Jan 9 2020

Still images for movie “Step”

Here’s still images for upcoming movie “Step” starring Takayuki Yamada & Tamaki Shiratori. The film is based on 2009 novel “Step” by Kiyoshi Shigematsu (“Dear Etranger“) and directed by Ken Iizuka.

Plot synopsis by AsianWiki: Single father Kenichi (Takayuki Yamada) has raised his daughter Miki (Tamaki Shiratori) alone for the past 10 years. From when she attended nursery school until her graduation from elementary school. Kenichi is currently 30-years-old. His wife Tomoko died at a young age and he has raised Miki alone since that time. While raising his daughter alone, he has encountered various problems.

“Step” will be released April 3, 2020 in Japan.

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Jan 9 2020

Yoo Seung-Ho & Lee Se-Young cast in tvN drama series “Memorist” & first script reading

Yoo Seung-Ho & Lee Se-Young are cast in tvN drama series “Memorist.” In addition, the first script reading for the drama series took place December 2, 2019. Attending the first script reading were Yoo Seung-Ho, Lee Se-Young, Cho Seong-Ha, Ko Chang-Seok, Jun Hyo-Seong, Yun Ji-On, Son Kwang-Eop, and Lim Se-Joo. The drama series features Yoo Seung-Ho playing Detective Dong Baek. He is able to read a person’s memory. Lee Se-Young will play Han Sun-Mi. She is a genius criminal profiler.

“Memorist” will first air March, 2020 (takes over tvN’s Wednesday & Thursday 9:30 PM time slot after “Money Game“).

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Jan 8 2020

Main poster for movie “Honest Candidate”

Here’s the main poster for upcoming comedy film “Honest Candidate” starring Ra Mi-Ran and Kim Moo-Yul. Movie is directed by Jang Yoo-Jeong (“The Bros“).

Plot synopsis by AsianWiki: Politician Joo Sang-Sook (Ra Mi-Ran) is a member of the national assembly. She has been elected 3 times and she is now running for her 4th term. She is also a habitual liar, but, suddenly, she is unable to tell a lie.

“Honest Candidate” opens February 12, 2020 in South Korea.

Jan 8 2020

First script reading for OCN drama series “Rugal”

First script reading for upcoming OCN drama series “Rugal” took place October, 2019 at Donga Digital Media Center in Sangam-dong, Seoul, South Korea. Main cast members that attended included Choi Jin-Hyuk, Park Sung-Woong, Jo Dong-Hyuk, Jung Hye-In, Han Ji-Wan, Kim Min-Sang, Park Sun-Ho, Kim Da-Hyun, Park Jung-Hak, and Park Choong-Sun all attended. The drama series is based on webcomic “Rugal” by Rilmae. Choi Jin-Hyuk plays main character Kang Ki-Beom. He loses his wife and his eyes due to criminal organization Argos. He joins Rugal to get revenge.

“Rugal” will first air March, 2020 (takes over OCN’s Wednesday & Thursday 11PM time slot vacated by “The Running Mates: Human Rights“).

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Jan 8 2020

Trailer for movie “Kizoku Korin: Prince of Legend”

Trailer added for movie “Kizoku Korin: Prince of Legend” starring Alan Shirahama & Ryota Katayose. Movie is a sequel to 2018 NTV drama series “Prince of Legend” and 2019 movie “Prince of Legend.” The movie’s theme song has also been revealed, which is “Possible” by co-lead actor Ryota Katayose (‘Generations from Exile Tribe’). The theme song appears in the trailer.

Plot synopsis from AsianWiki: Shintaro Ando (Alan Shirahama) has become Noble Dori after various confrontations. Now, the noble group, who are led by Shintaro Ando, has battles over the title of Legend (“Densetsu”) against the prince group, who are led by Kanade Suzaku (Ryota Katayose).

“Kizoku Korin: Prince of Legend” will be released March 13, 2020 in Japan.

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Jan 7 2020

First teaser trailer for tvN drama series “Wise Doctor Life”

Early teaser trailer for tvN drama series “Wise Doctor Life” ( literal title) starring Cho Jung-Seok, Kim Dae-Myung, Jung Kyoung-Ho, Yoo Yeon-Seok, and Jeon Mi-Do. The first teaser trailer doesn’t show any footage from the upcoming drama series, but rather footage from director Shin Won-Ho and screenwriter Lee Woo-Jung‘s previous collaborations on drama series “Reply 1997,” “Reply 1994,” and “Reply 1988.” The teaser trailer provides a backdrop on how “Wise Doctor Life” came into existence. Footage of hospital scenes from the Reply series plays in the teaser trailer. Captions in the teaser trailer starts around the 18 second mark and states in Korean “If you are inclined, why don’t you make a medical drama?” Around the 20 second mark, caption states “So we decided to make it.” Around the 22 second mark, Cho Jung-Seok’s voice appears and he states “..a bit of special everyday life of ordinary people like us.”

The teaser trailer also reveals that the drama series will first air February, 2020 in South Korea.

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Jan 6 2020

Teaser #3 & two teaser posters for JTBC drama series “Itaewon Class”

Teaser #3 & two teaser posters for JTBC drama series “Itaewon Class” starring Park Seo-Joon & Kim Da-Mi. The teaser trailer introduces 6 characters who start Itaewon Class Restaurant together. The 6 characters are ex-gangster Choi Seung-Kwon (Ryoo Kyung-Soo), Tony Kim (Chris Lyon) from Guinea, unknown background Ma Hyun-Yi (Lee Joo-Young), son of rich conglomerate family Jang Geun-Soo (Kim Dong-Hee), genius sociopath Jo Yi-Seo (Kim Da-Mi), and ex-convict with middle school education Park Sae-Ro-Yi (Park Seo-Joon).

“Itaewon Class” first airs January 31, 2020 in South Korea.

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