Main trailer added for movie “Sekigahara” starring Junichi Okada, Koji Yakusho & Kasumi Arimura. Movie is based on novel “Sekigahara” by Ryotaro Shiba and directed by Masato Harada. Movie depicts the Battle of Sekigahara which took place in 1600 between forces loyal to Toyotomi Hideyori and Tokugawa Ieyasu.
“Sekigahara” opens August 26, 2017 in Japan.
Zo In-Sung is cast for the lead male role in upcoming period film “Ansi Fortress” (literal title). Movie will be directed by Kim Kwang-Sik. In the upcoming film, Zo In-Sung will play Yang Man-Chun. His character is the lord of Ansi Fortress and commander of Goguryeo troops. The face off against a half million invading Tang forces. Actor Park Bo-Gum is currently considering an offer to play a role in the film.
Filming for “Ansi Fortress” will begin August, 2017.
See the entire list of nominees and winners for the just concluded 2017 BaekSang Arts Awards. The top “Grand Prize” went to Park Chan-Wook for movie “The Handmaiden” and Kim Eun-Sook for tvN drama series “Goblin.” Congrats to all of the winners.
Teaser trailer #2 added for upcoming movie “The Miracles of the Namiya General Store” starring Ryosuke Yamada, Toshiyuki Nishida, Machiko Ono & Nijiro Murakami. Movie is based on 2011 novel “Namiya Zakkaten no Kiseki” by Keigo Higashino and directed by Ryuichi Hiroki. Storu for “The Miracles of the Namiya General Store” revolves around a mailbox at a general store that sends letter between the past and present. Teaser trailer #2 also features actual footage from the film for the first time.
“The Miracles of the Namiya General Store” opens September 23, 2017 in Japan.
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New teaser trailers added for upcoming tvN drama series “Secret Forest” (literal title) starring Cho Seung-Woo & Bae Doo-Na. The teaser trailers shows Bae Doo-Na for the first time in the drama series.
“Secret Forest” first airs June 9, 2017 in South Korea.
Takuya Kimura and Kazunari Ninomiya are cast in new suspense film “Criminal for the Prosecution” (literal title). The movie is based on 2013 novel “Kensatsugawa no Zainin” by Shusuke Shizukui and directed by Masato Harada. Amazingly, the movie marks the first time Takuya Kimura and Kazunari Ninomiya will have worked together. In the upcoming film, both Takuya Kimura and Kazunari Ninomiya will play Tokyo public prosecutors. They work on a case involving the death of a money lender and a suspect who was previously involved in a murder case involving a middle school girl.
Filming for “Criminal for the Prosecution” takes place from July, 2017 to August, 2017 and the movie will be released sometime next year in Japan.
Kento Nagayama and Nao Omori are cast in upcoming TV Tokyo drama series “Izakaya Fuji.” The drama series is based on 2015 novel “Izakaya Fuji” by Keisuke Kuriyama. For the drama series Kento Nagayama will play aspiring actor Eiichi Nishio. One day, Eiichi Nishio walks by the restaurant Izakaya Fuji and recognizes the establishment from social media pictures. He decides to go in and comes across other actors including Nao Omori.
“Izakaya Fuji” first airs July, 2017 in Japan.
Here’s 3 main posters for upcoming MBC drama series “Return of Bok Dan-Ji” (literal title) starring Kang Sung-Yeon, Ko Se-Won, Song Seon-Mi & Lee Pil-Mo. Caption on the posters states “On the day I lost everything, the best moment came.” Early Korean working title of the drama series was “Danji Neol Saranghae” (“I Love You Dan-Ji”).
“Return of Bok Dan-Ji” airs Monday through Friday at 7:15 PM beginning May 15, 2017 in South Korea.
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Here’s 3 main posters for upcoming MBC drama series “Ruler: Master of the Mask” starring Yoo Seung-Ho & Kim So-Hyun. Story for the drama series will depict the love and lonely fight of Crown Prince Lee Sun (Yoo Seung-Ho). He goes up against the Pyunsoo hwe group. The group has accumulated power and wealth through the privatization of water in Joseon. “Ruler: Master of the Mask” will be released May 10, 2017 in South Korea.
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Ryo Nishikido & Mayu Matsuoka are cast in new NTV drama series “My Husband Can Not Work” (literal title). The drama series is scripted by Chiho Watanabe and directed by Toya Sato and Naoko Komuro. The drama series will have Ryo Nishikido playing Tsukasa Kobayashi. He seems like the perfect husband, but he holds a secret from his wife. His secret is that he is horrible at his job and he wants to quit. He then learns that his wife played Mayu Matsuoka is pregnant.
“My Husband Can Not Work” will first air July, 2017 in Japan.