Minami Hamabe is cast in live-action TBS drama series “Saki” and live-action film version “Saki.” Both versions are based on manga series “Saki” by Ritz Kobayashi and will be directed by Yuichi Onuma. In the drama series and movie, Minami Hamabe will play main character Saki Miyanaga. Her character is a high school student. Saki Miyanaga and other students become fascinated by the game of mahjong. They target an upcoming national mahjong competition.
Drama series “Saki” will air on TBS and MBS this December and the movie version will open February, 2017 in Japan.
Yoon Doo-Joon (‘B2ST’) has been offered the lead male role in upcoming tvN drama series “Introverted Boss” (literal title). If he accepts, Yoon Doo-Joon will play Lee Hwan-Gi. He works as the CEO of public relations company Silent Monster, but suffers from extreme shyness. Currently, Yoon Doo-Joon “positively considering” the offer.
“Introverted Boss” will air January, 2017 in South Korea (takes over tvN’s Monday and Tuesday 11PM time slot after “Rude Miss Young-Ae Season 15“).
Teaser poster for movie “Life Risking Romance” starring Ha Ji-Won, Chun Jung-Myung & Chen Bolin. Movie is setup as a romantic-comedy with Ha Ji-Won playing a mystery novel writer. She chases after a serial killer with her friend played by Chun Jung-Myung. Chen Bolin plays a mysterious character who appears in their pursuit. Movie is the first feature film directed by Song Min-Gyu (producer & screenwriter for war film “My Way“).
“Life Risking Romance” will be released December, 2016 in South Korea.
Toma Ikuta & Suzu Hirose are cast in new live-action film “Sensei!” The film is based on manga series “Sensei!” by Kazune Kawahara and directed by Takahiro Miki. The story for the film follows Toma Ikuta as world history high school teacher Kosaku Ito and Suzu Hirose as high school student Hibiki Shimada. The student has a crush on the teacher.
“Sensei!” will be released sometime next autumn in Japan.
Main trailer for upcoming movie “Wet Woman in the Wind” starring Tasuku Nagaoka & Yuki Mamiya. Movie is written and directed by Akihiko Shiota (“Harmful Insect“). The film is also the second Nikkatsu release in their 5 part “Roman Porno Reboot Project” to mark the 45th anniversary of their Roman Porno pink films. The quirky sex-comedy film follows a former Tokyo playwright (Tasuku Nagaoka) who attempts to live a quiet life in a rural mountain area. He then meets a spunky woman (Yuki Mamiya) who just won’t take no for an answer.
“Wet Woman in the Wind” will be released December 17, 2016 in Japan.
Tori Matsuzaka is set to voice new God of Death character Bepo in upcoming live-action film “Death Note: Light Up The New World” starring Masahiro Higashide, Sosuke Ikematsu & Masaki Suda. In “Death Note: Light Up The New World,” Bepo confronts Private Investigator Ryuzaki played by Sosuke Ikematsu.
“Death Note: Light Up The New World” opens October 29, 2016 in Japan.
2nd teaser trailer added for upcoming SBS drama series “The Legend of the Blue Sea” starring Gianna Jun & Lee Min-Ho. The 2nd teaser trailer features over a minute of actual footage from the drama series and it certainly provides hints on where the story goes. In the drama series, Gianna Jun plays the last mermaid on the planet and Lee Min-Ho plays a dashing modern day swindler.
“The Legend of the Blue Sea” first airs November 16, 2016 in South Korea.
Lee Je-Hoon is cast in new biopic film “Park Yeol.” The film will be directed by Lee Joon-Ik and is based on the life of Korean independence activist & anarchist Park Yeol. Lee Je-Hoon will play the title character. Park Yeol was forced to move to Japan in 1919. There, he eventually forms an anarchist group and concocts a plan to kill Crown Prince Hirohito.
Filming for “Park Yeol” begins January, 2017.
Here’s the first still image of Jung Yong-Hwa (‘’CNBLUE’) and Lee Yeon-Hee in upcoming JTBC drama series “The Package.” Filming for this scene took place in France. In early September, 2016 the cast including Jung Yong-Hwa, Lee Yeon-Hee, Choi Woo-Sik, Yoon Park, Ryu Seung-Soo, Ha Shi-Eun, Jeong Gyu-Su, Lee Ji-Hyeon and Park Yoo-Na all traveled to Paris, France for filming of the drama series. Filming in France took place from September through October, 2016 and films in South Korea during November, 2016.
The drama series has Lee Yeon-Hee playing Yoon So-So. She works as a travel guide in France. She leads a group of tourists on a package tour of the area.
“The Package” first airs sometime next year in South Korea.
Teaser trailer added for upcoming romance-fantasy film “Will You Be There?” starring Kim Yun-Seok & Byun Yo-Han. Movie is based on 2006 French novel “Seras-tu là?” by Guillaume Musso. Story for the film involves a man who comes across a pill that allows him to travel through time. He collaborates with his younger self to save his girlfriend who died because of him. Movie is directed by Hong Ji-Young (“The Naked Kitchen“).
“Will You Be There?” opens this December in South Korea.