Kim Hyun-Joo is cast for the lead role in Netflix sci-fi film “Jung-E.” Actor Ryoo Kyung-Soo is also cast for a major supporting character role and actress Kang Soo-Yeon was previously announced to play a major supporting character role. The film will be directed by Yeon Sang-Ho (“Train To Busan“). For the film, Kim Hyun-Joo will play soldier Jung-E. She takes part in a brain cloning experiment. The movie is set in the 22nd century, where humans live in a man made shelter due to climate change and a war erupts between the inhabitants.Read more »
Trailer & poster added for live-action NTV drama series “Bushi-Stant Aisakakun” starring Takahiro Hamada & Shintaro Morimoto. Caption on the poster teases “I will do my best to draw spring.” The drama series is based on manga series “Bushi-Stant Aisakakun!” by Nobuo Yokoyama and involves a samurai/painter who travels to the present day.
“Bushi-Stant Aisakakun” first airs July 26, 2021 in Japan.Read more »
New teaser trailer and poster added for movie “99.9 Criminal Lawyer: The Movie” starring Jun Matsumoto, Teruyuki Kagawa, and Hana Sugisaki. In addition, Jin Katagiri, Magi, Azusa Babazono, & Toru Baba have been announced as supporting actors in the film. All four of the new cast members will play employees at Madarame Law Firm.
“99.9 Criminal Lawyer: The Movie” will be released sometime this winter in Japan.
So Ji-Sub is cast for the lead role in new MBC drama series “Dr. Lawyer.” The drama series will be directed by Lee Yong-Seok (“Haechi“) and scripted by Jang Hong-Cheol (“Class of Lies“). In “Dr. Lawyer,” So Ji-Sub will play Han Yi-Han. He was once an elite surgeon, but one surgery ruined his career. 4 years later, he works as an attorney, specializing in medical malpractice suits.
“Dr. Lawyer” will first air sometime during the first half of 2022 in South Korea.Read more »
Teaser trailer and poster added for movie “Daikaijyu no Atoshimatsu” starring Ryosuke Yamada & Tao Tsuchiya. The film is written and directed by Satoshi Miki. Caption on the teaser poster asks “The dead body, what are we going to do?”
“Daikaijyu no Atoshimatsu” will be released sometime next year in Japan.Read more »
Kim Woo-Bin has been offered a leading role in Netflix drama series “Knight.” Currently, Kim Woo-Bin is considering his offer. If he accepts, Kim Woo-Bin will play Knight 5-8. The drama series is based on webcomic “Taekbaegisa” by Lee Yoon-Kyun and is set in the future where air pollution has become infinitely worse.Read more »
Kim Hee-Seon is cast for the lead role in MBC drama series “Tomorrow” (literal title). The fantasy themed drama series is based on webcomic “Naeil” by Ra Ma. In “Tomorrow,” Kim Hee-Seon will play a charismatic angel of death. She is part of a crisis management team that tries to save suicidal people from taking their own lives.
“Tomorrow” will first air during the first half of 2022 in South Korea.Read more »
Ryusei Yokohama is cast in live-action film “Usogui.” Movie is based on manga series “Usogui” by Toshio Sako and directed by Hideo Nakata (“Ring“). The film revolves around an underground gambling club with Ryusei Yokohama playing mysterious gambler Baku Madarame. Above is the first teaser poster for the movie.
“Usogui” will be released February, 2022 in Japan.Read more »
Mugi Kadowaki and Naotaro Moriyama are cast in TV Tokyo live-action drama series “Swim Ring: More Than Friends, Less Than An Affair” (literal title). The drama series is based on manga series “Ukiwa” by Munehiro Nomura. For the drama series, Mugi Kadowaki will play main character Maiko Nakayama. She learns her husband is having an affair and becomes closer to her husband’s boss/next door neighbor, played by Naotaro Moriyama.
“Swim Ring: More Than Friends, Less Than An Affair” first airs August, 2021 in Japan.Read more »
Hiroshi Abe is cast in movie “Transfer Order Is To The Musical Band” (literal title of “Ido Jirei wa Ongakutai!”). The film is written and directe by Eiji Uchida. In the film, Hiroshi Abe will play Detective Tsukasa Naruse. His boss transfers him to the police musical band as punishment. Director Eiji Uchida became inspired to the make the movie after watching a flash mob police musical band perform on YouTube.
Filming for “Transfer Order Is To The Musical Band” begins at the start of August, 2021 and will be released during summer, 2022.Read more »