Nov 2 2015

Park Seo-Joon, Go Ara and Park Hyung-Sik offered lead roles in new period drama series “Hwarang”

Actor Park Seo-Joon, actress Go Ara and actor Park Hyung-Sik (ZE:A) have been offered lead roles in new period drama series “Hwarang.” The title of the drama series refers to an elite group of young men known as “Hwarang” or “Flowering Knights” that existed during the Silla Kingdom. The Hwarang were accomplished in physical activities like horsemanship and swordsmanship, but also known for their beauty.

Currently all three lead actors are “considering” offers to take part in the drama series. In addition, KBS2 has been in discussions to air the drama series beginning this January in South Korea.

Nov 2 2015

new still images of So Ji-Sub in KBS2 drama “Oh My Venus”

Here’s new still images of actor So Ji-Sub in upcoming KBS2 drama series “Oh My Venus” also starring Shin Min-A.

The new still images were shot during filming for the drama series on October 24, 2015 at Seoul St. Mary’s Hospital in Seoul, South Korea. Filming took about 3 hours to complete.

Meanwhile, a second teaser trailer featuring So Ji-Sub working out can be viewed at AsianWiki.

“Oh My Venus” first airs November 16, 2015 in South Korea.


Nov 2 2015

new teaser poster for Takashi Miike’s “Terra Formars”

New teaser poster added for upcoming live-action film “Terra Formars” starring Hideaki Ito, Emi Takei, Takayuki Yamada & Shun Oguri. Movie is based on manga “Tera Fomazu” by Yu Sasuga and directed by Takashi Miike (“Crows Zero“).

The new teaser poster reveals the main characters played by Hideaki Ito, Emi Takei, Takayuki Yamada and Shun Oguri in a spacesuit for the first time. Premise for the film features an epic battle between humans and genetically mutated cockroaches on Mars.

Release date for “Terra Formars” is now set for April 29, 2016 in Japan.

Nov 2 2015

Choi Jung-Won cast in SBS drama series “Witch’s Castle”

Actress Choi Jung-Won is cast in new SBS weekday morning drama series “Witch’s Castle” also starring Seo Ji-Suk, Yoo Ji-In & Shin Dong-Mi. This will be Choi Jung-Won’s first acting role in a weekday morning drama series.

Story for “Witch’s Castle” follows a young divorcee (Choi Jung-Won) who begins to live with her former mother-in-law and sister-in-law after they also divorce.

“Witch’s Castle” first airs December 14, 2015 in South Korea.

Oct 30 2015

character cuts for SBS drama series “Saimdang, the Herstory”

First character cuts from upcoming SBS drama series “Saimdang, the Herstory” starring Lee Young-Ae and Song Seung-Heon.

The character cuts are of leads Lee Young-Ae and Song Seung-Heon. Shooting for the character cuts took place on October 18, 2015 in Hwaseong, South Korea. Actress Lee Young-Ae last starred in a drama series in 2003 MBC drama series “A Jewel in the Palace.”

Saimdang, the Herstory will first air sometime during the first half of 2016 in South Korea.

Oct 30 2015

Teaser poster and still images for movie “Cherry Blossom Memories”

Here’s the first teaser poster and two still images for upcoming film “Cherry Blossom Memories” starring Maika Yamamoto & Koudai Asaka. Movie is directed by Atsushi Ueda (“School Girl’s Gestation”) and is based on the 2012 novel “Sakura no Ame” by halyosy (which itself based on the song “Sakura no Ame” by halyosy).

Release date for “Cherry Blossom Memories” is now set for sometime this March in Japan.

Oct 30 2015

First image from Park Chan-Wook’s “Fingersmith”

Here’s the first image from upcoming Park Chan-Wook directed film “Fingersmith” starring Ha Jung-Woo & Kim Min-Hee. The image features (left to right) Ha Jung-Woo, Kim Min-Hee, Kim Tae-Ri and Cho Jin-Woong. Filming for “Fingersmith” finished recently in South Korea and took about 4 months to finish. Story for the film is based on 2002 novel “Fingersmith” by Sarah Waters.

“Fingersmith” will be released sometime during summer, 2016 in South Korea.

Oct 30 2015

Kim So-Hyun cast in movie “Princess Deokhye”

Teen actress Kim So-Hyun is cast in upcoming movie “Princess Deokhye” (literal title) starring Son Ye-Jin & Park Hae-Il. Movie is based on 2009 novel “Deokhyeongjoo” by Kwon Bi-Young and directed by Hur Jin-Ho (“Christmas in August”).

In movie “Princess Deokhye,” Kim So-Hyun will play main character Princess Deokhye (Son Ye-Jin) during her younger teenage years. As a young girl, Princess Deokhye was adored by the people and her father King Gojong, but after witnessing her father’s assassination she changes.

Filming for “Princess Deokhye” begins November, 2015 in South Korea.