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Hyun Bin to take on remake of ’60s classic
by | November 1, 2009 | 39 Comments
Hyun Bin has announced his next role, and like Jeon Do-yeon’s latest, it will be a remake of a 1960s film. This one is the 1966 classic Late Autumn (also called Manchu, 만추), by “genius director” Lee Man-hee. Currently, actress Tang Wei (Lust, Caution) is said to be considering the female lead role. The remake... More »

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Jeon Do-yeon returns with a remake of a classic
by | October 31, 2009 | 10 Comments
One of Korea’s top actresses, “Cannes Queen” Jeon Do-yeon, is returning to film her next project following a yearlong break (during which she’d given birth to her first child). She’ll take on a remake of the highly regarded 1960 film The Housemaid [하녀], which gets updated with a modern take. The original sounds pretty fascinating:... More »

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Character posters for fantasy-action film Jeon Woo Chi
by | October 27, 2009 | 27 Comments
A whole slew of (lovely!) character posters has been released for Kang Dong-won and Im Soo-jung‘s upcoming fantasy-hero film Jeon Woo Chi [전우치]. Directed by Tazza‘s Choi Dong-hoon, the movie has attracted buzz for its solid cast and its blockbuster-level budget of 10 billion won. The cast includes Kim Yoon-seok (The Chaser), Yoo Hae-jin (Public... More »

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First poster revealed for Bisang
by | October 26, 2009 | 23 Comments
Thus far, press for Kim Bum‘s new movie Bisang [비상] — in which he plays a nightclub host — hasn’t really focused on his co-star Bae Soo-bin (Angel’s Temptation), but the actor gets prominent placement in the newly released poster for the film. Both actors play smooth characters, but they harbor opposing views on love:... More »

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Lee Ki-woo up for two movies and army duty
by | October 26, 2009 | 18 Comments
Actor Lee Ki-woo (A Star’s Lover) has two movies coming up for release, but he may not get to see them come out before he’s called to fulfill his military service. He’ll enlist in November to begin his five weeks of training and two years of service. The results of his preliminary physical exam deemed... More »

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Executioners screenplay turned into novel
by | October 24, 2009 | 18 Comments
Korea’s first capital-punishment-themed film Executioners [집행자], which stars Yoon Kye-sang and Jo Jae-hyun as prison guards, has also turned its screenplay (lauded as taut and solidly written) into a novel, which was just released on October 23. The publication precedes the film’s release next month, and to commemorate the occasion, the film’s lead actors appeared... More »

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Into the White Night holds press conference
by | October 21, 2009 | 31 Comments
Sohn Ye-jin, Go Soo With the theatrical release approaching for dark thriller film Into the White Night (aka Baekyahaeng: Walk Into the White Night), the production held a press conference on the morning of October 21 in Seoul. In attendance were the movie’s two lead stars, Sohn Ye-jin (Open City) and Go Soo. For the... More »

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Gu Hye-sun’s film festival trailer
by | October 20, 2009 | 25 Comments
As previously announced, actress Gu Hye-sun took a second stab at directing with a short (1-minute) trailer for the 7th Asiana International Short Film Festival, which was released on October 20. This follows her directorial debut, a short film about euthanasia called The Madonna [aka The Cheerful Caretaker, 유쾌한 도우미]. This AISFF trailer will be... More »

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Kim Bum gets flashy for Bisang
by | October 18, 2009 | 35 Comments
(I’m not sure whether I think Kim Bum‘s cornrows make him look badass or adorably benign in that trying-too-hard sort of way. Actually, I think I do know.) In any case, the young actor has a new film coming out, Bisang [비상, or Flight], which he filmed before his recent drama Dream. Earlier this summer,... More »

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Love Is Blind stills featuring Kang Ji-hwan
by | October 18, 2009 | 38 Comments
First we saw Lee Jia‘s supposed transformation into an ugly duckling, now we see her dapper co-star in the telecinema project Love Is Blind [내눈에 콩깍지], Kang Ji-hwan(mine). It does seem that due to Kang Ji-hwan’s “visual impairment,” the unattractive and unpersonable character played by Lee Jia will be portrayed at least some of the... More »

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Film “Paju” featured in Yoon Sang music video
by | October 13, 2009 | 7 Comments
Everyone’s favorite voice Lee Seon-kyun (Triple) has again teamed up with famous songwriter Yoon Sang for the latter’s latest music video, which takes scenes from the former’s new movie, Paju. The film, which co-stars Seo Woo, happens to be earning good early buzz at the currently running Pusan International Film Festival. The song is Yoon... More »