Dec 14 2015

Shin Ha-Kyun cast in tvN drama series “Pied Piper”

Actor Shin Ha-Kyun is cast for the lead male role in upcoming tvN drama series “Pied Piper” (working title). Actor Cho Seung-Woo was first offered the lead male role, but he ultimately declined the offer. Jo Yoon-Hee and Yu Jun-Sang are currently considering major supporting role offers for the drama series.

For tvN drama series “Pied Piper,” Shin Ha-Kyun will play Joo Sung-Chan. His character is in his mid-30’s and used to work as a top corporate negotiator. He now works as a specialist for a police crisis negotiation team. His attractive smile allows him to put people at ease and he uses in his job as a negotiator. Internally, he keeps track of cases in terms of gains and losses.

“Pied Piper” first airs March, 2016 in South Korea.

Dec 14 2015

Kim Ji-Su, Lee Joon-Ho, Park Jin-Hee cast in tvN drama series “Memory”

Actress Kim Ji-Su and Lee Joon-Ho from Kpop group ‘2PM’ are cast in upcoming tvN drama series “Memory.” The drama series has already cast Lee Sung-Min in the main character role. Kim Ji-Su and Lee Joon-Ho were first offered their roles about a month ago and they have now accepted. Actresses Park Jin-Hee and Yoon So-Hee (“My Love Eun-Dong“) are also cast for a supporting role.

For drama series “Memory,” Kim Ji-Su will play Seo Young-Joo. Her character is the wife of main character Park Tae-Suk (Lee Sung-Min). Her life is comfortable with her husband being a famous lawyer, but it all changes when her husband is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.

Lee Joon-Ho will play attorney Jung Jin. His character graduated from the Judicial Research and Training Institute with top ranking scores, but he is scorned by his fellow attorney for having a self-mocking and unkind personality. Park Tae-Suk takes him in and they work together on cases.

Park Jin-Hee will play Na Eun-Sun. Her character is a judge and the ex-wife of Park Tae-Suk. Park Tae-Suk with his Alzheimer’s visits her repeatedly and she learns about his past pain which she did not know about when they were married.

Yoon So-Hee will plays Bong Sun-Hwa. She works at the law firm where Park Tae-Suk and Jung-Jin works. Her and Jung-Jin are the only ones at the law firm aware of Park Tae-Suk’s Alzheimer’s diagnosis.

“Memory” first airs March, 2016 in South Korea.

Dec 14 2015

First still images of Han Ye-Seul in JTBC drama series “Madame Antoine”

Here’s the first still images of Han Ye-Seul in upcoming JTBC drama series “Madame Antoine” also starring Sung-Joon.

The still images of Han Ye-Seul are from her first day of filming for the drama series which took place December 9, 2015. Her first scene filmed involved her character of Ko Hye-Rim waiting for somebody at a musical theater.

In drama series “Madame Antoine,” Han Ye-Seul plays fortune-teller Ko Hye-Rim. Her character is also known as “Madame Antoine” and she boldly claims to be spiritually connected to legendary French historical figure Marie Antoinete. Ko Hye-Rim does possess a keen sense for reading people which she uses to help others.

“Madame Antoine” first airs this January in South Korea.

Dec 12 2015

Trailer for zombie film “I Am a Hero”

Trailer added for upcoming film “I Am a Hero” starring Yo Oizumi, Masami Nagasawa & Kasumi Arimura. Movie is based on 2009 novel “I Am a Hero” by Kengo Hanazawa and directed by Shinsuke Sato (“Gantz“).

In movie “I Am a Hero,” a virus epidemic occurs with victims turning into zombies with superhuman strength. Yo Oizumi and Kasumi Arimura play characters who attempt to flee the city, but the girl was already bitten by a zombie. Masami Nagasawa plays a nurse attempting to draw an antibody form the girl.

“I Am a Hero” will be released April 23, 2016 in Japan.

Dec 11 2015

Kenichi Matsuyama cast in live-action film “Chinyuki”

Actor Kenichi Matsuyama is cast in upcoming live-action film “Chinyuki.” The live-action film is based on manga series “Chinyuki – Taro to Yukaina Nakama tachi” by Gataro Man and directed by Yudai Yamaguchi (“Abductee“). The manga itself is a parody of well known 16th century Chinese novel “Journey to the West.”

Premise for the film follows a monk as he travels to India. Along the way, he stops at a house and is introduced to their son (Kenichi Matsuyama) who is a troublemaker with magical powers. The parents asks the monk to help reform their troublemaker son and the monk takes him to India.

“Chinyuki” will be released February 27, 2016 in Japan.


Dec 11 2015

new still images and teaser 6 for tvN drama series “Cheese in the Trap”

Here’s new still images of lead actors Park Hae-Jin and Seo Kang-Joon in upcoming tvN drama series “Cheese in the Trap” also starring Kim Go-Eun, Lee Sung-Kyung and Nam Joo-Hyuk.

In drama series “Cheese in the Trap,” Park Hae-Jin plays Yoo-Jung. His character is scripted as good looking, smart and rich, but he also comes across as suspicious. Seo Kang-Joon plays Baek In-Ho. His character has a free spirit and sometimes shows a warm side.

Drama series “Cheese in the Trap” is based on popular webcomic of same name by Son Ggi. “Cheese in the Trap” will first air January 4, 2016 in South Korea.

Dec 10 2015

Mizuki Yamamoto cast in horror film “Sadako vs. Kayako” + teaser trailer

Actress Mizuki Yamamoto is cast in upcoming horror film “Sadako vs. Kayako.” Sadako is the main horror figure in the “Ring” horror films, while Kayako is the main horror figure in the “Ju-On” horror films. For movie “Sadako vs. Kayako,” Mizuki Yamamoto will play main character Yuri Kurahashi. Her character is stuck between the horror figures Sadako and Kayako.

In addition, first teaser trailer for “Sadako vs. Kayako” has been added at AsianWiki. “Sadako vs. Kayako” will be released May 12, 2012.