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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.
Hit writer-director Ryu Seung-wan (Veteran, Berlin) is re-teaming with Hwang Jung-min (Himalaya, Veteran) for his next project, an occupation-era film about an attempted prison break from a forced labor camp on Hashima Island. With these two involved, it’s pretty much a guaranteed box office success. The movie, called Battleship Island, has also cast twice the... More »
Choi Woo-shik (Ho-gu’s Love) and Lee Won-geun (Sassy Go Go) have both had big years, they’re both baby-faced up-and-comers to keep an eye out for, and now we may be seeing them acting in the same movie, titled Your Name Is Jang-mi. The movie is a romance drama about a sad love, intertwining a past... More »
This movie sounds cool, and if Byun Yo-han (Six Flying Dragons) signs on, I’m there. The in-demand actor is currently in talks to star in Will You Be There, the Korean film remake of the eponymous French novel by Guillaume Musso, about a 60-year-old man who travels back in time and confronts his 30-year-old self... More »
It almost seems a little quaint now to do a movie about Facebook, but the new romantic comedy Like Me (also listed as Like for Likes) is about six people’s lives all connected through social media, and how in this day and age, romance takes on a whole new dimension online. The movie is more... More »
It’s interesting that the big fantasy blockbuster With the Gods is having to go through so many casting rounds, because I’d be first in line to play a minion to Ha Jung-woo’s grim reaper. How fun would that be? Sadly Kim Woo-bin declined and so did Park Bo-young (double saaaaaaad), but now Joo Ji-hoon (Mask)... More »
Geez, it’s like a flower boy for every generation. All we need is a teenager and some halbaes and we’ve got a whole set. Apparently the new crime action thriller Master wasn’t satisfied with just Lee Byung-heon (Inside Men) and Kang Dong-won (Black Priests) headlining, because now Kim Woo-bin (Twenty) has signed on to join... More »
Ah, finally an update on that movie Real, which first courted Kim Soo-hyun to play a man with multiple personalities (he has confirmed) and now adds Lee Sung-min (Hwajung) to join him. The only description earlier reports had given us was the detail about multiple personalities, but now we have more information about its plot... More »
It hasn’t been long since she wrapped filming on her last drama series, but Kim Tae-hee is looking at a film project for her next role, with reports that she’s been offered the lead in a sageuk movie called The Throne: A Noble Man’s Path (a working title). According to a source with her management... More »
Kim Nam-gil (The Shameless, Shark) sure is lining up the projects lately; it’s hard to keep track of all of his upcoming movies, but it’s nice to know that there’ll always be another one around the bend. He’s currently considering an offer to headline the newest film from director Lee Yoon-ki, of the thoughtful arthouse... More »
It’s kind of funny how on paper, this movie sounded like Before Sunrise when Yoo Yeon-seok (Warm and Cozy) and Moon Chae-won (Good Doctor) were cast: A man and a woman meet by chance on the KTX train from Seoul to Busan and a romance unfolds over the course of a day. But it turns... More »