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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Hyun Bin courted to be a conman for revenge film
by | April 11, 2016 | 32 Comments
Hyun Bin (Hyde, Jekyll, Me) is looking at a revenge movie for his next project, and while that does mean he won’t be back to doing dramas for a while, I do like that he’s trying on darker roles in films. He’s considering the lead role in the new movie Conman, in which he’d play... More »

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Im Shi-wan, Sol Kyung-gu pair up for undercover prison movie
by | April 9, 2016 | 8 Comments
Is it just me, or are there a lot of prison movies in the works right now? This new story in particular sounds so similar to this one starring Kim Rae-won and Han Seok-kyu that I had to look it up to make sure it wasn’t the same film with a new cast. This undercover... More »

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Lee Jung-jae courted to play king’s bodyguard in new historical film
by | March 29, 2016 | 9 Comments
Lee Jung-jae AS A BODYGUARD? Is anyone else remembering Sandglass and having a moment right now? I loved Lee Jung-jae in that drama so damn much. Anyway, he’s up to play a very different kind of bodyguard this time, in a sageuk about Prince Gwanghae called Enemy Soldier. So, less romance and more bromance. It’s... More »

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Park Hae-jin up to reprise Yoo Jung role in Cheese in the Trap movie
by | March 27, 2016 | 194 Comments
Is this the Best Idea Ever, or a disaster in the making? I honestly couldn’t tell you. A movie adaptation has been announced for Cheese in the Trap, with an offer out to Park Hae-jin to return in the Yoo Jung role. Does this mean we’re going to get the reboot that could salvage the... More »

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Kim Myung-min, Byun Yo-han consider reunion in movie One Day
by | March 24, 2016 | 19 Comments
Dragons, unite! It’s a little soon for a reunion when their 50-episode drama just ended this week, but I don’t think anyone will be complaining about seeing these two together again. Kim Myung-min and Byun Yo-han, who played Jung Do-jeon and his warrior bodyguard in SBS’s Six Flying Dragons, are up for a possible reunion... More »

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Jo Jin-woong to reunite with Kundo, Nameless Gangster director
by | March 18, 2016 | 34 Comments
I know, I already miss seeing Jo Jin-woong’s face every week in Signal. It’s impossible not to, after his performance in that show. But the good news is that he’s got a whole slew of new movies lined up to premiere this year, tvN’s remake of Entourage on the way (where he’ll play the Ari... More »

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Choi Woo-shik, Ahn Seo-hyun up for Bong Joon-ho’s monster movie Okja
by | March 16, 2016 | 35 Comments
Well this seems like a good reason to pass on the Entourage remake. Choi Woo-shik (Ho-gu’s Love) is in talks to join director Bong Joon-ho’s next international co-production, a monster movie called Okja about a country girl who befriends a strange creature. It sounds like A Werewolf Boy, but knowing Bong Joon-ho (Snowpiercer, Mother, The... More »

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Ryu Joon-yeol, Yoo Hae-jin to join Song Kang-ho’s period film Taxi Driver
by | March 8, 2016 | 31 Comments
I’m so happy that Ryu Joon-yeol (Answer Me 1988) is racking up the movie roles, and this one’s sure to be heartbreaking, not to mention a huge step up career-wise for him, to be acting alongside film veterans Song Kang-ho (Sado) and Yoo Hae-jin (Veteran). Song Kang-ho is the only one confirmed for the project... More »

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Lee Dong-hwi joins Hyun Bin thriller Alliance
by | March 2, 2016 | 14 Comments
The big screen is the place to be for Answer Me 1988 alums — they’re all very smartly filling up their coming year with multiple movie projects one after the other while they’re still the shiniest new stars around. Lee Dong-hwi (who played Dong-ryong in Answer Me) is joining the big action blockbuster Alliance, in... More »

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Lee Joo-seung faces off against Oh Ji-ho in Showdown
by | February 25, 2016 | 13 Comments
Lee Joo-seung, Oh Ji-ho I like the cast and the premise of Showdown sounds punchy and fun — sort of what would happen if Fight Club and Street Fighter got together in Korea and had a love child. In the film, gamers turn online battles into real ones and go head-to-head offline. Remember that time... More »