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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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 | 114 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 »

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Shin Ha-kyun confirms, D.O. considers murder mystery Room 7 as next project
by | October 26, 2016 | 14 Comments
Just on the heels of the trailer release for his latest film Hyung, EXO’s D.O. (I Remember You) is in the news again for a potential upcoming project. He has received an offer to star in a movie called Room 7. Actor Shin Ha-kyun (Pied Piper) has already confirmed his part as the lead.... More »

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Lee Je-hoon to fight for Korean independence in Lee Jun-ik’s next film
by | October 25, 2016 | 24 Comments
Lee Je-hoon (Phantom Detective, Signal) has been cast in Park Yeol, the twelfth and latest film by acclaimed filmmaker Lee Jun-ik, who has an impressive filmography that includes award-winning Dongju: The Portrait of a Poet, Sado, and The King and the Clown, among other notable works. Lee Je-hoon will take on the titular role of... More »

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Kang Dong-won shows his inner child in Vanishing Time: A Boy Who Returned
by | October 24, 2016 | 41 Comments
Kang Dong-won (A Violent Prosecutor) playing a child trapped in a grown-up’s body? I’m in. The upcoming fantasy melo film Hidden Time (also known as Vanishing Time: A Boy Who Returned) starring Kang Dong-won and child actress Shin Eun-soo is to premiere in Korea this coming November. From the synopsis, it looks like a cross... More »

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Jo Jung-seok and D.O. have headbutt contest for sibling comedy Hyung
by | October 19, 2016 | 54 Comments
Jo Jung-seok (Jealousy Incarnate) is set to display his skeevy side in upcoming movie Hyung, where he plays a small-time con artist incarcerated for the tenth offense on his criminal record. He’s the older bro to EXO’s D.O. (Unforgettable, I Remember You), who was once a star national judo athlete. The movie tells the story... More »