Feb 15 2016

First still images of Lee Joon-Gi & IU in SBS drama series “Scarlet Heart: Ryeo”

Here’s the first still images of Lee Joon-Gi & IU in upcoming SBS drama series “Scarlet Heart: Ryeo” also starring Kang Ha-Neul, Hong Jong-Hyun, Baekhyun, Nam Joo-Hyuk & Ji Soo.

The still images are from a scene filmed on a snowy field in Gangwon Province, South Korea. In the drama series, Lee Joon-Gi plays the fourth prince Wang So aka “Dog Wolf.” His character eventually becomes King Gwangjong of Goryeo. Meanwhile, IU plays Hae-Soo. Her character travels through a time slip from the present day to the Goryeo period. There, Wang So falls in love with Hae-Soo and through their love and friendship, Hae-Soo is able to grow as a person.

“Scarlet Heart: Ryeo” will first air sometime during the second half of this year in South Korea.


Feb 12 2016

Kim Beom cast in SBS drama series “Mrs. Cop 2”

Actor Kim Beom is cast for a supporting role in upcoming SBS drama series “Mrs. Cop 2” starring Kim Sung-Ryoung, Kim Min-Jong, Im Seul-Ong (2AM) and Son Dam-Bi.

In the drama series, Kim Beom will play Lee Ro-Joon. His character is the CEO of E-low Capital. The company is in the private loan business. Lee Ro-Joon has an attractive appearance, high fashion sense and refine manners with a gentle smile, but he is  actually a cold person and often calculating.

“Mrs. Cop 2” first airs March 5, 2016 in South Korea.


Feb 12 2016

Shota Matsuda cast in live-action TBS drama series “Dias Police” and live-action film “Dias Police”

Actor Shota Matsuda is cast in upcoming live-action TBS drama series “Dias Police: Ihou Keisatsu” and live-action film “Dias Police: Ihou Keisatsu” (working title). Both titles are based on manga series “Dias Police Ihou Keisatsu” written by Takashi Nagasaki. The TBS drama series will be directed by Masanori Tominaga (“The Pavillion Salamandre“), Tetsuya Mariko (“Distraction Babies“), Katsuhito Mogi (assistant director for “Litchi Hikari Club“) and Kazuyoshi Kumakiri (“My Man“). The live-action film will be directed by Kazuyoshi Kumakiri.

Premise for the drama series and film is set in Tokyo among the 150,000 illegals staying in the city. The illegals develop their own bank, hospital and 1 man police force. Shota Matsuda plays Saki Kubozuka. His character is the police officer for the illegals. He tries to take care of the weak and main public order among the illegals. His own nationality and ethnicity is unknown.

TBS drama series “Dias Police: Ihou Keisatsu” will air beginning this April and the live-action film will be released sometime this summer in Japan.

Feb 12 2016

Promotional images of Kang Ha-Neul in SBS drama series “Scarlet Heart: Ryeo”

Here’s the first promotional images of actor Kang Ha-Neul in upcoming SBS drama series “Scarlet Heart: Ryeo” (literal title).

In drama series “Scarlet Heart: Ryeo,” Kang Ha-Neul plays the eighth prince Wang Wook. He was born in the same year as his half-brother Wang So (Lee Joon-Gi), but to a different mother. He excels in academics and martial arts. He dreams of becoming the king.

“Scarlet Heart: Ryeo” will air sometime later this year in South Korea.


Feb 12 2016

Poster and teaser trailer #1 for live-action film “Setoutsumi”

Poster and teaser trailer #1 added for upcoming live-action comedy film “Setoutsumi” starring Sosuke Ikematsu and Masaki Suda. Movie is based on manga series “Setoutsumi” by Kazuya Konomoto and directed by Tatsushi Omori (“Tada’s Do-It-All House“). Teaser #1 is titled “Kendama” (a type of traditional Japanese toy) and if you watch the teaser trailer you’ll now why. Teaser #2 with the title of “Timing” will be released some time in early March and Teaser #3 titled “Standing Ovation” will be released early April.

“Setoutsumi” will be released July 2, 2016 in Japan.

Feb 11 2016

Gu Ha-Ra offered the lead female role in KBS2 drama series “Babysitter”

Gu Ha-Ra from idol group ‘Kara’ has been offered the lead role in upcoming 4 episode KBS2 drama series “Babysitter.” Currently she is “positively considering” the offer.

If Gu Ha-Ra accepts, she will play main character Jang Suk-Ryoo. Her character is a babysitter who graduated from a top university. The babysitter then gets a job babysitting 3 children from a wealthy family. The babysitter then begins to change. The drama series is depicted as a suspense-thriller. If Gu Ha-Ra accepts the offer, it will be her first acting performance since girl group ‘Kara’ disbanded on January 15, 2016.

“Babysitter” will first air March 14, 2016 in South Korea.