Main trailer added for upcoming b&w sci-fi film “The Whispering Star” starring Megumi Kagurazaka. Movie is written & directed by Sion Sono (Sion Sono & Megumi Kagurazaka are also husband and wife). Premise for the film ventures away from past Sion Sono films (initially at least) with the main protagonist (Megumi Kagurazaka) being an android. The android’s job is to deliver packages to various far off planets.
“The Whispering Star” will be released May 14, 2016 in Japan.
According to SBS, Kim Rae-Won and Park Shin-Hye are now cast in upcoming SBS drama series “Doctors.” Early working title for the drama series was “Yeoggangpae Hyejung” (“Female Gangster Hye-Jung”).
In SBS drama series “Doctors,” Kim Rae-Won will play Honh Ji-Hong. He is a neurosurgeon with intellect and affinity. He is also a realist. Park Shin-Hye will play Hye-Jung. Her character grew up as a troubled child and frequently got into fights. She was also very good in those fights. Hye-Jung is now a smart woman who has brought herself up to become a doctor.
“Doctors” first airs June 20, 2016 in South Korea.
Filming for upcoming time-travel film “Will You Be There?,” starring Kim Yun-Seok, Byun Yo-Han and Kim Go-Woon, began March 22, 2016. The first day of filming were for present day scenes involving Kim Yun-Seok and veteran character actor Kim Sang-Ho. Filming on March 24, 2016 then took place at a train station with Byun Yo-Han and Kim Go-Woon acting for a scene set in the past. March 24th was the first day of filming for Byun Yo-Han and Kim Go-Woon.
Movie “Will You Be There?” is based on French novel “Seras-tu là ?” by Guillaume Musso and directed by Hong Ji-Young (“The Naked Kitchen“). “Will You Be There?” will be released sometime in the second half of this year in South Korea.
First script reading for upcoming KBS2 drama series “The Sound of Heart” starring Lee Kwang-Soo and Jung So-Min took place March 24, 2016 at KBS Annex Broadcasting Station in Yeouido, South Korea. Lee Kwang-Soo, Jung So-Min, Kim Dae-Myung,Kim Byung-Ok, Kim Mi-Kyung and others all attended the script reading.
“The Sound of Heart” first airs sometime during the second half of 2016.
Fumika Shimizu & Yudai Chiba are cast in upcoming movie “Asahan no Yuge.” The movie is based on novel “Asahan no Yuge” by Fukami and directed by first time director Santa Yamagishi. Story for the movie has Fumika Shimizu and Yudai Chiba playing cousins who begin to live together for a summer in a rural town. Their relationship improves with the help of cooking by Yudai Chiba’s character.
Asahan no Yuge will be released July 2, 2016 in Japan.
KBS2 will air a three-part special of popular drama series “Descendants of the Sun” starring Song Joong-Ki & Song Hye-Ko. The special will air on April 20th, 21st and 22nd in South Korea. The special will feature highlight clips from the drama series on April 20th and 21st. The April 22nd episode will feature making of video clips from the drama series and an epilogue clip from the drama series.
“Descendants of the Sun” is currently the #1 rated television show during its prime time slot with ratings topping 30% the past two weeks. The three part special of “Descendants of the Sun” will push back the premiere of “Master: God of Noodles” to April 27, 2016 (from April 20, 2016) and the premiere of “Uncontrollably Fond” to July 6, 2016 (from June 29, 2016).
Actor Joo Won is cast in upcoming drama series “My Sassy Girl.” The drama series is based on popular 2001 romantic-comedy film “My Sassy Girl,” but set in a historical time period. The drama series is also expected to be Joo Won’s final acting role prior to enlisting in the South Korean military for approximately 21 months.
Filming for drama series “My Sassy Girl” will begin July, 2016, but it’s not yet determined which network will air the drama series. The drama series will also air in China and Japan at the same time frame.
Mizuki Yamamoto & Kei Inoo (‘Hey! Say! JUMP’) are cast in new live-action film “Peach Girl.” Movie is based on popular manga series “Peach Girl” by Miwa Ueda and directed by Koji Shintoku (“Rivers Edge Okawabata Detective Agency“). Mizuki Yamamoto will play main character Momo Adachi and Kei Inoo will play Kairi Okayasu.
“Peach Girl” is expected to be released sometime next year in Japan.
Park Hae-Jin is cast in new JTBC drama series “Man to Man.” In the drama series, Park Hae-Jin will play the bodyguard to a popular actor. His character is a mysterious man with versatile talents. No other castings has yet been revealed. The drama series is scripted by Kim Won-Suk (“Descendants of the Sun“).
Lee Jong-Suk & Han Hyo-Joo are now cast in upcoming MBC drama series “W.” For actress Han Hyoo-Joo, “W” will be her first role in a drama series since 2010 MBC drama series “Dong Yi.” Filming for “W” begins May, 2016 and the drama series is scheduled to first air July, 2016 in South Korea.