Sep 19 2017

Character posters for JTBC drama series “The Package”

Here’s character posters of Lee Yeon-Hee & Jung Yong-Hwa for upcoming JTBC drama series “The Package.” Caption on Lee Yeon-Hee’s poster states “I really cannot work with this group.” Caption on Jong Yong-Hwa’s poster states “I think I made trouble .. no, I did make trouble.” In the drama series, Jong Yong-Hwa plays San Ma-Roo. He is the only solo tourist on the package tour led by Yoon So-So (Lee Yeon-Hee).

“The Package” first airs October 13, 2017 in South Korea.

Sep 19 2017

Movie version of “Code Blue” to be released in 2018

A movie version of “Code Blue,” based on the popular Fuji TV drama series “Code Blue,” is set for production and will be released sometime in 2018. No other information has yet been revealed about the movie adaptation. Fuji TV drama series “Code Bue” has seen three seasons so far, with “Code Blue Season 3” having aired its final episode on September 18th.  Premise for the drama series follows a medical team who take part in Japan’s “doctor helicopter” system.

Sep 19 2017

Teaser trailer for live-action film “The Scythian Lamb”

Teaser trailer for upcoming live-action film “The Scythian Lamb” starring Ryo Nishikido, Fumino Kimura and Ryuhei Matsuda. Movie is based on manga “Hitsuji no Ki” by Tatsuhiko Yamagami and directed by Daihachi Yoshida (“The Kirishima Thing“).

“The Scythian Lamb” is scheduled for release February, 2018 in Japan, but the movie will make its world premiere at the Busan International Film Festival (October 12-21, 2017).

Sep 19 2017

Teaser poster and release date for movie “The Swindlers”

Here’s the first teaser poster for upcoming movie “The Swindlers” (English title) starring Hyun-Bin and Yoo Ji-Tae. Appearing on the teaser poser are Hwang Ji-Sung (Hyun-Bin), Prosecutor Park (Yoo Ji-Tae), Ko Suk-Dong (Bae Sung-Woo), Kwak Seung-Gun (Park Sung-Woong), Section Chief Kim (An Se-Ha) and Choon-Ja (Nana). They don’t necessarily trust each other, but they work together to catch a notorious swindler.

“The Swindlers” is now set for release sometime this November in South Korea.

Sep 19 2017

First script reading for KBS2 drama series “Witch’s Court”

First script reading for KBS2 drama series “Witch’s Court” took place September 5, 2017 at  KBS Building in Yeuido, Seoul. Main cast members including Jung Ryeo-Won, Yoon Hyun-Min, Jeon Kwang-Leol, Kim Min-Seo, Kim Yeo-Jin and Kim Jae-Hwa all attended. Director Kim Young-Kyoon spoke prior to the beginning of the script reading and said “The drama ‘Witch’s Court’ deals with sexual crimes against women and children, so it is a sensitive subject. We will try to make the drama delicately and we will also try infuse some lighter moments.”

“Witch’s Court” first airs October 9, 2017 in South Korea.

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Sep 19 2017

Shunsuke Daito & Takara Sakumoto cast in movie “You tachi Happy Eigaban Himawari”

Shunsuke Daito and Takara Sakumoto are cast in movie “You tachi Happy Eigaban Himawari.” Movie is based on an original screenplay by Tatsuya Kanazawa and directed by Toru Sugimoto. Also cast in supporting roles are Tokuma Nishioka and Narumi Kuranoo (‘AKB48‘). Roles for the two female leads will be determined through auditions that will be held in Nasukarasuyama, Japan where the movie is set in. Story for the film follows two female high school students who volunteer at a local FM radio station. They set out to help out the local festival “Yamaage Matsuri” as its experiencing difficulties. Shunsuke Daito and Takara Sakumoto will play two men who arrive in Nasukarasuyama to work at the radio station.

“You tachi Happy Eigaban Himawari” will be released sometime during summer, 2018 in Japan.

Sep 18 2017

First script reading for tvN drama special “Picnic Day”

First script reading for upcoming tvN drama special “Picnic Day” took place recently in South Korea. At the first script reading, main cast members including Kim Dong-Wan (‘Shinhwa’) ,Kim Hye-In, Nam Moon-Chul, Jeon Bae-Su, and Ko Kyu-Pil. Story for the drama special is set at company “Picnic Day” which goes to the homes of recently deceased people to clean and pack. The drama special is also part of tvN’s OPEN series which will feature 10 specials showcasing talented new story tellers.

“Picnic Day” will air sometime this December in South Korea.