Nov 6 2015

still images of Shin Min-A as overweight Kang Joo-Eun in KBS2 drama “Oh My Venus”

Here’s new still images of Shin Min-A in upcoming KBS2 drama series “Oh My Venus” also starring So Ji-Sub.

The still images of Shin Min-A were taken during filming of the drama series on October 23, 2015 at a restaurant in Songpa, Seoul, South Korea. For this scene, Shin Min-A got made up as her character Kang Joo-Eun when she was overweight. To get made up into her character, it took more than 3 hours. This is the first scene of Shin Min-A where she is made up into her overweight character.

“Oh My Venus” first airs November 16, 2015 in South Korea.

Nov 6 2015

Haruka Ayase & Takumi Saito cast live-action film “Kodaike no Hitobito”

Haruka Ayase and Takumi Saito are cast upcoming live-action film “Kodaike no Hitobito.” Also cast in the romantic-comedy are Kiko Mizuhara, Shotaro Mamiya, Mao Daichi and Masachika Ichimura. The movie is based on manga “Kodaike no Hitobito” by Kozueko Morimoto (“Gokusen“) and directed by Masato Hijikata (“The After-Dinner Mysteries“).

Story for “Kodaike no Hitobito” follows the romance between a typical OL (Haruka Ayase) with a large scale imagination and a higher level co-worker (Takumi Saito) who is telepathic. Their romance then experiences turbulence due to his family.

“Kodaike no Hitobito” will be released June, 2016 in Japan.

Nov 5 2015

Junichi Okada cast in movie “A Man Called Pirate”

Junichi Okada (‘V6’) is cast in new movie “A Man Called Pirate.” The film is based on 2012 novel “”Kaizoku to Yobareta Otoko” by Naoki Hyakuta and directed by Takashi Yamazaki (“Always: Sunset on Third Street“/”The Eternal Zero“).

Story for “A Man Called Pirate” follows a businessman (Junichi Okaada) as he encounters financial troubles due to the end of World War 2. He then finds success in the oil industry.

“A Man Called Pirate” will be released sometime during winter, 2016 in Japan.

Nov 5 2015

Teaser trailer for live-action film “Hero Mania: Life”

Teaser trailer added for upcoming live-action film “Hero Mania: Life” starring Masahiro Higashide, Masataka Kubota, Nana Komatsu & Tsurutaro Kataoka. Movie is based on manga “Seikatsu (Kanzen ban)” by Shigeyuki Fukumitsu and directed by Keisuke Toyoshima (“A Courtesan with Flowered Skin“).

In live-action film “Hero Mania: Life,” Masahiro Higashide plays a part-time convenience store worker. He decides to form a vigilante group to go against evil. His group includes Toshida (Masataka Kubota), high school student Kanari (Nana Komatsu) and Kusaki (Tsurutaro Kataoka).

“Hero Mania: Life” will be released May 7, 2016 in Japan.

Nov 5 2015

Im Seul-Ong, Kyung Soo-Jin, Park Jung-Min & Hong Eun-Hee in movie “Horror Stories Ⅲ”

Im Seul-Ong from Kpop group ‘2AM,’ Kyung Soo-Jin, Park Jung-Min and Hong Eun-Hee are all cast in omnibus horror film “Horror Stories Ⅲ.” Theme for “Horror Stories III,” will have segments set in the past, present and future. For the past segment, Baek Seung-Bin (“Members of the Funeral“) will direct that segment. For the present segment, Kim Sun (“White“) will direct and for the future segment, his brother Kim Gok (“White“) will direct. The three stories will be tied together by a segment directed by Min Kyu-Dong (“All About My Wife“).

Filming for “Horror Stories Ⅲ” has just begun and the movie will be released sometime during the first half of 2016 in South Korea.

Nov 4 2015

First still image of Kim Min-Hee in Park Chan-Wook’s “Fingersmith”

Here’s the first still image of actress Kim Min-Hee in upcoming movie “Fingersmith” directed by Park Chan-Wook (“Oldboy“). Filming for “Fingersmith” finished October 31, 2015 in South Korea and took about 5 months to finish. Filming also took place in Japan. Movie “Fingersmith” is based on British novel “Fingersmith” by Sarah Waters.

“Fingersmith” will be released sometime next year in South Korea.

Nov 4 2015

Teaser poster for Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s “Creepy”

Here’s the first teaser poster for upcoming film “Creepy” starring Hidetoshi Nishijima, Yuko Takeuchi, Haruna Kawaguchi, Masahiro Higashide & Teruyuki Kagawa. Movie is based on 2012 novel “Kuripi” by Yutaka Maekawa and directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa (“Tokyo Sonata“). The caption on the teaser poster says “That person is not my father .. I don’t know him at all.”

“Creepy” will be released sometime during June, 2016 in Japan.