Jun 9 2020

Sol Kyung-Gu & Yu Jun-Sang cast in movie “Boys”

Sol Kyung-Gu and Yu Jun-Sang are cast for lead roles in based-on-a-true-story film “Boys” (literal title). Also cast in the film are Yum Hye-Ran, Jin Kyung, Heo Sung-Tae, Kim Dong-Youn, Yoo Su-Bin and Kim Kyung-Ho. Actor Cho Jin-Woong will also make a cameo appearance in the film. The film will be directed by Chung Ji-Young. Two of his prior films “Unbowed” and “National Security” were also based on true stories. The story for “Boys” will center around 3 boys who are sent to prison for robbery & murder at a supermarket. The boys receive a second trial and are found are not guilty.

Ploy Synopsis by AsianWiki: 3 boys are arrested in a robbery and homicide case, that took place at a supermarket in a small town. The chief of the investigation team at the time, Hwang Joon-Cheol (Sol Kyung-Gu), has doubts about their conviction and begins to reinvestigate the case.

Filming for “Boys” will begin late June, 2020 in South Koera.

Jun 5 2020

See list of winners & nominees at the 56th BaekSang Arts Awards

See list of winners and nominees at the just concluded 56th BaekSang Arts Awards on AsianWiki. This year’s show was hosted by Shin Dong-YubBae SuzyPark Bo-Gum. The big winners in film was Bong Joon-Ho‘s “Parasite” and in drama series “When the Camellia Blooms.” Movie “Parasite” won 3 awards: “Grand Prize,” “Best Film,” and “Best New Actor” (Park Myoung-Hoon). Drama series “When the Camellia Blooms” won 4 awards: “Grand Prize,” “Best Screenplay,” “Best Actor” (Kang Ha-Neul), and “Best Supporting Actor” (Oh Jung-Se). Drama series “The World of the Married” received “Best Actress” for Kim Hee-Ae and “Best Director” for Mo Wan-Il.

Jun 3 2020

Winners of the 2020 Daejong Film Awards

See list of winners and nominees at the just concluded 2020 Daejong Film Awards at AsianWiki. This year’s award ceremony was originally scheduled to air Febraury 25, 2020, but the Covid-19 caused the postponement to June 3, 2020. Not surprisingly, Bong Joon-Ho‘s “Parasite” was the night’s biggest winner with a total of 5 awards including Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress (Lee Jung-Eun). Best Actor award went to Lee Byung-Hun in “Ashfall” and Best Actress award went to Jung Yu-Mi in “Kim Ji-Young: Born 1982.”

May 29 2020

Main trailer for movie “Me and Me”

Main trailer added for mystery film “Me and Me” starring Cho Jin-Woong, Bae Soo-Bin, and Cha Soo-Yeon. Movie is written and directed by veteran actor Jung Jin-Young. Captions in the trailer states (0:08) “Mysterious Fire Accident,” (0:20) “Detective who is digging up the case,” (0:35) “That Night,” (0:38) “Everything changed,” (0:56) “Must find out,” (1:10) “Disappeared time.”

“Me and Me” will be released June 18, 2020 in South Korea.

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May 27 2020

Two teaser posters for movie “Deliver Us From Evil”

Here’s two teaser posters for crime-action-drama film “Deliver Us From Evil” starring Hwang Jung-Min and Lee Jung-Jae. Movie is written and directed by Hong Won-Chan (“Office“). Caption on Hwang Jung-Min’s poster states “Hot chase to save one person” and caption on Lee Jung-Jae’s poster states “Persistent chase to kill one person.” Filming for the movie took place in South Korea, Japan, and Thailand and took place from September 23, 2019 to January 23, 2020.

“Deliver Us From Evil” will be released July, 2020 in South Korea.

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May 26 2020

Main trailer & poster for zombie film “#Alive”

Main trailer and poster for zombie film “#Alive” starring Yoo Ah-In & Park Shin-Hye. Captions in the trailer state (0:11) “In the world they are running amok,” (0:25) “I was left alone,” (0:27) “Data,” (0:28) “Wi-Fi,” (0:30) “Text Message,” (0:31) “Phone,” (0:33) “Everything is disconnected,” (0:54) “We must survive.”

“#Alive” will be released June, 2020 in South Korea.

May 19 2020

Song Joong-Ki & Kim Hye-Jun cast in movie “Season of You and Me”

Song Joong-Ki and Kim Hye-Jun are cast in movie “Season of You and Me” (literal title). They join Jin Seon-Kyu, who is already cast for a co-lead role. The film is based on the lives of two real people: singer-songwriter Yoo Jae-Ha and singer-songwriter Kim Hyun-Sik. For the film Song Joong-Ki will play Yoo Jae-Ha and Kim Hye-Jun will play Yoo Jae-Ha’s first love. Movie will be directed by Jung Da-Won (“Miss & Mrs. Cops“).

Filming for “Season of You and Me” will begin sometime during the second half of this year, as the latter parts of the film is set in late autumn.

May 18 2020

Two launching posters for movie “#Alive”

Two launching posters for upcoming movie “#Alive” starring Yoo Ah-In and Park Shin-Hye. The title of the movie recently picked up “#Alive” (#Salaidda) from the earlier working title of “#Alone.”

Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki:  city is infected by a mysterious virus, which causes the city to spiral out of control. Joon-Woo (Yoo Ah-In) and Yoo-Bin (Park Shin-Hye) struggle to survive in an isolated apartment complex from those infected with the virus. Everything including internet, phone, and electricity has been disconnected around the apartment.

“#Alive” will be released June, 2020 in South Korea.

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May 13 2020

Teaser trailer for movie “Baseball Girl”

Teaser trailer added for movie “Baseball Girl” starring Lee Joo-Young, Lee Joon-Hyuk, and Yum Hye-Ran. In the movie, Lee Joo-Young plays a young woman who tries to become a professional baseball player. Captions in the teaser trailer states in Korean (0:38) “Baseball girl dreaming of pro ‘Joo Soo-In’ (Lee Joo-Young),” (0:42) “How do people know my future? Even, I don’t know,” (0:44) “I won’t give up without even trying.”

Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki: Joo Soo-In (Lee Joo-Young) is a player on her high school baseball team. She is the only girl on the team and is talented as a baseball player. She is known as the “genius baseball girl” because of her talent. Joo Soo-In wants to continue to play baseball after she graduates from high. She struggles to join a professional baseball team.

“Baseball Girl” will be released June, 2020 in South Korea.

May 7 2020

TaecYeon cast in movie “Hansan”

TaecYeon is cast in historical action film “Hansan” starring Park Hae-Il. The film is the second installment in a trilogy of films planned by director Kim Han-Min that revolves around the life of Admiral Yi Sun-Shin. His first film for the trilogy was 2014 film “Roaring Currents.” For movie “Hansan,” TaecYeon will play Im Joon-Young. He is a member of the Joseon naval force led by Yi Sun-Shin (Park Hae-Il). The screenplay will revolve around the “Battle of Hansan Island” which took place in 1592.

Filming for “Hansan” will begin in the second half of this year in South Korea.