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Popular Korean Film “Joint Security Area” to Hit the Small Screen

By in News posted Oct April 24th, 2014 No comments

Popular Korean film “Joint Security Area” (2000), which starred Song Kang Ho, Lee Byung Hun, and Lee Young Ae, will be produced by KBS as an eight-part drama to be released sometime this September. KBS is currently discussing the purchase of publication rights from Park Sang Yeon, the writer of the original novel, “DMZ,” that the story is based upon.

“Joint Security Area” is a mystery thriller concerning a shooting that takes place in the DMZ. Released in 2000, the film brought over five million to the theaters, and the film was also produced as a musical in 2013.

Kim Yong Soo, the head of the KBS Drama Special team, said, “Once we finish the single-episode drama specials, there will be a short break, after which we will start the drama special series

Park Ki Woong and Nam Gyu Ri Have an Unconventional Romance in “Mad Sad Bad – Saw You”

By in News posted Oct April 24th, 2014 No comments

The movie “Mad Sad Bad – Saw You” forewarned about its unconventional romance.

Director Han Ji Seung, who received praise for maturing his ability in melodramas to the next step through the drama “Age of Feelings,” is attempting an unconventional melodrama about zombie romance in ‘Mad Sad Bad – Saw You’.

“Mad Sad Bad” is a 3D movie containing three stories from directors Ryu Seung Wan, Han Ji Seung and Kim Tae Yong, and the movie was selected as the opening film at the 15th Jeonju International Film Festival. Among the parts of the film is “Saw You” from director Han Ji Seung, in which it contains a story about a zombie situation where the original curers and humans end up living through the development of a cure while also touching upon the memories and love stories of those involved

EXO’s Luhan to make his acting debut in Chinese film

By in News posted Oct April 23rd, 2014 No comments

EXO"s Luhan will be making his acting debut!

Chinese media reported on April 23 that Luhan will be starring in the Chinese film "Mid-Twenties" (working title) starring Zi Shan Yang and Wilson Chen, and SM Entertainment has also confirmed the news.

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"Mid-Twenties", a remake of the Korean film "Miss Granny", tells the story about an old man in his seventies who suddenly returns to his mid-twenties. Luhan will be playing the grandson of the female lead, and crank-in is set for May 20. 

SM Entertainment stated, "We"re currently adjusting EXO-M"s promotional schedule with Luhan"s filming." EXO-M are currently promoting "Overdose".

Three Korean Movies to Screen at Cannes Film Festival

By in News posted Oct April 23rd, 2014 No comments

Three Korean movies are scheduled to screen at the Cannes International Film Festival in May this year. The three films are “The Target”, “A Girl at My Door” and “Breath”.

Festival organizers have announced that action thriller “The Target”, starring Ryu Seung Ryong (star of “Midnight in Cell No. 7”), will be scheduled for a midnight screening. Traditionally, two or three movies in the action, sci-fi, and horror genres have been selected for midnight screenings at the festival. Although films in these genres are not usually shown at Cannes, a select few are chosen by organizers to screen as part of special late-night sessions.

“The Target”, directed by Chang, is a remake of a 2010 French movie entitled “Point Blank”. The story follows a former mercenary who finds himself accused of a crime he did not commit

Korea’s Favorite Actor Ryu Seung Ryong Poses For A Funny Yet Charismatic Pictorial in “First Look”

By in News posted Oct April 19th, 2014 No comments

Everybody’s favorite actor Ryu Seung Ryong recently posed for a First Look pictorial just before the release of his new movie “The Target.”

Through this pictorial, the actor showed various comical as well as his well-known charismatic expressions.

Netizens and fans who saw the pictures commented, “This is so Ryu Seung Ryong. Dirty but sexy,” “How can we not love him,” “His pictorial pictures are always so funny.”

Ryu Seung Ryong began his acting career in early 2000s but rose to fame after his starring role in the blockbuster movie “All About My Wife” in being the “dirty-sexy neighbor” and in “War of the Arrows.” He subsequently became more loved through his role in “Masquerade” and in early 2013, “Miracle in Cell No

‘Dohee-ya’ Starring Bae Doo Na Invited to Cannes Film Festival

By in News posted Oct April 18th, 2014 No comments

An upcoming film Dohee-ya starring Bae Doo Na, Kim Sae Ron and Song Sae Byeok has been invited to The 67th Cannes Film Festival.

