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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Jung Jun-ho and Shin Hyun-joon buddy up as comic cop duo
by | January 23, 2010 | 25 Comments
Jung Jun-ho, Shin Hyun-joon Jung Jun-ho, most recently of blockbuster drama IRIS, is keeping up with a busy schedule as he adds two new films to his upcoming agenda, one of which he shoots with his good friend Shin Hyun-joon (Cain and Abel). First is Ice Rain [얼음비], which he will begin shooting next month.... More »

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Eom Ki-joon cast as a psychopath
by | January 20, 2010 | 18 Comments
THIS has me excited! Eom Ki-joon (Hero, The World They Live In) has picked thriller film... More »

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Hit film Jeon Woo Chi gets a manhwa series
by | January 20, 2010 | 9 Comments
Kang Dong-won‘s fantasy-hero film Jeon Woo Chi has had a strong box office performance, and at last count had sold 5.2 million tickets. Riding that success comes a manhwa series bearing the same name, which will be released in book form as well as via an online subscription service. Although it’s not rare for a... More »

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Chun Jung-myung puts up his dukes in Vogue
by | January 18, 2010 | 48 Comments
Oh, it is GOOD to have Chun Jung-myung back from the army! The actor is getting right back to work with a new drama (Cinderella’s Sister with Moon Geun-young and Seo Woo) and now a new fashion spread for Vogue. The concept portrays Chun as a mixed martial arts fighter, and the spread was shot... More »

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Thriller casts Yoo Ji-tae as a psycho killer
by | January 13, 2010 | 15 Comments
Yoo Ji-tae takes on a psychopathic villain for his next role, starring as the kidnapper-killer in the upcoming thriller film Late Night FM, which has cast Su Ae as the female lead. In it, she plays a perfectionist DJ of a nighttime live radio program who receives a call from the kidnapper of her relatives.... More »

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Lee Jung-jae gets sexy for new movie
by | January 8, 2010 | 30 Comments
I only had to read the headline to get excited: Lee Jung-jae Becomes Sexy. (Although, I will argue that he’s been sexy for years, article.) The sexification refers to Lee’s latest role in the highly anticipated remake of The Housemaid. In prior roles he’s shown his masculine, charismatic side (Typhoon, Air City), his bad-boy side... More »

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Kim Myung-min is the Demolished Man
by | January 7, 2010 | 23 Comments
…and that’s not referring to the bodily stress he put himself through while playing an ALS sufferer in his last movie, My Love By My Side. Actor Kim Myung-min‘s next project is a thriller film called The Demolished Man [파괴된 사나이]. (No, it doesn’t have anything to do with the sci-fi story of the same... More »

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Su Ae takes on a serial killer
by | January 7, 2010 | 15 Comments
Actress Su Ae has chosen her next project, and it’s her first thriller, a movie called Late Night FM [심야의 FM]. The news was announced on December 7 by the film’s production, and will feature a story where the nephew/niece of a radio DJ (Su Ae) is kidnapped while she’s in the middle of a... More »

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Jeon Ji-hyun cast in Snow Flower with Zhang Ziyi
by | January 6, 2010 | 32 Comments
It had been speculated that a drama would be Jeon Ji-hyun‘s next project following her attempt to go global in Blood: The Last Vampire, but on December 6, her management company, Sidus HQ, confirmed her next role: the movie adaptation of Lisa See’s bestselling novel Snow Flower and the Secret Fan. It will be directed... More »

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Uhm Tae-woong is Cyrano
by | January 4, 2010 | 25 Comments
Uhm Tae-woong may have had a somewhat flat performance in the historical drama Queen Seon-deok, but he can be positively riveting in contemporary works. Let’s see how he does when he takes on a romantic comedy, as he’s just been cast as the lead in a movie called Cyrano (working title). The movie is based... More »

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Into the Gunfire releases first stills
by | January 2, 2010 | 35 Comments
Nice. Take a look at the stills from the upcoming war film Into the Gunfire, which stars Kwon Sang-woo and TOP (Choi Seung-hyun) as student soldiers in the Korean War. They portray two of 71 young students (hence the film’s original title, 71, back when it starred Kim Bum and Yoo Seung-ho) who took a... More »

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