Dec 28 2015

First script reading for SBS drama special “Puck!”

First script reading for upcoming SBS drama special “Puck!” took place October 16, 2015 at SBS Production Center in Ilsan, South Korea. The 1 episode drama series stars Lee Kwang-Soo and Son Soo-Hyun. The first script reading featured Lee Kwang-Soo and over 20 other cast members. Story for “Puck!” has Lee Kwang-Soo playing a nice loan shark who joins the university ice hockey team to collect a debt.

In addition, air date for “Puck!” is now set for January 1, 2016 in South Korea.

Dec 28 2015

Cha Tae-Hyun and Ju Ji-Hoon cast in movie “With God”

Actors Cha Tae-Hyun and Ju Ji-Hoon are cast in upcoming movie “With God” (literal title) which has already cast actors Ha Jung-Woo and Ma Dong-Seok. Movie “With God” is based on webcomic “Singwa Hamgge” by Joo Ho-Min and will be directed by Kim Yong-Hwa (“200 Pounds Beauty“/”Take Off“).

Story for “With God” follows angel of deaths who take humans into the after world where the humans receive 7 trials over a period of 49 days. Cha Tae-Hyun will play Ja-Hong. His character dies suddenly and he receives his trial in the after life. Ju Ji-Hoon will play Hae Won-Maek. His character is an angel of death and cool-headed. Meanwhile, Ha Jung-Woo plays Gang Rim. His character leads the angel of deaths and he holds an affection for human beings. Ma Dong-Seok will play a God of House. He lives in the human world and protects them in their house.

In a first for Korean films, “With God” will be filmed in two parts and the movie will be released sequentially in 2017. Filming begins April, 2016 for “With God.”

Dec 25 2015

First teaser trailer for KBS2 drama series “Descendants of the Sun”

First teaser trailer added for upcoming KBS2 drama series “Descendants of the Sun” starring Song Joong-Ki and Song Hye-Ko. The drama series features the return of Song Joong-Ki after a two year hiatus due to serving his compulsory military service. The first teaser trailer features a scene from the drama series with Song Joong-Ki’s character saying “… about the kiss I gave you without permission.” Song Hye-Ko’s character replies “That kiss. Until I bring it up …” and Song Joong-Ki says “What should I do? Should I apologize or confess?”

“Descendants of the Sun” first airs sometime this February in South Korea.

Dec 25 2015

Hiroshi Abe, Kirin Kiki & Yoko Maki cast in movie “Umi Yorimo Mada Fukaku”

Hiroshi Abe, Kirin Kiki & Yoko Maki are all cast in movie “Umi Yorimo Mada Fukaku.” The movie is written and directed by Hirokazu Koreeda (“Like Father, Like Son”). Story for the film revolves around Ryota (played by Hiroshi Abe) and his family of ex-wife (Kyoko), mother (Kirin Kiki) and 11-year-old son (Taiyo Yoshizawa). They all gather at the apartment of Ryota’s mother when a typhoon passes and they all must spend the night there.

“Umi Yorimo Mada Fukaku” will be released May 21, 2016 in Japan.

Dec 24 2015

Park Shin-Hye offered lead role in SBS drama series “Female Gangster Hye-Jung”

Popular actress Park Shin-Hye has been offered the lead role in upcoming SBS drama series “Female Gangster Hye-Jung” (literal and working title). The drama series will be scripted by¬†Ha Myung-Hee (“High Society“). If Park Shin-Hye accepts the role she will play title character Hye-Jung. The character of Hye-Jung grew up in a difficult background. She fought all the time and was very good at fighting, but she also did well with her studies. Even though she grew up like a thug, Hye-Jung has now become a doctor.

“Female Gangster Hye-Jung” is tentatively scheduled to air sometime during summer, 2016 in South Korea.