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.
Fresh-out-of-army Yoo Seung-ho (I Miss You) seems intent on making his comeback solely in films for the time being. Sigh. Dramaland misses you too, yunno! While cameras haven’t even started rolling on his first post-military movie Joseon Magician, Yoo is already entertaining offers for his next project and considering a title role as a 19th-century... More »
As one of a small handful of successful crossover stars, it seems like Bae Doo-na (Jupiter Ascending) is pretty much in a new project every other day. With two more collaborations with the Wachowskis under her belt — the movie Jupiter Ascending and the Netflix TV series Sense8 — this year she has plans to... More »
It’s nice to see Jeon Hye-bin (Joseon Gunman) get a leading movie part after a lot of years putting in supporting roles; it’s just been announced that she’ll be headlining a film called Office Romance, and she’ll play an actress who’s described as having a frank and fresh appeal. The character’s name is Woo Yeon-yi... More »
While You Were Sleeping was to feature the film pairing of Rain (She’s So Lovable) and Su Ae (Thousand Day Promise) playing spouses, but now it looks like we’ll only getting half of that couple (at best): Su Ae has decided against the project, while Rain is still considering. An early report apparently jumped the... More »
This isn’t a pairing my mind would have immediately gravitated toward, but I think I can get behind Shin Mina (Arang and the Magistrate) teaming up with Lee Seon-kyun (A Hard Day) for a quirky romance. I love them both separately, so why not together? She’s not confirmed yet but is reportedly in final negotiations... More »
Add Choi Jin-hyuk (Pride and Prejudice) to the ever-growing list of fictional vampires, as he’s just confirmed taking a role in a movie called Love♡Vampire (yes, the heart is apparently part of the title, though I don’t know how it’s meant to be pronounced). Vampires in dramaland has been a trend in recent years —... More »
Hm, so looks like the sci-fi action blockbuster Fist Fighting is still looking for a leading man, with Song Joong-ki (Nice Guy) emerging as the latest name in contention, and before he’s even been released from army duty. According to a statement made on the 30th by a source with the film’s production, Song is... More »
Well who’s gonna say no to heartwarming bromance? I was interested when the casting for this movie was first announced, but the teasers and stills are giving it a Miracle of Cell No. 7-vibe that makes me look forward to it all the more. Shoot My Heart is a coming-of-age comedy that stars Lee Min-ki... More »
Yoo Yeon-seok (Answer Me 1994, The Informant) is, happily and sadly, lining up another film as his next project — happily because it’s great his career is booming and keeping him fully booked, but sadly because I want my favorite actors to be in dramaland as much as possible. Films are great and all, but... More »
Kim Myung-min (A New Leaf) is back as Joseon’s Great Detective, perhaps better known as Detective K, the Sherlock-Holmesy crime-solver who first appeared in 2011’s historical comedy Detective K: Secret of Virtuous Widow. This year the brilliant-but-bumbling sleuth is returning to the big screen in the sequel Detective K: The Laborer’s Daughter. There are about... More »