Posts Tagged ‘Han Seok-kyu’

Drama Casting & News
Kim Min-jong joins Secret Door as cold-blooded killer
by | July 9, 2014 | 23 Comments
Oppa as a stone-cold killer? No one will believe it! SBS’s upcoming mystery sageuk Secret Door about the life and death of Crown Prince Sado continues to cast exceptionally, with Han Seok-kyu (Tree With Deep Roots) leading the ensemble as King Yeongjo of Joseon, Park Eun-bin (Operation Proposal) considering the role of Princess Hyegyeong, and... More »


Drama Casting & News
Park Eun-bin up to challenge Han Seok-kyu as Princess Hyegyeong
by | July 8, 2014 | 20 Comments
Ooh, the casting is shaping up to be quite promising for SBS’s upcoming sageuk thriller Secret Door, which recently confirmed that Han Seok-kyu (Tree With Deep Roots) would be taking the lead role as King Yeongjo. I’m still waiting on pins and needles to know if Lee Je-hoon will ultimately take the role of Yeongjo’s... More »


Drama Casting & News
Han Seok-kyu, Lee Je-hoon up for reunion in sageuk drama Secret Door
by | June 18, 2014 | 43 Comments
Way to bundle up good news in a threefer: SBS is planning a new sageuk drama about the Crown Prince Sado (juicy historical intrigue), starring Han Seok-kyu (Tree With Deep Roots) to play King Yeongjo, and courting Lee Je-hoon (Fortune Tellers) to play Sado in his army comeback. Yesssssss. The drama is titled Secret Door... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Han Seok-kyu takes on The Tooth and the Nail
by | June 13, 2014 | 8 Comments
Veteran Hallyu star Han Seok-kyu (Paparotti) is taking on the upcoming movie The Tooth and the Nail, based on the 1955 Bill Ballinger suspense novel of the same name. The now hard-to-find tome was considered a masterfully crafted example of the mystery genre in its time, and was unique in that it alternated chapters in... More »


Chungmuro/Film Reviews
Movie Review: Christmas in August
by | May 5, 2014 | 28 Comments
Melodrama is one of the most prevalent genres in modern Korean fiction, and one of the preferred tropes used to heighten emotion or stakes within it is that of terminal illness, having been employed in countless Korean films and serials throughout the decades. Sometime in the 2000s, the use of terminal illness as a melodramatic... More »


Chungmuro/Film Reviews
Movie Review: The Berlin File
by | February 16, 2014 | 24 Comments
Sweeping both the domestic box office as well as last year’s biggest awards ceremonies, espionage thriller The Berlin File edged out fellow spy film Covertly, Grandly to take its place as the fifth highest grossing film of 2013 behind films like The Face Reader and Miracle In Cell No. 7, which have been on my... More »


Drama Casting & News
MBC greenlights Dae Jang Geum 2, puts brakes on Unprecedented
by | January 7, 2014 | 31 Comments
MBC is really, really not giving up on this Dae Jang Geum 2 idea, and is in the thick of plans (again) to bring it about (again). But at least things are shaping up more plausibly this time, because Dae Jang Geum 2 has gotten on the broadcast schedule for this fall, according to a... More »


Drama Casting & News
Cha Seung-won considers drama return in Unprecedented
by | December 27, 2013 | 46 Comments
More Cha Seung-won in dramaland is always a good thing, but it’s particularly worth noting when the parties involved are as high-profile and hit-making as the ones for Unprecedented, a political sageuk from the Tree With Deep Roots writers and Queen Seon-deok director. Cha is not confirmed, just considering, but I’d love to see him... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Yoo Yeon-seok cast in another movie (no really)
by | December 14, 2013 | 111 Comments
Well, when you’re hot, you’re hot. Remember this movie? Yeah, Yoo Yeon-seok is in it too. Tags: Go Soo, Han Seok-kyu, Park Shin-hye, Yoo Yeon-seok... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Go Soo and Park Shin-hye courted for historical film
by | October 23, 2013 | 117 Comments
There’s a new sageuk in the works that’s gaining some attention even in its early stages of pre-production for a number of reasons: it’s the latest film being produced by Bidangil, or Silk Road Pictures, of A Werewolf Boy and The Chaser (the terrifying Ha Jung-woo movie, not the drama), and it’s courting Go Soo... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Lee Je-hoon and Han Seok-kyu in Paparotti
by | February 12, 2013 | 64 Comments
This movie looks hilarious and really really cute. Another of Lee Je-hoon’s shot-pre-army movies is due out, and thankfully this time it’s lighter fare. It’s his heartwarming comedy with Han Seok-kyu called Paparotti (named for his country bumpkin character’s mispronunciation of Pavarotti), where he plays a gangster who dreams of becoming a classical singer. Because... More »