Chungmuro/Film News

Casting news, red carpet coverage, film festivals, award shows, promotional teasers and stills, and production updates on Korean cinema.

Chungmuro is a district in Seoul that came to be known as the original center of the South Korean film industry (think: Korean Hollywood). Though many studios moved away from Chungmuro, it is still known as home to artists and film culture.
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Park Bo-gum up for movie role as a clone of an immortality seeker
by | January 6, 2017 | 64 Comments
Actor Park Bo-gum (Moonlight Drawn By Clouds) is considering upcoming big-budget fantasy movie Seo Bok for his next project. The movie is based on the legend of a royal magician, the titular Seo Bok, who was given the task by a Qin emperor to sail the world in search of the elixir of immortality. However,... More »


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Ji Chang-wook is playing no games to clear his name in Fabricated City
by | January 4, 2017 | 43 Comments
If you already miss seeing Ji Chang-wook (The K2) kicking proverbial butts on your screens, then you’re in luck because his upcoming action flick Fabricated City appears to be jampacked with action, drama, and humor, all of which he’s fully capable of delivering. Fabricated City is writer/director Park Kwang-hyun’s first feature film in eleven years... More »


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Hot ajusshi cast of druglords for crime thriller Onward
by | December 28, 2016 | 30 Comments
Jo Jin-woong, Ryu Joon-yeol, Kim Joo-hyuk, Cha Seung-won The aje fatale (aka ajusshi fatale) is in full force for upcoming crime thriller Onward. Early on, Jo Jin-woong (Entourage) was courted to play the main lead as an undercover police officer. Next, Cha Seung-won (Gosanja: Map of the World) was offered the opposing role, of the... More »


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Kang Dong-won, Han Hyo-joo sign on for manhunt thriller Golden Slumber
by | December 23, 2016 | 26 Comments
This’ll be quite the lineup for the new film remake of Golden Slumber, a thriller based on the Isaka Kotaro novel of the same name that follows the harrowing chase of an everyman wrongfully accused of assassinating the prime minister. Kang Dong-won (Master) has signed on to headline, and Han Hyo-joo (Love, Lies) is confirmed... More »


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Han Seok-kyu considers mystery murder film Father’s War
by | December 21, 2016 | 6 Comments
Han Seok-kyu, Ryu Hyun-kyung, Im Seul-ong The star of highly rated medical drama Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim, veteran actor Han Seok-kyu, is in talks to take the lead role in a new movie titled Father’s War. The homicide mystery film has also offered roles to Im Seul-ong (Mrs. Cop 2) and Ryu Hyun-kyung (Master–God of... More »


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An illicit student-teacher affair in Misbehavior
by | December 19, 2016 | 78 Comments
If Kim Haneul’s most recent drama On the Way to the Airport was a subdued and atmospheric depiction of adultery, then her latest film Misbehavior (Korean title: Teacher) appears to be quite the opposite, charged with the heated passion of forbidden desire and torrid jealousy. Misbehavior takes place at an all boys high school where... More »


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A novelist tries to catch a murderer in Life-Risking Romance
by | December 12, 2016 | 23 Comments
Upcoming cross-genre movie Life-Risking Romance mixes romantic-comedy with mystery-thriller, so the familiar love triangle will be accompanied by a hefty dose of whodunit. Ha Ji-won (Chronicle of a Blood Merchant) stars as a bumbling mystery novelist named Han Jae-in, who spent the last five years thinking about writing her next novel with no actual writing... More »


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Blockbuster zombie thriller Train to Busan to get Hollywood remake
by | December 8, 2016 | 138 Comments
The blockbuster movie Train to Busan is getting remade by major global production company, Studio Gaumont. The film premiered last July to great success: It was immensely popular domestically, and remains the highest grossing South Korean film of 2016, with more than 11 million people flocking to see it in theaters. Starring Gong Yoo (The... More »


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Jo In-sung rises from pawn prosecutor to The King in political action-thriller
by | December 7, 2016 | 40 Comments
It has been way too long since I’ve seen Jo In-sung. Even though he made a delightful cameo appearance in Dear My Friends at the beginning of this year, I just can’t get enough of him. Thankfully, his movie The King will be released just next month in January.... More »


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Kim Nam-gil plays ordinary hero in disaster film Pandora
by | December 4, 2016 | 26 Comments
This December, a disaster of untold proportions rocks the Korean Peninsula in new thriller Pandora. Kim Nam-gil (Memoir of a Murderer) and Kim Myung-min (Proof of Innocence) star in director Park Jung-woo’s new disaster film. Taking nearly four years to write, film, and produce, this movie has been lauded as a well-made message against the... More »