Sooyoung from Girls’ Generation is cast in new MBC drama series “Man Who Sets the Table” (literal title). Sooyoung will play the lead female role, but a description is not yet available of her character. Filming for “Man Who Sets the Table” begins late June, 2017 and the drama series will air Saturday and Sunday at 8:45 PM beginning September, 2017 in South Korea (takes over the time slot currently held by “You Are Too Much“).
Kang Ji-Young (ex-member of Kpop group “Kara”) and Naoto Takenaka are cast in live-action film “Reon.” The movie is based on manga series “Reon” by Kaori Ookura and Tomohide Kiyosh. “Reon” will be directed by Renpei Tsukamoto and screenplay adaptation by Erika Yoshida. Story for “Reon” involves two people involved in a car accident, which causes them to switch bodies.
“Reon” will be released sometime next year in Japan.
First script reading and gosa ceremony took place for upcoming movie “Preparation” (literal title) starring Ko Du-Shim & Kim Sung-Kyun. The still images above are from script reading which took place April 7, 2017. The gosa cermony also took place the same day. The film also features supporting actors Yoo-Sun, Park Chul-Min and Kim Hee-Jung. Shin Se-Kyung will also make a special appearance and she attended the first script reading. Story for the film follows a mother diagnosed with terminal cancer and she must prepare her adult son with a mental disability to live alone.
Filming for “Preparation” began April 10, 2017 in Yongin, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea.
Here’s the first still images of L (‘INFINITE’) aka Kim Myung-Soo from upcoming MBC drama series “Ruler: Master of the Mask.” The still images are from his first day of filming for the drama series which took place January 11, 2017 in Yangju, South Korea. This is L’s first time performing in a historical drama series. For the drama series, L plays Lee Sun. He comes from the lowest class due to his father being a butcher. Even though he is intelligent, he is poor and not able to learn due to his low status. He doesn’t seem to have any chance for a better life.
“Ruler: Master of the Mask” first airs May 10, 2017 in South Korea.
Poster for upcoming movie “Mukoku” starring Gou Ayano & Nijiro Murakami. Movie is based on 2012 novel “Mukoku” by Shu Fujisawa and directed by Kazuyoshi Kumakiri. Story for the film revolves around kendo athlete Kengo Yatabe (Gou Ayano) who loses the will to live due to an incident. Nijiro Murakami plays Tooru Haneda. He is a high school student who likes rap music and talented in kendo.
“Mukoku” opens June 3, 2017 in Japan.
SBS drama series “Saimdang, Light’s Diary,” starring Lee Young-Ae & Song Seung-Heon has been shortened from 30 episodes to 28 episodes. Since the drama series finished filming last year, the shortening of the drama series requires minor re-editing (cutting out unnecessary scenes) and a slight modification to the story construction. The drama series will still end as originally scheduled on May 4, 2017, but with episode 28. This is due to the series not airing on April 13 for the presidential candidate debate and May 3rd for a movie. “Suspicious Partner” will then take over its time slot on May 10, 2017.