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.
Director Jang Jin (Good Morning President) has a new movie coming out with a robust cast, called Quiz King. The teaser was released this week and, in conjunction with the high-concept comedy plot, it sounds like a lot of fun. At the center of the film is a television quiz show that has never had... More »
I’ll admit I haven’t been particularly interested in the horse-racing movie Grand Prix, which stars Kim Tae-hee (IRIS) and Yang Dong-geun (I Am Sam) as jockeys. However, the poster and trailer are out, and I am pleasantly surprised — the film looks better than I’d expected. It even sent a few shivers down my spine... More »
Song Hye-gyo is looking at new acting projects, and may have settled on her next role: a film with respected director Lee Jung-hyang, who hasn’t directed a film since her well-regarded The Way Home eight years ago. According to reports, Song is very close to settling on this project, although for now the casting is... More »
How cute is that? Here’s the first official poster for the movie Cyrano; Dating Agency (argh at their use of the semi-colon), which stars Uhm Tae-woong as the owner of said dating agency who helps the timid Daniel Choi woo Lee Min-jung (and falls for her in the process). It’s also the first time we’ve... More »
Pictured above is the newly released promotional poster for the 2010 Chungmuro International Film Festival (CHIFFS), which features screen stars Yoo Seung-ho (God of Study) and Kim Min-jung (Strike Love). The two actors are the promo representatives for the festival, now in its fourth year, which runs from September 2 through 10. Operating under the... More »
IFC Films picked up North American distribution rights for The Housemaid, which debuted at Cannes in May and has sold over 2.3 million tickets in Korea since its release. The erotic thriller by director Im Sang-soo is a remake of the classic 1960 film, and stars Jeon Do-yeon as the titular housemaid who seduces Lee... More »
Min Hyo-rin has signed on to her next project, a feature film called Sunny that comes from the director of the hit comedy Speed Scandal, Kang Hyung-chul. It’ll be her first movie and his second. She’ll play a former model and member of “7 Princesses,” which is a pop group with semi-rotating membership that is... More »
Kim Yun-jin (Lost) and Park Hae-il (The Host) have been cast in the suspense thriller Duel [대결], which could also be translated Confrontation or Showdown. The plot revolves around “a mother who must save her daughter, and a son who must protect his mother.” Kim’s character is blessed with a happy life, “but in the... More »
Sohn Ye-jin has dropped out of the blockbuster film project My Way, which had paired her with Jang Dong-gun. Apparently the script has undergone revisions, and her character has been altered. The role has been given a drastic cut in importance, and the changes are significant enough that Sohn has decided to leave the project.... More »