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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Choi Woo-shik, Ahn Seo-hyun up for Bong Joon-ho’s monster movie Okja
by | March 16, 2016 | 35 Comments
Well this seems like a good reason to pass on the Entourage remake. Choi Woo-shik (Ho-gu’s Love) is in talks to join director Bong Joon-ho’s next international co-production, a monster movie called Okja about a country girl who befriends a strange creature. It sounds like A Werewolf Boy, but knowing Bong Joon-ho (Snowpiercer, Mother, The... More »


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Ryu Joon-yeol, Yoo Hae-jin to join Song Kang-ho’s period film Taxi Driver
by | March 8, 2016 | 31 Comments
I’m so happy that Ryu Joon-yeol (Answer Me 1988) is racking up the movie roles, and this one’s sure to be heartbreaking, not to mention a huge step up career-wise for him, to be acting alongside film veterans Song Kang-ho (Sado) and Yoo Hae-jin (Veteran). Song Kang-ho is the only one confirmed for the project... More »


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Lee Dong-hwi joins Hyun Bin thriller Alliance
by | March 2, 2016 | 14 Comments
The big screen is the place to be for Answer Me 1988 alums — they’re all very smartly filling up their coming year with multiple movie projects one after the other while they’re still the shiniest new stars around. Lee Dong-hwi (who played Dong-ryong in Answer Me) is joining the big action blockbuster Alliance, in... More »


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Lee Joo-seung faces off against Oh Ji-ho in Showdown
by | February 25, 2016 | 12 Comments
Lee Joo-seung, Oh Ji-ho I like the cast and the premise of Showdown sounds punchy and fun — sort of what would happen if Fight Club and Street Fighter got together in Korea and had a love child. In the film, gamers turn online battles into real ones and go head-to-head offline. Remember that time... More »


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Kang Haneul depicts life of occupation-era poet in Dongju
by | February 11, 2016 | 37 Comments
This movie will surely make me cry, but it looks like a must-watch. Kang Haneul (Youths Over Flowers in Iceland, Misaeng) has a new project that’ll hit theaters next week: It’s the latest from acclaimed director Lee Jun-ik (Sado, King and the Clown) called Dongju: The Portrait of a Poet, based on the story of... More »


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Posters for Ji-soo, Ryu Joon-yeol’s youth movie Glory Day
by | February 5, 2016 | 75 Comments
GIMME. I’ve been excited about Glory Day (also called One Way Trip) since it was cast last spring, and that was when Ji-soo was the big breakout after Angry Mom. Now that Answer Me 1988 and Ryu Joon-yeol have happened, I’m pretty much climbing the walls to get my hands on this movie, about four... More »


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Kim Rae-won, Han Seok-kyu team up for undercover thriller The Prison
by | January 28, 2016 | 18 Comments
Well whatever this movie is, it’s sure to be well-acted. Kim Rae-won (Punch) will be returning to the big screen this year, in a role as a detective who goes undercover as a criminal. But he’s got such a good-guy face! He’ll be starring opposite veteran Han Seok-kyu (Secret Door) in the new film The... More »


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Oh Ji-ho, Yoon Jin-seo team up for quiet melo film Coffee Mate
by | January 25, 2016 | 13 Comments
Despite the title bringing to mind images of heaps of powdered non-dairy creamer, I found the movie Coffee Mate piquing my interest, and not just because of its casting of Oh Ji-ho (Ghost-Seeing Detective Cheo-yong) and Yoon Jin-seo (Girl Who Sees Smells) as the two leads. It’s the film’s plot description that captures my interest—or... More »


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Ryu Joon-yeol, Kim Ah-joong join Jo In-sung’s movie The King
by | January 21, 2016 | 72 Comments
It hasn’t even been a week and already I MISS YOUR FACE. Thankfully I’m not the only one suffering from a severe lack of Ryu Joon-yeol in my life, because the offers have been pouring in left and right (as they have for all the breakout stars of Answer Me 1988), and yay for us,... More »


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Action blockbuster movie Pirates to get a sequel
by | January 15, 2016 | 26 Comments
Producers have announced plans to make a sequel to historical action movie The Pirates, and I suppose that if ever a movie were primed to be turned into a franchise, this would be it. It’s got the simple premise, appealing cast, big-budget effects, and flashy action sequences that make for crowd-pleasing entertainment, with the first... More »
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