The film has been invited for ‘Un Certain Regard’ section, getting recognition for its uniqueness and originality with qualities in vision and style among the other international films.

Director Hong Sang Soo’s Hahaha (2010) and director Kim Ki Duk’s Arirang (2011) have previously won the ‘Un Certain Regard’ section.

The only debut films that have been invited to the section from Korea are director Yoon Jong Bin’s The Unforgiven (2005) and director Jung Ju Ri’s Dohee-ya.

Director Jung Ju Ri said, “I can’t believe that my first full length film will be shown at Cannes Film Festival

Shin Ji Hoon lends her voice for theme song ‘Happy Ending’ for upcoming animated film ‘Beyond Beyond’

By in News posted Oct April 18th, 2014 No comments
"K-Pop Star 2"s Shin Ji Hoon lent her angelic voice for the song "Happy Ending" for the upcoming animated film "Beyond Beyond"!

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"Happy Ending" is the theme song for the movie and gives a message of hope with its beautiful melody and lyrics that are express through Shin Ji Hoon"s pure and refined voice.

A Cube DC rep stated, ""Beyond Beyond" is an animated film that is good for your whole family to enjoy at the theater. We thought that Shin Ji Hoon"s version of "Happy Ending" would fit well with the animation and video."

"Beyond Beyond" portrays the story of a little rabbit"s adventure to rescue his mom and the lessons about life he learns along the way

EXO ‘Overdoses’ Fans With Its Charms at Comeback Show

By in News posted Oct April 16th, 2014 No comments

EXO made its comeback this year with upgraded performance.

EXO held a showcase titled EXO Comeback Show on April 15 in Jamsil Arena, presenting its new title song Overdose along with its music video.

Opening the stage by performing Wolf and History, the EXO members took turns introducing themselves and greeting the fans before the group performed its hit Growl.

During talk time, EXO was asked about the process of preparing the new album and Baek Hyun answered, “We practiced a lot in order to show new sides of us. There is this one part where D.O has to lie down and the other members have to go on top of him to make a formation. I remember struggling to get the formation right.”

Chan Yeol added, “When we filmed the music video, it was shot in a one-take technique

Pianist Yiruma Receives Standing Ovation During Sold-Out Concert in Singapore

By in News posted Oct April 15th, 2014 No comments

Yiruma, the internationally-renowned pianist-composer from South Korea was in Singapore to perform publicly for the very first time at The Star Performing Arts Center on April 5. All 5,000 tickets were completely sold out. I was so lucky to be able to watch him perform his beautiful melodies; it was even more meaningful because that day was my birthday!

The soft-spoken pianist has a great sense of humor, surprisingly. After opening the concert with “May Be“, Yiruma stood up to greet the 5,000 strong audience.

“Hi Singapore, hi everyone. Wow! This is really wonderful, it’s very scary. It’s scary, but it’s very exciting to be here in Singapore. Are there any Koreans here? Annyeonghaseyo! I’m composer and pianist Yiruma, it’s so nice to meet you. Thank You!”

“Xie xie (Thank you, in Mandarin), I started with the song called ‘May Be

Kim Ji Won Wants to Change Her Evil Image from ‘The Heirs’

By in News posted Oct April 14th, 2014 No comments

Kim Ji Won brought up her evil character from The Heirs.

Kim Ji Won recently attended filming for Arirang TV’s Showbiz Korea.

After making her debut through a cellphone commercial with Big Bang in 2010, Kim Ji Won has been making appearances in numerous projects, including MBC’s sitcom High Kick, movie Scary Story, SBS’s The Heirs and more.

About her drama character, Kim Ji Won said, “When I first read the scenario for The Heirs, I thought she was really evil. But the more I read it, the more I started thinking from Rachel’s situation, so I began to feel sympathy for her.”

When asked who is closer to her ideal type between ‘Kim Tan’ and ‘Choi Young Do,’ Kim Ji Won chose ‘Choi Young Do’ without hesitating

Yeo Jin Goo’s contract for ‘Kwon Bob’ terminated and Kim Soo Hyun also rejects role for the film

By in News posted Oct April 11th, 2014 No comments

Kim Soo Hyun has rejected the role for upcoming movie "Kwon Bob (Martial Arts)" following controversy about the production company"s sudden termination of their contract with Yeo Jin Goo for the role in question.

