Cho Jin-Woong and Song Seung-Heon are now cast in upcoming movie “Commander Kim Chang-Soo” (literal title). Also cast in supporting roles are Jeong Man-Sik, Jung Jin-Young, Lee Seo-Won, Kwak Dong-Yeon, Yoo Seung-Mok, Shin Jung-Keun & Jeong Gyu-Su. First script reading for the film took place October 31, 2016 and filming began today, November 7, 2016.
In the upcoming movie, Cho Jin-Woong plays main character Kim Chang-Soo. After becoming imprisoned, he becomes a fighter for Korean independence (movie is set in the early 1900’s). Song Seung-Heon will play Kang Hyung-Sik. He is cold hearted prison governor. This is the first time for Song Seung-Heon to play a villain.
“Commander Kim Chang-Soo” will be released sometime next year in South Korea.
Supporting cast has been announced for upcoming live-action film “Blade of the Immortal” starring Takuya Kimura & Hana Sugisaki. Cast in supporting roles are Sota Fukushi, Hayato Ichihara, Erika Toda, Ebizo Ichikawa, Tsutomu Yamazaki, Min Tanaka, Kazuki Kitamura, Chiaki Kuriyama & Shinnosuke Mitsushima. Movie is directed by Takashi Miike & based on manga series “Mugen no Junin” by Hiroaki Samura.
Some background information on the supporting characters. Sota Fukushi will play Kagehisa Anotsu. He is a leader of Itto Ryu. Hayato Ichihara will play Shira. He suggests to Manji (Takuya Kimura) that they should fight together against Kagehisa Anotsu (Sota Fukushi ). Erika Toda will play Makie Otonotachibana. She is a swordswoman whom Kagehisa Anotsu trusts.
“Blade of the Immortal” will be released April 29, 2017 in Japan.
Main trailer added for upcoming movie “Honnouji Hotel” starring Haruka Ayase & Shinichi Tsutsumi. Although movie isn’t a sequel of 2011 film “Princess Toyotomi,” it does feature Haruka Ayase, Shinichi Tsutsumi, director Masayuki Suzuki and screenwriter Tomoko Aizawa working together again. Story for the film also features a hotel that allows a woman played by Haruka Ayase to go back in time and meet legendary daimyo Oda Nobunaga (Shinichi Tsutsumi).
“Honnouji Hotel” opens January 14, 2017 in Japan.
Actor Cha Tae-Hyun is set to make a cameo appearance in upcoming SBS drama series “The Legend of the Blue Sea” starring Gianna Jun & Lee Min-Ho. Cha Tae-Hyun previously starred with Gianna Jun in popular romantic-comedy film “My Sassy Girl” in 2001. In addition, “The Legend of the Blue Sea” screenwriter Park Ji-Eun worked with Cha Tae-Hyun in 2015 KBS2 drama series “The Producers.” Filming for Cha Tae-Hyun’s cameo scene took place November 4, 2016.
“The Legend of the Blue Sea” first airs November 16, 2016 in South Korea.
Trailer added for upcoming movie “Kimi to 100 Kaime no Koi” starring Kentaro Sakaguchi & Miwa. Story for “Kimi to 100 Kaime no Koi” involves a young woman who gets into an accident and wakes up one week before the accident. Her longtime friend played by Kentaro Sakaguchi tells her that he can turn back time.
“Kimi to 100 Kaime no Koi” opens February 4, 2017 in Japan.
Here’s still images of Gong Yoo and Kim Go-Eun in upcoming tvN drama series “Goblin.” The still images are from a scene with Kim Shin (Gong Yoo) and Ji Eun-Tak (Kim Go-Eun) meeting for the first time. Kim Shin is a mysterious and sad immortal goblin. Ji Eun-Tak seems to be an ordinary third year high school student, but in fact she is not quite ordinary. Filming for this scene took place October 28, 2016 in Jongno, Seoul, South Korea.
“Goblin” first airs December 2, 2016 in South Korea.
Newcomer Jang Dong-Yoon is cast for the lead male role in upcoming JTBC drama series “Solomon’s Perjury” co-starring Kim Hyun-Soo. Drama series is based on novel “Solomon no Gisho” by Miyuki Miyabe.
In the drama series, Jang Dong-Yoon will play Han Ji-Hoon. His character is a high school student and a promising cellist. He takes up the role of attorney for Choi Wook-Kyuk who is blamed for the death of So-Woo and leads a school courtroom with Ko Seo-Yeon.
Ryo Yoshizawa is cast in upcoming live-action drama series “Friends Games” and live-action movie version “Friends Games.” The drama series and movie is based on manga series “Tomodachi Gemu” by Mikoto Yamaguchi. In both titles, Ryo Yoshizawa will play main character Yuichi Katakiri. Yuichi Katakiri and his friends wake up to find themselves having to take part in the game “Friends Games.”
“Friends Games” will air next year (network to be announced) and the live-action film version will also be released sometime next year in Japan.
Takeru Satoh is cast in new live-action film “Ajin: Demi-Human.” Movie is based on manga series “Ajin” by Gamon Sakurai and directed by Katsuyuki Motohiro (“Bayside Shakedown“). In the movie, Takeru Satoh will play main character Kei Nagai. After dying in a car accident and then coming back to life, he learns that he is a type of immortal known as “Ajin.” “Ajin” are hated by humans for being dangerous and the government soon learns of Kei Nagai being an “Ajin.” He is sent to a government laboratory to undergo research.
“Ajin: Demi-Human” will be released sometime next year in Japan.
Kim Hyun-Soo is cast for the lead female role in upcoming JTBC drama series “Solomon’s Perjury.” The drama series is based on Japanese novel “Solomon no Gisho” by Miyuki Miyabe. For Kim Hyun-Soo, her role in “Solomon’s Perjury” marks her first ever lead acting role (she debuted in 2011 film “Silenced“).
In drama series “Solomon’s Perjury,” Kim Hyun-Soo will play Ko Seo-Yeon. She is a model student with excellent academic scores and full of confidence. She becomes angry at her high school and with the adults who try to coverup the death of her classmate So-Woo. Ko Seo-Yeon decides to organize a court trial at her school to reveal the truth behind So-Woo’s death, even though the high school and her family opposes.
“Solomon’s Perjury” first airs December, 2016 in South Korea.