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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.
It looks like Lee Jong-seok (Pinocchio) might be headed back to the big screen in a long con — he’s considering an offer to headline a new crime movie called One Line, as the leader of a ring that runs an insurance scam. You could probably sell a lot of fake insurance with a pretty... More »
Jang Dong-gun (Crying Man) is in final negotiations to star in the new revenge film Seven Years’ Night, the newest outing from director Chu Chang-min of Gwanghae, the Man Who Became King (or Masquerade). Ryu Seung-ryong (Guest) has already signed on to reunite with the Gwanghae director, which makes this a pretty snazzy two-top cast... More »
I just wish it were a more interesting-sounding movie. Infinite’s L (Kim Myung-soo) is headed to the big screen for the first time, in a starring role in the new movie Mister Shark, about a boy who befriends a shark. Yeah, I know. It makes no sense to me either. Why couldn’t they have gone... More »
I can only think of Jo Jung-seok as Chef right now, but I guess he has to go back to movies once Oh My Ghostess is over. It’s not like he can neglect his film career or Ghostess can keep going on forever, right? Sadface. But this next project sounds like an interesting one: Jo... More »
Kim Nam-gil (Shark) as Seolhyun’s boyfriend? That is such an odd pairing, I don’t even know what to make of it. The idol actress who recently had her first headlining role as a teen vampire in Orange Marmalade was recently cast in the new thriller film Murderer’s Guide to Memory — she’s up for the... More »
This would be a dream pairing of leading men if it happened, though I suppose that’s just a regular day for Ha Jung-woo (Chronicle of a Blood Merchant). Kim Woo-bin (Heirs) is entertaining an offer to star in a new fantasy movie, which is currently courting Ha Jung-woo. It’s an adaptation of a manhwa series... More »
I do love Kang Don-won (Dugeun Dugeun My Life) best in fantasy/sci-fi films (okay, so I love him any which way he comes) — he just has that weird ethereal beauty that makes it so easy to believe he’s a magical creature with superhuman powers. He’s currently in talks to star in a new fantasy... More »
When I first heard this news, I assumed that Korean war movie MacArthur would be a Hollywood production, but it’s a new domestic film from Taewon Entertainment (the production house behind the IRIS franchise), that managed to cast Liam Neeson (Taken) in the titular role as General Douglas MacArthur. The production is now courting Lee... More »
Shim Eun-kyung (Cantabile Tomorrow) had been mentioned previously as a possibility for headlining the movie Compatibility, and now she’s confirmed signing on and has also scored a co-star in Lee Seung-gi (You’re All Surrounded). This should make for a fun sageuk romance pairing, coming from the makers of the entertaining box-office hit Face Reader. The... More »
Lee Jung-jae (Big Match) and Jung Woo-sung (Madam Bbaeng-deok) in one movie? Is it called Hot vs. Hot? The real-life friends are being courted to reunite on the big screen for the first time in 16 years, since 1999’s City of the Rising Sun, when they were both 26-year-old rising stars. It would obviously be... More »