Yoko Maki is cast in new Fuji TV drama series “Cecile’s Plot” (literal title). Also cast in supporting roles are Michiko Kichise, Ayumi Ito, Yuka Itaya and Kyoko Hasegawa. The drama series is based on novel “Sesiru no Mokuromi” by Kei Yuikawa. Story for “Cecile’s Plot” follows housewife Nao Miyaji (Yoko Maki). She is content with her life, but her life changes after being scouted as a reader model for fashion magazine Vogue.
“Cecile’s Plot” first airs July, 2017 in Japan.
Junichi Okada (‘V6’) is cast in period film “Chiri Tsubaki” directed by Daisaku Kimura. Also cast in supporting roles are Hidetoshi Nishijima, Haru Kurokii, Sosuke Ikematsu, Naoto Ogata, Hirofumi Arai, Yuya Yagira, Kumiko Aso, Renji Ishibashi, Sumiko Fuji & Eiji Okuda. Movie is cinematographer Daisaku Kimura’s third film as a director and his first set in a historical period. The film is based on 2012 novel “Chiri Tsubaki” by Rin Hamuro. Filming for “Chiri Tsubaki” begins May 15, 2017 and finishes at the end of July, 2017 in Japan.
Popular actor Kim Woo-Bin has been recently diagnosed with nasopharyngeal cancer according to his management company Sidus HQ. Kim Woo-Bin has already begun receiving treatment for his cancer which includes chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Obviously, his acting career will be placed on hold until he becomes healthy. Filming for movie “Wiretap” starring Lee Jung-Jae and Kim Woo-Bin was scheduled to begin August, 2017, but that film has postponed shooting until Kim Woo-Bin recovers.
Wishing Kim Woo-Bin a healthy recovery.
Teaser trailer and posters added for upcoming movie “A Taxi Driver” (English title) starring Song Kang-Ho. Movie is based-on-a-true-story and directed by Jang Hun. Jang Hun and Song Kang-Ho previously worked together in 2010 film “The Secret Reunion.” Story for the film is set in May, 1980. Song Kang-Ho plays Seoul taxi cab driver Kim Man-Seob. He hears of a foreign man offering a large sum of money to be driven to Gwangju and back.
“A Taxi Driver” opens summer, 2017 in South Korea.
Teaser trailer and poster added for upcoming live-action film “The Diary About Ayame’s Easygoing and Aggressive Days” starring Mario Kuroba & Rika Adachi. Movie is based on manga “Ayame-kun no Nonbiri Nikushoku Nisshi” by Mai Machi.
“The Diary About Ayame’s Easygoing and Aggressive Days” will be released October 7, 2017 in Japan.
First script reading for upcoming tvN drama series “Bride of the Water God 2017” took place March 16, 2017 at CJ E&M Center in Sangam-dong, Seoul, South Korea. At the first first script reading, main cast members including Nam Joo-Hyuk, Shin Se-Kyung, Krystal (‘f(x)’), Gong Myung and Lim Ju-Hwan all attended. For the drama series, here’s a quick overview of the main cast and the characters they read for at the script reading. Nam Joo-Hyuk plays Ha Baek. He is a Water God and travels to the human world. Shin Se-Kyung plays So-A. She is a psychiatrist and becomes a servant to the Water God. Lim Ju-Hwan plays Hoo Ye. He is a successful business man. Krystal plays Moo Ra. She is a God responsible for managing water. Gong Myung plays Bi Ryum. He is a God and manages Heaven.
“Bride of the Water God 2017” first airs July 3, 2017 in South Korea.
Teaser trailer #2 added for upcoming live-action film “The Anthem of the Heart” (“Kokoro ga Sakebitagatterunda”) starring Kento Nakajima & Kyoko Yoshine. Movie is based on 2015 anime film “The Anthem of the Heart” and directed by Naoto Kumazawa.
“The Anthem of the Heart” opens July 22, 2017 in Japan.
Here’s two teaser posters and the first still images of Kim Soo-Hyun in upcoming movie “Real.” In the upcoming film, Kim Soo-Hyun plays two different characters who both have the name of Jang Tae-Young. One man is a gang boss and he is about to open a casino. The other man is a mysterious business man who promises to invest a lot of money. The two men have the same appearance and same name, but totally different personalities.
“Real” opens June, 2017 in South Korea.
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Here’s 3 posters for upcoming KBS1 weekday evening drama series “Lovers in Bloom” (English title) starring Lim Soo-Hyang, Do Ji-Han, Nam Bo-Ra & Lee Eun-Hyung. The two posters above are main couple posters. The one on the left is of Lim Soo-Hyang and Do Ji-Han and the one on the right is of Nam Bo-Ra and Lee Eun-Hyung. The poster at the bottom is of the regular main cast. Story for the drama series follows Police Officer Moo Goong-Hwa (Lim Soo-Hyang) as she grows up through various cases. In addition, ep.1 trailers for the drama series are added on AsianWiki.
“Lovers in Bloom” first airs May 29, 2017 in South Korea. Read more »
Teaser trailer for upcoming movie “Aa, Koya” starring Masaki Suda & Yang Ik-June. Movie is based on 1966 novel “Aa, Koya” by Shuji Terayama and directed by Yoshiyuki Kishi.
The film will be released in two parts with “Aa, Koya” set for release October 7, 2017 and “Aa, Koya 2” set for release October 21, 2017 in Japan. Read more »