SEE ALSO: Yeo Jin Goo to star as the lead in Korean-Chinese project film "Martial Arts"

Yeo Jin Goo"s agency rep revealed that the actor"s contract had been suddenly nullified by the movie"s production company: "We were notified of the cancellation of our contract by the movie production company reps... Before he is an actor, Yeo Jin Hoo is a minor and a student. We hope that he doesn"t get hurt by this."

The sudden contract cancellation led to backlash by netizens and it was revealed that the movie production company reps offered the role in question to Kim Soo Hyun, who rejected the casting offer due to the sensitive nature of the situation

“Make Your Move” Starring BoA Records Sales of $6.3 Million

By in News posted Oct April 11th, 2014 No comments

Soon to premiere in the U.S. and Korea, “Make Your Move” has been sold to 54 countries so far.

A representative of CJ E&M‘s Film Business Team revealed, “‘Make Your Move’ has been sold to 54 countries, including France, Germany, Australia, Czech Republic, and various countries in South East Asia and Europe, through the 2011 Berlin Film Market and multiple film festivals. The sales results exceed 6.3 million USD.”

The movie depicts the love story of a dance-loving couple, who fall in love through a series of unexpected events. Starring BoA and Derek Hough, the dreamy romance is co-produced by Robert Cort Productions, CJ E&M and SM Entertainment.

The source continued, “‘As a global project combining the talents of Korea’s representative Hallyu stars and Hollywood production, ‘Make You Move’ was planned as a movie targeted at the overseas market

Lee Jun Ki Cast as Gunslinger in New Drama, “The Joseon Shooter”

By in News posted Oct April 8th, 2014 No comments

Actor Lee Jun Ki has been confirmed for the new KBS historical romance action drama, “The Joseon Shooter.” For his first comeback to the small screen in a year, he will be playing the role of Park Yoon Kang, the last swordsman of the Joseon era who becomes a gunslinger and a hero of the people.

Through his agency, Lee Jun Ki said that what captivated him the most with this drama in particular among the many proposals he received was the role of a shooter, which hasn’t often appeared in Korean dramas, and various charismatic aspects of the story, including the story of how his character Park Yoon Kang couldn’t help but to learn how to shoot.

“The Joseon Shooter” will start filming mid-April, and will air in June on KBS 2TV.

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Choi Jin Sil

By in Actress posted Oct April 7th, 2014 No comments

Name: 최진실 / Choi Jin-shil (Choe/Chae Jin-sil)
Chinese name : 崔眞實
Nickname: Miser
Profession: Actress
Birthdate: 1968-Dec-24
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
Height: 163 cm
Weight: 46 kg
Star sign: Capricorn
Blood type: O
Family: Divorced from baseball player Jo Sung Min. 2 children
Hobby: Swimming, Drawing
Education: Sun-Il Girls’ High School
Family: Brother/singer/actor Choi Jin Young and two children

About Choi Jin Shil

Choi Jin Shil was a popular South Korean actress. She committedsuicide at the age of 39. Since her debut in 1988 till her death in 2008she appeared in various soap operas, movies and commercials, becoming ahousehold name

Yunho Makes an Appearance in BoA’s Hollywood Movie, “Make Your Move 3D”

By in News posted Oct April 3rd, 2014 No comments

It has been revealed TVXQ’s Yunho appeared in “Make Your Move 3D” in support of his good friend BoA and her Hollywood debut.

The official Twitter for “Make Your Move,” starring BoA and Derek Hough revealed a still cut of Yunho, who made a cameo appearance in the movie.

In the photo, Yunho is standing onstage wearing a fedora with his head facing down. The glamorous stage can be seen in the background as he is seen snapping his fingers to the music. His masculine arms also attract attention.

In the movie, Yunho appears as a famous dancer. It has been said he will show off his powerful dance skills onscreen. Many are anticipating to what kind of charms he will display in the film.

