Jan 6 2016

Ebizo Ichikawa cast in TV Tokyo drama series “Ishikawa Goemon”

Actor Ebizo Ichikawa is cast in new TV Tokyo drama series “Ishikawa Goemon.” The drama series is based on the life of well known outlaw figure Ishikawa Goemon. Ebizo Ichikawa will play the title character. In the drama series, Ishikawa Goemon goes about stealing from the rich and redistributing the stolen items to the poor. Meanwhile, the all powerful Hideyoshi Toyotomi becomes obsessed with taking out Ishikawa Goemon.

“Ishikawa Goemon” will air sometime this year in Japan.

Jan 6 2016

still image of Shun Oguri in live-action film “Terra Formars”

Here’s the first still image Shun Oguri in upcoming live-action film “Terra Formars” directed by Takashi Miike. The still image is of a scene with Ko Honda (Shun Oguri) meeting candidates to become crew members including Shokichi Komachi (Hideaki Ito). The backdrop of the streets in Japan have turned into a slum due to the disparity between the rich and poor. Meanwhile, the selected crew members will make a trip to Mars to take out giant mutated cockroaches that are able to walk.

“Terra Formars” will be released April 29, 2016 in Japan.

Jan 6 2016

Ko Soo cast in MBC drama series “The Flower in Prison”

Actor Ko Soo is cast in upcoming MBC drama series “The Flower in Prison” which has already cast Jin Se-Yun in the lead female role. In addition, supporting cast members include Choi Tae-Joon, Kim Soo-Yeon, Jeon Kwang-Leol, Kim Mi-Sook & Jung Joon-Ho. “The Flower in Prison” is a period drama series set during Joseon Dynasty era and follows Ok-Nyeo (Jin Se-Yun), a woman was born in prison. She goes on to eventually help people in law.

“The Flower in Prison” will first air sometime this April in South Korea (takes over the time slot held by “100 Days Wife“).

Jan 5 2016

Kim Sung-Ryoung cast in SBS drama series “Mrs. Cop 2”

Actress Kim Sung-Ryoung is cast for new lead role in upcoming SBS sequel drama series “Mrs. Cop 2.” Kim Hee-Ae was first offered to reprise her role from the first season of “Mrs. Cop,” but she declined due to needing a break after filming the first series. Kim Sung-Ryoung will play new character Ko Yoon-Jung. Her character returns to South Korea after training with the F.B.I. in the United States. Ko Yoon-Jung then becomes the new squad chief.

Meanwhile, Kim Min-Jong, Son Ho-Jun and Lee Da-Hee have all been offered to play the same characters from “Mrs. Cop” and they are all considering their offers.

“Mrs. Cop 2” first airs March 5, 2016 in South Korea.

Jan 5 2016

Filming for movie “Brother” finishes

Filming for upcoming movie “Brother” (literal and working title) finished December 31, 2015 in Songpa, Seoul, South Korea. Filming took took about 2 and 1/2 months to complete. “Brother” stars Cho Jung-Seok, Park Shin-Hye & Do Kyung-Soo (EXO-K). Movie deals with the relationship between an older brother (Cho Jung-Seok) just released from prison, his younger brother (Do Kyung-Soo) that excels at judo and his judo coach (Park Shin-Hye). Movie is directed by Kwon Soo-Kyung (“Barefoot Kibong“) and screenplay by¬†Yoo Young-A (“Miracle in Cell No.7“).

“Brother” will be released sometime this year in South Korea.