led to Jung Woo-Sung declining an offer to play the lead male role in which Kim Myung-Min now plays. Huh Jong-Ho now directs the film.
Lee Byung-Hun and Park Bo-Gum have been offered lead roles in new movie “Ansi Fortress” (literal title). The film will be directed by Kim Kwang-Sik and set in the year 645. Currently, both actors are considering the offers. Story for the film revolves around the Siege of Ansi which took place in 645 between Goguryeo and Tang forces.
Filming for upcoming movie “Room 7,” starring Shin Ha-Kyun & Do Kyung-Soo (‘EXO-K’), finished February 23, 2017 in South Korea. Filming took about 50 days to complete. Story for the film is set in a “DVD Bang” which is a business that rents out private rooms to watch DVD movies (they were way more popular 5-10 years ago). Do Kyung-Soo plays an employee at the DVD Bang, while Shin Ha-Kyun is the owner of the DVD Bang that is facing financial difficulties.
“Room 7” will open sometime this year in South Korea.
Teaser trailer added for upcoming film “One Day” starring Kim Nam-Gil & Chun Woo-Hee. Movie is directed by Lee Yoon-Ki. Lee Yoon-Ki’s impressive resume include the pairing of Jeon Do-Yeon & Gong Yoo in movie “A Man and A Woman,” Hyun-Bin & Lim Soo-Jung in movie “Come Rain Come Shine” and providing the breakout role for Han Hyo-Joo in movie “Ad-Lib Night.” Story for “One Day” incorporates fantasy elements as Kim Nam-Gil plays insurance Gang-Soo. He goes to the hospital for an insurance case involving a woman now in a coma. When he gets to the hospital he meets the woman, who seems perfectly normal, but it turns out she is actually the spirit of the woman in the coma.
“One Day” is now scheduled for release April, 2017 in South Korea.
Lee Sun-Kyun & Park Hae-Joon are cast in new movie “Bad Police.” Lee Sun-Kyung and Park Hae-Joon previously worked together in 2012 film “Helpless.” “Bad Police” will be directed by Lee Jeong-Beom (“The Man From Nowhere“). Story for the film deals with a bad police officer as he deals with vicious circumstances. The story also deals with the sinking of the Sewol Ferry, but that will be not be a main part of the story.
Filming for “Bad Police” begins March 15, 2017 in South Korea.