First script reading for SBS drama series “Come Back Mister” took place back on December 22, 2015 at SBS Production Center in Ilsan, South Korea. At the first script reading main cast members including Rain, Lee Min-Jung, Oh Yeon-Seo, Yoon Park, Lee Tae-Hwan and Lee Ha-Nui were all in attendance. The first script reading took about 5 hours to finish.
“Come Back Mister” first airs February 24, 2016 in South Korea.
Sumire Sato from idol group SKE48 is cast in new live-action film “The Little Match Girl.” Also cast in the film are Yutaka Kobayashi and Takafumi Honda (both of whom are members of boy band ‘Boys and Men’). The film is based on manga series “Match Shoujo” by Sanami Suzuki and the manga itself is inspired by 1845 short story “The Little Match Girl” by Hans Christian Andersen. Premise for the film follows a Rin (Sumire Sato) as a girl who sells matches. The matches offers the possibility of attaining personal dreams, but are as dangerous as fire.
“The Little Match Girl” will be released May 28, 2016 in Japan.
Actors Kim Rae-Won & Han Suk-Kyu are now cast in upcoming movie “The Prison.” Movie will be directed by Na Hyeon (screenwriter for “May 18“/”Forever the Moment“). In the film “The Prison,” Kim Rae-Won will play a detective. The detective’s brother is then killed. To find out what happened to his brother, the detective goes into prison as an inmate. He tries to get close to a man (Han Suk-Kyu) who appears to be a king among the inmates.
Filming for “The Prison” begins February, 2016 in South Korea.
Trailer and poster added for upcoming SBS drama special “Mystery Freshman” starring Nam Ji-Hyun & Yeon Jun-Suk. Story for the drama special has Nam Ji-Hyun playing Oh A-Young. Her character fails to get into Myungsung University twice. She then lies to her family and tells her she got into the school, but a cousin of hers actually attends the school and knows about her lie. The cousin then has Oh A-Young attending her classes for her. Oh A-Young then meets a mysterious freshman (Yeon Jun-Suk).
“Mystery Freshman” airs January 29, 2016 in South Korea.
Yutaka Takenouchi cast in Fuji TV-KTV drama special “Sutekina Sen Taxi Special.” The 1 episode drama special follows 2014 drama series “Sutekina Sen Taxi.” Also cast for the drama special are Bakarhythm, Takeshi Masu, Nao Minamisawa and Nana Seino, who all appeared in the “”Sutekina Sen Taxi” drama series. Premise for the drama series involves taxi cab driver Edawakare (Yutaka Takenouchi) who takes passenger into the past and to a time they specify.
“Sutekina Sen Taxi Special” will air sometime this spring in Japan.
Trailer and main poster added for upcoming romantic-comedy film “Like for Likes” starring Lee Mi-Yeon, Yoo Ah-In, Kim Ju-Hyeok, Choi Ji-Woo, Kang Ha-Neul & Esom. Movie is directed by Park Hyun-Jin (“Lovers of Six Years“).
“Like for Likes” will be released February 18, 2016 in South Korea.
Trailer added for upcoming comedy live-action film “Chinyuki” starring Kenichi Matsuyama. Movie is based on manga “Chinyuki – Taro to Yukaina Nakama tachi” by Gataro Man (which is a parody of Chinese novel “Journey to the West”) and directed by Yudai Yamaguchi (“Deadball“).
“Chinyuki” will be released February 27, 2016 in Japan.
Trailer added for upcoming sci-fi film “The Sun” starring Ryunosuke Kamiki & Mugi Kadowaki. Movie is based on the play “Taiyo” by Tomohiro Maekawa and directed by Yu Irie (“8000 Miles“). Story for the film is set at a time where two types of humans have survived a biological terror. The first group are “Noksu” who survived the virus and carry an antibody and “Kyurio” who never got the virus. “The Sun” will open April 23, 2016 in Japan.
Actor Kim Min-Jun is set to make a special appearance in currently airing MBC drama series “One More Happy Ending” starring Jang Na-Ra & Jung Kyoung-Ho. Kim Min-Jun will appear in ep.3 which airs today, January 27, 2016. In the drama series, Kim Min-Jun’s character will become involved with Go Dong-Mi (Yoo In-Na) who desperately wants to meet somebody and marry.
First script reading for MBC drama series “Goodbye Mr. Black” starring Moon Chae-Won & Lee Jin-Wook took place January 9, 2016 at MBC Broadcasting Station in Sangam, South Korea. At the first script reading main cast members Lee Jin-Wook, Moon Chae-Won, Kim Kang-Woo, Yu In-Young & Song Jae-Rim were in attendance.
In drama series “Goodbye Mr. Black,” Lee Jin-Wook plays Cha Ji-Won (Mr. Black). He is an officer of the Korean Navy UDT (Underwater Demolition Team). His character is a positive and good person, but he is betrayed by his so called friend Min Sun-Jae (Kim Kang-Woo) and wants to take revenge on him.
Moon Chae-Won plays Swan. Her character was dumped at a landfill area in Thailand at a young age and she now makes a living at traditional market.
“Goodbye Mr. Black” first airs March 16, 2016 in South Korea.