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.
The Daejong Film Awards (or Grand Bell Awards) has found itself in a spot of controversy leading up to its upcoming ceremony in November, having announced a recent change in its rules. Per the change, awards will not be given to winners who do not attend the ceremony — they will instead be given to... More »
This is unexpected, but Lee Jun-ki is heading to Hollywood in the sixth and last installment of the sci-fi action-horror franchise Resident Evil, titled Resident Evil: The Final Chapter. Details of his role have not been released, but he did travel recently to South Africa for filming after he wrapped on his MBC vampire-romance drama... More »
Go Kyung-pyo, Song Sae-byuk The main cast is complete for the new revenge thriller Seven Years’ Night, featuring a murderous clash between two fathers, played by Jang Dong-gun (Crying Man) and Ryu Seung-ryong (Guest). The movie is the highly anticipated adaptation of the bestselling novel by Jung Yoo-jung, and the latest project from director Chu... More »
Wait, wait, I get to see Yoo Yeon-seok (Warm and Cozy) and Lee Seon-kyun (A Hard Day) on my screen at the same time? But where will I look? When Lee Seon-kyun was first announced for the manhwa adaptation King’s Case Files, about a king and his sidekick solving crimes together, I was picturing a... More »
Interesting. The Tooth and the Nail is the movie that was once courting Han Seok-kyu to headline, but stalled somewhere along the way in development. It’s back now with a brand new cast, led by Go Soo (Tailors), who plays a man in search of a killer after the death of his fiancée.... More »
I guess this means that Lee Jong-seok passed on the new crime movie One Line, because now Im Shi-wan (Misaeng) is fielding offers to headline the project. Well I can certainly see what image they’re going for in casting the lead. Im is coming off of shoots from his period film Thoughts of Oppa, which... More »
It’s finally (almost) here! Yoo Seung-ho’s army comeback project Joseon Magician is gearing up for a winter release and has released its first posters. It’s just a glimpse, but I’d say it was worth the wait to see Yoo Seung-ho back in all his ethereal fusion sageuk glory. I thought it’d be hard to top... More »
Yesterday we had the opening red carpet for the Busan International Film Festival, one of the biggest (the biggest?) events of the year for the film industry. On the second night of the ten-day festival, the 24th Buil Film Awards were held at the Haeundae Grand Hotel. This is an event that was first kicked... More »
Is it red carpet season already? The various year-end awards ceremonies for films and dramas will start rolling in this month and go through the end of the year, but the red carpet festivities kick off with the Busan International Film Festival, now in its 20th year. The festival runs from October 1 through October... More »
Okay, I have to get my hands on this manhwa — it sounds so cute. Lee Seon-kyun (A Hard Day, Miss Korea) is one busy, busy man, because he’s already lined up his next project after his crime noir Precious Woman with Kim Hye-soo. He’s set to headline a film adaptation of the manhwa King’s... More »