Yoji Yamada is set to direct sequel film “What A Wonderful Family II” starring the same principle cast from 2016 film “What A Wonderful Family!” Which means Isao Hashizume, Kazuko Yoshiyuki, Masahiko Nishimura, Yui Natsukawa, Shozo Hayashiya, Tomoko Nakajima, Satoshi Tsumabuki & Yu Aoi will all return as part of the Hirata family. Story for the sequel film will revolve around the adult children’s concern over Shuzo Hirata still driving at his advanced age. Meanwhile, Shuzo Hirata meets a former classmate from his high school days and invites him to stay at their house.
“What A Wonderful Family II” will be released summer, 2017 in Japan.
First script reading for upcoming KBS2 drama series “On the Way to the Airport,” starring Kim Ha-Neul & Lee Sang-Yoon, took place July 25, 2016 at KBS Broadcasting Station in Yeouido, South Korea. Also attending the first script reading were Shin Sung-Rok, Choi Yeo-Jin & Jang Hee-Jin.
“On the Way to the Airport” first airs this September in South Korea (takes over the Wednesday & Thursday 10PM time slot after the conclusion of “Uncontrollably Fond“).
Jung Yong-Hwa (‘CNBLUE’) & Lee Yeon-Hee are cast in new JTBC drama series “The Package” (working title). Also cast in the drama series are Choi Woo-Sik, Yoon Park, Ryu Seung-Soo, Ha Shi-Eun, Jeong Gyu-Su, Lee Ji-Hyeon & Park Yoo-Na. In the drama series, Lee Yeon-Hee will play Yoon So-So. She is a travel guide in France. Jung Yong-Hwa will play San Ma-Roo. He signs up for a package vacation in France led by Yoon So-So. The other supporting cast members listed above also are part of the package vacation. Filming for the drama series will also take place in France.
“The Package” will first air sometime next year in South Korea.
First script reading for upcoming MBC weekend drama series “Blow Breeze” starring Lim Ji-Yeon & Son Ho-Jun took place recently at MBC Dream Centre in Ilsan, South Korea. During the first script reading main cast members Lim Ji-Yeon, Son Ho-Jun, Han Joo-Wan, Oh Ji-Eun and others attended. The drama series features Lim Ji-Yeon playing a North Korean defector and her romance with a South Korean man played by Son Ho-Jun. The script also features conflicts over a 100 billion won inheritance.
“Blow Breeze” first airs August 20, 2016 in South Korea.
Actor Ji Sung has been offered the lead role in upcoming SBS drama series “Defendant” and he is currently “positively considering” the offer. If Ji Sung accepts the role, he will play main character Park Jung-Woo. His character is a prosecutor who wakes up one day in prison. He is falsely convicted of a crime and sentenced to death. He also has temporary amnesia. Park Jung-Woo must prove his innocence. The drama series will be directed by Jo Young-Gwang (“Hyde Jekyll, Me“) & scripted by Choi Soo-Jin (“City Hunter“).
“Defendant” will first air this November in South Korea (takes over SBS’ Monday and Tuesday 10PM time slot after “Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo“).
Main trailer added for upcoming fantasy-comedy film “Intern” starring Yuko Araki, Anri Okamoto & Toru Kazama. Movie is directed by long-time TBS drama series director Akio Yoshida. Story for “Intern” has the CEO of a company played by Toru Kazama saving the life of a young college student played by Yuko Araki. This in turn leads the God of Death to come down and warn the CEO that his days are now numbered if he doesn’t change the future. The CEO then takes over the body of the college student’s friend to help her become a successful intern.
“Intern” will be released November 5, 2016 in Japan.
Teaser trailer #3 added for KBS2 drama series “Love in the Moonlight” starring Park Bo-Gum & Kim You-Jung. Ep.1 air date is now set for August 22, 2016 in South Korea.
First teaser trailer added for upcoming movie “Oke Rojin!” starring Anne Watanabe. “Oke Rojin!” will be released November 11, 2016 in Japan.
First teaser trailer added for upcoming SBS weekend drama series “Our Gab-Soon” starring Kim So-Eun & Song Jae-Rim. “Our Gab-Soon” first airs August 27, 2016 in South Korea.
Here’s actress Nanao in character for upcoming live-action film “The Mole Song 2” starring Toma Ikuta & Eita. In movie “The Mole Song 2,” Nanao will play Fufon. Her character is an assassin for the Chinese mafia.
“The Mole Song 2” will be released December 23, 2016 in Japan.