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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Hyun Bin and Yoo Hae-jin unite in buddy action picture Alliance
by | December 1, 2016 | 36 Comments
Anticipation is high for upcoming action flick Alliance starring dramaland favorite Hyun Bin (Hyde, Jekyll, Me) and Chungmuro’s comedic ace Yoo Hae-jin (Luck-Key). With these two carrying the movie, it seems there’ll be sufficient cause for swooning and/or laughter amidst heart-stopping action, if all goes well. Kim Sung-hoon (My Little Hero) directs and Yoon Jae-kyun... More »


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Sohn Ye-jin considers remake of melo fantasy Be With You
by | December 1, 2016 | 24 Comments
More than ten years ago, my absolute favorite Japanese actress Yuko Takeuchi became a household name when she won the hearts of thousands through the family melo film Be With You (Japanese title: Ima, Ai ni Yukimasu). Plans for a Korean remake have been announced, and the offer to play Takeuchi’s character has been given... More »


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2016 Blue Dragon Awards
by | November 25, 2016 | 75 Comments
The 37th Blue Dragon Awards opened with a star-studded red carpet and awarded the biggest films of the past year, which included The Wailing, The Handmaiden, Dongju: The Portrait of Poet, and Train to Busan. The big winner among them was Inside Men, the timely political thriller about uncovering the shady relationship between a chaebol... More »


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Lee Byung-heon, Kang Dong-won face off for Kim Woo-bin’s loyalty in Master
by | November 24, 2016 | 16 Comments
Buzz surrounding the upcoming action thriller Master is building up, especially since its recent promo poster and trailer release. The semi-caper movie has a star-studded cast list: Lee Byung-heon (The Magnificent Seven), Kang Dong-won (Vanishing Time: A Boy Who Returned), and Kim Woo-bin (Uncontrollably Fond) feature as the film’s main leads, with Eom Ji-won (Thrice... More »


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A mother’s worst nightmare comes true in upcoming thriller Missing
by | November 24, 2016 | 43 Comments
If you ever wanted to see Gong Hyo-jin (Jealousy Incarnate) not play a plucky, Candy-like heroine for once, then upcoming thriller Missing may be just the movie for you. And if you want to support two accomplished actresses and a female director doing what they do best in male-dominated Chungmuro, this is also the movie... More »


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Bong Joon-ho heads Snowpiercer’s American TV adaptation
by | November 23, 2016 | 12 Comments
It was recently announced that critically acclaimed dystopian film Snowpiercer may be adapted into an American cable show on TNT. The one-hour pilot episode is in production now, and if it is well-received, the series may receive a full season order. Bong Joon-ho (Sea Fog) and Park Chan-wook (The Handmaiden), who were the original director-producer... More »


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Song Kang-ho joins the illegal drug trade for period film Drug King
by | November 22, 2016 | 7 Comments
Chungmuro favorite Song Kang-ho (Age of Shadows) has signed on to lead a new period crime film called Drug King. This isn’t too far of a stretch from his usual roles, seeing as four out of his five last movies have been historical films as well. His upcoming Taxi Driver and past hit movie Attorney... More »


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Kim Yoon-seok and Byun Yo-han headline time-slip movie Will You Be There
by | November 21, 2016 | 23 Comments
If you could go back in time, what would you change? This is the central question of the upcoming fantasy time-slip movie Will You Be There, directed by Hong Ji-young (The Night Before the Wedding, Kitchen) and based on the bestselling French novel of the same name written by Guillaume Musso. Will You Be There... More »


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Rising film stars Ryu Joon-yeol and Kim Tae-ri up for Little Forest
by | November 19, 2016 | 113 Comments
Well-loved actor Ryu Joon-yeol (Lucky Romance) may be matching talents with this year’s Chungmuro breakout actress Kim Tae-ri (The Handmaiden) in a manga adaptation film called Little Forest. She has confirmed, while he is still reviewing the offer. Award-winning director Im Soon-rye, who has created hit movies like Informant and Waikiki Brothers, is taking the... More »


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Lee Jong-seok considers using mile-long legs to kick soccer balls in Dream
by | November 18, 2016 | 55 Comments
Lee Jong-seok (W–Two Worlds) may return to the big screen in sports film Dream, but nothing has been confirmed. Dream is the new project headed by director Lee Byung-heon (not the actor). He was the one who made the coming-of-age comedy movie Twenty, which starred Lee Jong-seok’s best buddy, Kim Woo-bin. I’m noticing a trend... More »