Meanwhile, “Make Your Move 3D” tells the story of how Donnie (Derek Hough) and Aya (BoA), who grew up in very different environments, come to understand each other through dance and fall in love

Kim Woo Bin and Yoo Yeon Suk Looking Over Roles in Same Film

By in News posted Oct April 3rd, 2014 No comments

It has been reported that actors Kim Woo Bin and Yoo Yeon Suk are looking over roles in the same film.

A representative from Kim Woo Bin’s agency, Sidus HQ, confirmed on April 3 and said, “It is true Kim Woo Bin received a casting offer for ‘Twenty” and is looking over the role. He is currently focusing on filming ‘The Technicians.’ He has been receiving not only offers to star in Korean films but in Chinese films as well. So far we’ve received about 20 offers, and ‘Twenty’ is one of the scenarios we’ve received. We have yet to make a final decision.”

Yoo Yeon Suk’s agency, King Kong Entertainment, stated, “Yoo Yeon Suk received an offer to star in ‘Twenty.’ However, he recently declined the role.”

“Twenty” is director Lee Byung Hun’s new project, which portrays the love story of three men

Korea’s Top Model Jang Yoon Joo Meets “America’s Next Top Model’s” Tyra Banks

By in News posted Oct April 2nd, 2014 No comments

When two top models from different countries get together, what could they possibly talk about? Of course none other than fashion and the prospective models that are under their supervision. On March 30, Tyra Banks was visited by Korean model Jang Yoon Joo in the “America’s Next Top Model” host’s Korean hotel. As Tyra Banks had been in Korea filming for “America’s Next Top Model Season 21,” it was pleasantly surprising to see the American model interact with the Korean model.

While Tyra Banks was in Korea for the filming of her hit reality show, Jang Yoon Joo visited Tyra for the new season of OnStyle‘s “Challenge Super Model Korea.” As Jang Yoon Joo gave a welcoming gift to Tyra, the two models hit it off well, joking and discussing about their reality show

“Top Star” Starring Uhm Tae Woong Sells Remake Rights to China

By in News posted Oct March 29th, 2014 No comments

Movie “Top Star,” directed by Park Jung Hoon, has sold its remake rights to a Chinese company.

Lotte Entertainment, the distribution and investment representative of the movie, commented on March 28, “The remake rights of Park Jung Hoon director’s ‘Top Star’ were sold to a famous Chinese production company AIM MEDIA at the 38th Hong Kong International Film Festival Film Market.”

Just a month ago, the movie titled “Beijing Love Story” produced by AIM MEDIA hit the movie theaters in China. The film has been a great success, attracting over 11 million viewers so far.

A representative of AIM MEDIA and the producer of “Beijing Love Story” revealed, “We decided to make a remake as the movie’s quality is high and the story is very interesting, and we think that it has a high possibility of succeeding in China

“Miss Granny” Receives Grand Prix Award at Okinawa International Movie Festival

By in News posted Oct March 29th, 2014 No comments

A huge box office hit, “Miss Granny” has continued its success by taking home the Grand Prix Award at the 6th Okinawa International Movie Festival.

CJ Entertainment, the company responsible for the distribution of the movie revealed on March 26, “‘Miss Granny’ received the Grand Prix Award of the Peace category at the 6th Okinawa International Movie Festival held on March 24 in Okinawa, Japan.”

The annual movie festival has a distinct concept titled “Laugh & Peace,” which reflects the event’s goal to bring happiness to the people through film-related activities. Held this year from March 20 to 24, three major awards were handed to films that best represent the three main award categories of the festival; Laugh, Peace, and Golden Shisa.

Director Hwang Dong Hyuk received the award and expressed his gratitude, “Even though ‘Miss Granny’ is a movie with the story of a Korean, I am very surprised and thankful that the Japanese viewers find it relatable and enjoyable

‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ director Joss Whedon apologizes in advance to citizens of Seoul

By in News posted Oct March 28th, 2014 No comments

Joss Whedon, director of the upcoming sequel "Avengers: Age of Ultron," left a thoughtful video message via MediaVOP to the people of Seoul, South Korea as the movie will be filming there for part of the story.

He said he was really grateful and excited that he was filming in Seoul, he also apologized in advance for the inconvenience from the various road closings and disturbances that will surely occur due to the filming and promised he would show the parts of the city that was never before explored in Hollywood movies before.

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Filming will take place from March 30 to April 14 in and around Seoul