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Ryu Seung-ryong headlines disaster movie Seoul Station
by | March 6, 2014 | 17 Comments
Casting on a new disaster movie has been announced all at once, so we have the news that Seoul Station will boast a star-packed cast in Ryu Seung-ryong (Miracle in Cell No. 7), Shim Eun-kyung (Miss Granny), Moon Sori (The Spy), and Lee Joon (IRIS 2). Not bad, eh? But before you get too excited,... More »


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It’s official: Actress Kim Soo-hyun cast in Avengers 2
by | March 5, 2014 | 65 Comments
After weeks of speculation, The Walt Disney Company (Korea) has finally confirmed the casting of actress Kim Soo-hyun in Marvel Studios’ superhero blockbuster, Avengers: Age of Ultron. The actress will play a villainess in a supporting role, and will be billed as Claudia Kim in the movie’s credits – a wise decision, as the collective... More »


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Jeon Do-yeon, Kim Yoon-seok up for A Man and a Woman
by | February 23, 2014 | 12 Comments
Silver screen veterans Jeon Do-yeon (The Way Home, Secret Sunshine) and Kim Yoon-seok (Hwa-yi, The Thieves) are in talks to star in the upcoming film A Man and a Woman. Lee Yoon-ki (Come Rain, Come Shine) is set to direct, b.o.m Film Productions will produce, and CJ Entertainment will distribute the movie. A Man And... More »


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Lee Yubi joins Tailor for her big screen debut
by | February 22, 2014 | 39 Comments
Lee Yubi (Gu Family Book, Nice Guy) is set to appear on the big screen for the first time in Tailor, a Joseon-era movie about the artisans responsible for outfitting the royal family. She’ll replace newcomer Yeon Ye-ji, who suddenly stepped down from the role of royal concubine and rival to the queen. Tags: Lee... More »
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Joseon romance thriller Age of Innocence finalizes its cast
by | February 17, 2014 | 32 Comments
The lineup is solid and the story intriguing for Age of Innocence, a new movie project in the works set in the Joseon era that headlines Shin Ha-kyun (All About My Romance, Brain) and Kang Haneul (Heirs, Monstar) in a father-son match-up. The central premise is of a gisaeng who initially sets out to get... More »


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Moon Chae-won eyes rom-com movie next
by | February 13, 2014 | 54 Comments
Moon Chae-won has not done a lot of rom-coms in her career, instead finding success with more dramatic projects, many of which I really enjoyed like the thrilling romance sageuk The Princess’s Man, the heart-pounding action sageuk Bow: The Ultimate Weapon, and romance melodrama Nice Guy. Be that as it may, I’m really happy to... More »


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Ryu Seung-ryong and Lee Hyun-woo courted for suspense thriller
by | February 13, 2014 | 33 Comments
Director Choo Chang-min (Gwanghae, the Man Who Became King) is lining up the casting offers for his next project, and began with hot commodity leading man Ryu Seung-ryong (Gift of Room 7) for a possible Gwanghae reuinion. The new movie, called Seven Years of Night, is a suspense thriller about a killer, and his son... More »


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A 1994 reunion in romance thriller Secret Temptation
by | February 6, 2014 | 20 Comments
Another Answer Me 1994 reunion is upon us with the upcoming film Secret Temptation, which earlier cast Yoo Yeon-seok to romance Im Soo-jung and now has added pint-sized Do-hee to the cast. (The other 1994 reunion pairs Dad with Samcheonpo in Chronicle of a Blood Merchant, which stars Ha Ji-won and Ha Jung-woo.) Tags: Do-hee,... More »


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Yeo Jin-gu in talks to lead fantasy blockbuster
by | February 6, 2014 | 33 Comments
Right, so there was actual news about Yeo Jin-gu, which I was reading before I got distracted by pretty pictures. This one is an update of a big-budget blockbuster that was in planning for years and then stalled due to production delays, titled Fist Fighting, and although it lost Jo In-sung (who was cast a... More »


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Park Ki-woong joins Han Chae-ah in Made In China
by | February 5, 2014 | 36 Comments
Casting finalizations are in for the Kim Ki-duk Film production Made In China, with Han Chae-ah now confirmed (having been previously considering) and Park Ki-woong joining her as leading man. Aw, Shunji and Rie, together again. (Hopefully not at each other’s throats in murderous-conflict-slash-tragic-commiseration this time around.) Tags: Han Chae-ah, Park Ki-woong... More »


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Ha Jung-woo directs new feature co-starring Ha Ji-won
by | February 4, 2014 | 37 Comments
With the number of films Ha Jung-woo has done, he’d be perfect to use as the basis for a Chungmuro-style “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon” game, though as with anything Korean, Three Degrees would probably be more appropriate. Hot on the heels of news announcing potential project Assassination (with Jeon Ji-hyun and Lee Jung-jae), he... More »