Here’s two posters for upcoming summer disaster film “The Tunnel” starring Ha Jung-Woo and Bae Doo-Na. In the film, Ha Jung-Woo plays a man who becomes trapped in a tunnel after it collapses. A media storm ensues while s series of blunders hinder the man’s chances for a rescue. Movie is directed by Kim Sung-Hoon (“A Hard Day“).
“The Tunnel” will be released this August in South Korea.
Reiko Takashima, Yoshiko Miyazaki and Atsuko Takahata are cast in TV Asahi drama series “Onnatachi no Tokusou Saizensen.” In the drama series, the three actresses play women who all work at the same police station, but none of them work as detectives. One lady works in the cafeteria, the other in the PR department and the other in general affairs. Yet, the three ladies like to gather in the cafeteria to go over cases and discover clues.
“Onnatachi no Tokusou Saizensen” first airs this July in Japan.
First script reading for tvN drama series “Entourage” took place May 28, 2016 at CJ E&M Center in Sangamdong, Seoul, South Korea. At the first script reading main cast members Seo Kang-Joon, Cho Jin-Woong, Park Jung-Min, Lee Kwang-Soo, Lee Dong-Hwi, Kim Hye-In, Ahn So-Hee (former member of ‘Wonder Girls’) & Amber (‘f(x)’) all attended. “Entourage” is a remake of U.S. television series “Entourage” which aired on HBO from 2004-2011.
“Entourage” first airs October, 2016 in South Korea.
Jeon So-Min is cast in upcoming MBC drama series “Something About 1%” co-starring Ha Seok-Jin. Jeon So-Min will play lead female character Kim Da-Hyun. Her character is an elementary school teacher with a warm heart. She is also the type of person who will not tolerate injustice. Kim Da-Hyun becomes romantically involved with Lee Jae-In (Ha Seok-Jin).
The drama series is a remake of 2003 MBC drama series “”Something About 1%” which starred Gang Dong-Won and Kim Jung-Hwa in the lead roles. “Something About 1%” will air sometime later this year in South Korea.
2nd teaser trailer added for upcoming SBS drama series “Doctors” starring Kim Rae-Won and Park Shin-Hye.
“Doctors” premieres June 20, 2016 in South Korea.
Ryuhei Matsuda is cast in upcoming Fuji TV drama series “Eigyo Bucho Kira Natsuko” starring Nanako Matsushima. In the drama series, Ryuhei Matsuda will play Keisuke Takagi. His character works as a creative director at an advertising firm. When he first started his job, he had a hard time and worked under Natsuko Kira (Nanako Matsushima). Natsuko Kira then took a maternity leave for 3 years and she has now returned to the company. Keisuke Takagi isn’t very nice to Natsuko upon her return, but he wants to show her that he has improved at his job.
“Eigyo Bucho Kira Natsuko” will be released this July in South Korea.
The 52nd PaekSang Arts Awards just finished tonight in South Korea. Big winners include Lee Joon-Ik winning the “Grand Prize” in the movie division for his films “Dongju: The Portrait of a Poet” and “The Throne.” Movie “Assassination” received the “Best Film” award. On the drama series side, the “Grand Prize” went to KBS2 drama series “Descendants of the Sun” and “Best Drama” award went to tvN drama series “Signal.”
Main trailer added for upcoming live-action film “Your Lie in April” starring Kento Yamazaki, Suzu Hirose & Anna Ishii. Movie is based on manga series “Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso” by Naoshi Arakawa & directed by Takehiko Shinjo (“I Give My First Love to You“).
“Your Lie in April” will be released September 10, 2016 in Japan.
Teaser poster & release date for movie “Kanon” starring Manami Higa, Mimura & Nozomi Sasaki. Movie features the three leading actress portraying sisters reuniting at their grandmother’s funeral and learning about their mother. Movie is directed by Toshiro Saiga (“Little Maestro“).
“Kanon” is now set for release October 1, 2016 in Japan (will screen at the Toyama Film Festival on June 12, 2016).
Actress Park Bo-Young has been offered the title character role in upcoming JTBC drama series “Powerful Woman Do Bong-Soon” (literal title). The drama series is scripted by Baek Mi-Kyeong (“My Love Eun-Dong“) and directed by Lee Hyeong-Min (“Winter Sonata“). Currently in Park Bo-Young is “positively considering” the offer and they are in final stage of discussions about the role. If Park Bo-Young accepts, she will play central figure Do Bong-Soon. The drama series will follow several women, with Do Bong-Soon being a central character in the story.
“Powerful Woman Do Bong-Soon” will first air January, 2017 in South Korea.