Actor Ebizo Ichikawa is cast in new TV Tokyo drama series “Ishikawa Goemon.” The drama series is based on the life of well known outlaw figure Ishikawa Goemon. Ebizo Ichikawa will play the title character. In the drama series, Ishikawa Goemon goes about stealing from the rich and redistributing the stolen items to the poor. Meanwhile, the all powerful Hideyoshi Toyotomi becomes obsessed with taking out Ishikawa Goemon.
“Ishikawa Goemon” will air sometime this year in Japan.
Teaser trailer added for movie “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 sometime in February, 2016 in South Korea.
Here’s two teaser posters for upcoming film “Pure Love” (literal title) starring Do Kyung-Soo (EXO-K), Kim So-Hyun, David Lee, Joo Da-Young & Yeon Jun-Suk. In addition, release date for “Pure Love” is now set for February 24, 2016 in South Korea.
Here’s the first still image Shun Oguri in upcoming live-action film “Terra Formars” directed by Takashi Miike. The still image is of a scene with Ko Honda (Shun Oguri) meeting candidates to become crew members including Shokichi Komachi (Hideaki Ito). The backdrop of the streets in Japan have turned into a slum due to the disparity between the rich and poor. Meanwhile, the selected crew members will make a trip to Mars to take out giant mutated cockroaches that are able to walk.
“Terra Formars” will be released April 29, 2016 in Japan.
Actor Ko Soo is cast in upcoming MBC drama series “The Flower in Prison” which has already cast Jin Se-Yun in the lead female role. In addition, supporting cast members include Choi Tae-Joon, Kim Soo-Yeon, Jeon Kwang-Leol, Kim Mi-Sook & Jung Joon-Ho. “The Flower in Prison” is a period drama series set during Joseon Dynasty era and follows Ok-Nyeo (Jin Se-Yun), a woman was born in prison. She goes on to eventually help people in law.
“The Flower in Prison” will first air sometime this April in South Korea (takes over the time slot held by “100 Days Wife“).
Actress Kim Sung-Ryoung is cast for new lead role in upcoming SBS sequel drama series “Mrs. Cop 2.” Kim Hee-Ae was first offered to reprise her role from the first season of “Mrs. Cop,” but she declined due to needing a break after filming the first series. Kim Sung-Ryoung will play new character Ko Yoon-Jung. Her character returns to South Korea after training with the F.B.I. in the United States. Ko Yoon-Jung then becomes the new squad chief.
Meanwhile, Kim Min-Jong, Son Ho-Jun and Lee Da-Hee have all been offered to play the same characters from “Mrs. Cop” and they are all considering their offers.
“Mrs. Cop 2” first airs March 5, 2016 in South Korea.
Ep.1 air date for upcoming KBS2 drama series “Descendants of the Sun” has now been set for February 24, 2016 in South Korea. The much anticipated and slightly delayed drama series stars Song Joong-Ki & Song Hye-Kyo.
Filming for upcoming movie “Brother” (literal and working title) finished December 31, 2015 in Songpa, Seoul, South Korea. Filming took took about 2 and 1/2 months to complete. “Brother” stars Cho Jung-Seok, Park Shin-Hye & Do Kyung-Soo (EXO-K). Movie deals with the relationship between an older brother (Cho Jung-Seok) just released from prison, his younger brother (Do Kyung-Soo) that excels at judo and his judo coach (Park Shin-Hye). Movie is directed by Kwon Soo-Kyung (“Barefoot Kibong“) and screenplay by Yoo Young-A (“Miracle in Cell No.7“).
“Brother” will be released sometime this year in South Korea.
Hong Jong-Hyun, Nam Joo-Hyuk and Baekhyun from idol group ‘EXO-K’ are all cast in supporting roles in upcoming SBS drama series “Moon Lovers” (literal title). Already cast in the drama series are Lee Joon-Gi, IU, Kang Ha-Neul and Ji Soo. The drama series has recently picked up the Korean title of “Bobogyungsim: Ryeo” from”Dalui Yeonin” (“Moon Lovers”).
In the drama series, Kang Ha-Neul will play Wang Wook. His character is the 8th prince and he was born in the same year as Wang So (Lee Joon-Gi). He dreams of becoming the King one day.
Hong Jong-Hyun will play Wang Yo. His character is also has ambitions of becoming the King. He is the 3rd prince.
Baekhyun will play Wang Hyun. His character is the 10th prince and he likes to play around.
Nam Joo-Hyuk will play Wang Wook. His character is beautiful and has elegance. He is the 13th prince.
Lastly, Ji Soo will play Wang Jung. He is the 14th prince and possesses unavoidable charm.
“Moon Lovers” airs sometime during the second half of 2016 in South Korea.
Actresses Tsubasa Honda & Mizuki Yamamoto are cast in movie “Girls” (literal title). The film is based on the novel “Shojo” by Kanae Minato (“Confessions“) and directed by Yukiko Mishima (“Bread of Happiness“). Premise for the film follow two girls who volunteer for the summer at a paediatrics ward and a nursing home. The girls volunteer in hopes of seeing a person’s death. They have their own reasons why. “Girls” will be released sometime during this fall in Japan.