Yuto Nakajima from boy band ‘Hey! Say! JUMP’ and Yuko Araki are cast for the lead roles in upcoming movie “Bokura no Gohan wa Ashita de Matteru.” The movie is based on 2012 novel “Bokura no Gohan wa Ashita de Matteru” by Maiko Seo and directed by Masahide Ichii (“Blindly in Love“). Story for the film follows a 7 year period (from their first date to marriage) for a young couple in love. Filming for “Bokura no Gohan wa Ashita de Matteru” began at the end of January, 2016 in Thailand and is scheduled to finish by the end of February, 2016.
“Bokura no Gohan wa Ashita de Matteru” will be released sometime in spring, 2017 in Japan.
First script reading for upcoming MBC drama series “Marriage Contract” (literal title) took place January 20, 2016 at MBC Broadcasting Station in Sangam, South Korea. At the script reading, main cast members including Lee Seo-Jin, Uee from K-pop group ‘After School,’ Kim Kwang-Kyu, Kim Yoo-Ri were in attendance. The drama series was previously known as “100 Days Wife” (“100Ilui Anae”) before picking up the title of “Marriage Contract” (“Gyeolheun Gyeyak”).
“Marriage Contract” first airs February, 2016 in South Korea.
Teaser posters and teaser trailer added for upcoming horrors films “Dorome: Danshihen” & “Dorome: Joshihen” starring Aoi Morikawa, Yuta Koseki, Tatsuya Nakayama & Toko Miura. Both films are directed by Eisuke Naito (“Litchi Hikari Club“). Premise for the film takes place at a training camp for drama clubs from an all boys and an all girls high school. The two schools are set to merge in the coming year. At the training camp, the students witness horrific events and soon learn that “Dorome” is responsible.
“Dorome: Danshihen” & “Dorome: Joshihen” will have its world premiere at this year’s Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival (February 25-29, 2016) and then have its general release March 26, 2016 in Japan.
Yeo Jin-Goo is now cast in upcoming SBS drama series “Jackpot” (literal title) which has already cast Jang Keun-Suk. In the drama series, Yeo Jin-Goo will play King Yeongjo. Also, already cast in the drama series is actor Ji-Il-Joo. Actress Lim Ji-Yeon is still considering an offer to play the lead female role.
“Jackpot” first airs March 28, 2016 in South Korea.
Trailer added for upcoming movie “Scanner” starring Mansai Nomura, Hiroyuki Miyasako, Fumino Kimura & Hana Sugisaki. The unusual premise for the film follows comedy duo member Kazuhiko Sengoku (Mansai Nomura) who has a special gift of reading memories from inanimate objects. He becomes involved in a missing woman case.
“Scanner” will be released April 29, 2016 in Japan.
Main trailer added for upcoming horror film “The Stare” starring Tomomi Itano (AKB48), Shunya Shiraishi & Mari Iriki. Movie is directed by Koichiro Miki (“Goose Bumps“). Story for “The Stare” follows an assistant director (Tomomi Itano) at a TV station. She investigates a case involving the death of a young man who claimed someone was watching him. Soon, the assistant director feels like someone is watching her.
“The Stare” will be released April 2, 2016 in Japan.
Teaser trailer added for upcoming movie “The Worst Bad Guys in Japan” starring Gou Ayano. In addition, supporting cast for the film has been revealed which includes Shido Nakamura, Young Dais, Yukio Ueno, Pierre Taki, Munetaka Aoki, Takayuki Kinoshita, Takuma Otoo, Haruna Yabuki, Kumi Takiuchi & Tomoya Nakamura. Movie is based on the autobiographical novel “Hajisarashi Hotsukaidoukei Akutoku Keiji no Kokuhaku” by Yoshiaki Inaba and centers around a corrupt cop. Kazuya Shiraishi (“The Devil’s Path“) directs the film.
“The Worst Bad Guys in Japan” opens June 25, 2016 in Japan.