Photos from new Micky Yoochun drama revealed

Jul 09 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

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Singer Micky Yoochun is readying to make his official acting debut as an old-time scholar, as revealed in the behind-the-scenes photos from the set of upcoming TV series "Sungkyunkwan Scandal." The show's promoter YTREE MEDIA said in a press release on Friday that producers have unveiled a teaser pic of Micky Yoochun, wearing traditional Korean clo...

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Park Yong-ha memorial service to be held in Japan next wknd

Jul 09 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

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A memorial service for the late Hallyu star Park Yong-ha, who took his own life last Wednesday, will be held in Japan next weekend. According to a press release by Park's former publicist YTREE MEDIA, a commemoration service for Park will be held at Tokyo International Forum on July 18, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., with fans and close friends in attenda...

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SS501 Kim Hyun-joong to play lead role in new TV series

Jul 09 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

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Korean singer and actor Kim Hyun-joong has been tapped to star in a TV series based on popular Japanese comic "Itazura na Kiss.""He hasn't officially signed a contract yet but he has provisionally agreed to appear in the drama," a high-ranking official at Kim's agency KEYEAST said on Friday.Kim will play the role of 'Mr. Perfect' Baek Seung-jo -- t...

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"Bread" maintains No. 1 spot for 5th week straight

Jun 09 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

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KBS drama "Bread, Love and Dreams" continued to cook up high ratings, remaining the No. 1 Wednesday and Thursday night TV show for the fifth consecutive week.Figures from TNmS (Total National Multimedia Statistics) on Friday revealed that "Bread," into its tenth episode, recorded viewership ratings of 38.1 percent on June 7 and 34.5 percent last ni...

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Won Bin speaks with action in new film "The Man From Nowhere"

Jul 06 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

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The saying 'actions speak louder than words' could work as a tagline for Korean actor Won Bin, who used frequent and fancy action movements to deliver the emotions of his title character Tae-shik in the film "The Man From Nowhere." At the film's press conference held Thursday morning at Seoul's Apkujung CGV multiplex, several promotional videos as ...

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Director and cast of film "The Man From Nowhere"

Jul 08 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

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Actors Won Bin, Kim Sae-ron and director Lee Jeong-bum pose for cameras during a press conference for film "The Man From Nowhere" held at Apkujung CGV multiplex in Seoul, South Korea on July 8, 2010

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Moon Geun-young turns stripper in play "Closer"

Jul 06 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

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Actress Moon Geun-young has been cast in the Korean version of play "Closer," taking to the theatrical stage for the first time since making her acting debut 11 years ago.The play's producer Aga Company said Wednesday that Moon will play the role of strip dancer Alice in the famed production by English playwright Patrick Marber."She had expressed s...

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"Eclipse" opens at No. 1 on Korean box office

Jul 08 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

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Vampire epic "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" opened atop Korea's box office on Wednesday with more moviegoers than its two predecessors based on author Stephanie Meyer's best-selling novel.Figures released by the film's Korean distributor Pan Cinema on Thursday revealed that the threequel sold a total 166,202 tickets at 473 theaters throughout the co...

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Jung Il-woo warns fans of Twitter impersonator

Jul 08 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

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Korean actor Jung Il-woo is the latest celebrity victim to have his online identity stolen by a Twitter impersonator, according to his agency N.O.A Entertainment on Thursday. N.O.A said in a press release that they have discovered that Jung had a Twitter account opened up by an impersonator, similar to incidents recently reported by actors Lee Min-..

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Drama "Goong" to air in Japan for 2nd time

Jul 07 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

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Hit MBC TV series "Goong" from 2006, which aired the same year in Japan, will be shown in the country again this month, according to the drama's producer Group 8 on Wednesday.Park Rae-hyun, in charge of the PR & Promotions team at Group 8, told 10Asia over the phone that Fuji TV will broadcast "Goong" throughout the country everyday through its

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Yoon Son-ha to make small screen combeback in "Domangja s1"

Jul 07 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

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Korean actress Yoon Son-ha will be making a comeback to the small screen through upcoming TV series "Domangja s1," her first acting work in Korea in three years. According to a press release by the show's producer on Wednesday, the actress has been cast for the role of Hwang Mi-jin, who is given orders to kill character Jin-yi, to be played by Lee ...

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Musical "Goong" to show overseas starting Jan next year

Jul 07 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

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The musical adaptation of hit TV series "Goong" will show overseas next year, according to the musical's producer Group 8 on Wednesday. Park Rae-hyun, a PR official from Group 8 told 10Asia over the phone that producers will take the show to countries outside of Asia, starting with Japan, in January 2010.He added that the company has yet to decide ...

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Korean box office sets all-time high during first half of 2010

Jul 07 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

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The Korean box office set a new record during the first half of 2010 with ticket sales hitting an all-time high, according to data by the Korean Film Council (KOFIC). KOFIC's official report on the local film industry, released Tuesday, stated that Korean moviegoers paid out approximately 547 billion won for theater tickets during the first six mon...

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Kim Hyun-joong in talks to star in new TV series

Jul 07 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

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Korean singer and actor Kim Hyun-joong of idol group SS501 is rumored to star in an upcoming TV series based on popular Japanese comics "Itazurana Kiss."According to various media reports, the singer is currently talking with the show's producers to play the male lead, who is smart, athletic and perfect in every way but has a cold personality.

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Shindong proposes to girlfriend on TV show

Jun 07 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

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Super Junior member Shindong has confessed that he wants to marry his girlfriend Jung Nari, even making a marriage proposal on national television.The singer made the remark during a guest appearance on SBS variety show "Steel Heart," which aired Tuesday evening and featured several other members of idol group Super Junior. "I want to marry my girl...

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"Dong Yi" is stiff competition on Mon-Tues nights

Jun 07 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

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MBC TV drama "Dong Yi - Jewel in the Crown" continues to be stiff competition for the primetime lineup on Monday and Tuesday nights, remaining the No. 1 show in the country for the 13th consecutive week. Figures from TNmS (Total National Multimedia Statistics) on Wednesday indicated that "Dong Yi," into its 32nd episode, brought in viewership ratin...

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Lee Wan to enter military next week

Jul 06 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

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Korean actor Lee Wan will be joining the army next week to fulfill Korea's two-year mandatory military service, according his agency Logos Film on Tuesday.Logos announced that the actor will serve in the Korean military for 20 months starting with a five weeks of basic training at Nonsan camp on July 12."It seems sudden that I have to enter the

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INTERVIEW Child actor Yeo Jin-goo

Jul 06 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

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Interview with actor Yeo Jin-gooMy name is Yeo Jin-goo. My name means the nine treasures and when I asked my mom why not ten, she said I should live my life looking for the last one. I was born on August 13, 1997. I will be 14 years old and I am in seventh grade just like my character Gang-mo in SBS TV series "Giant." I have a brother who is five

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TV series "Athena" to air on SBS in November

Jul 06 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

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TV series "Athena," the spin-off from last year's blockbuster drama "IRIS," has been confirmed to go on air on public network SBS in November, according to the show's producer Taewon Entertainment on Tuesday. Taewon announced that the series will be broadcast on Monday and Tuesday evenings on SBS, and released a teaser poster featuring six actors

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Variety show "Haha Mong Show" - Premiere episode

Jul 06 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

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Just who is the current target audience for "Haha Mong Show"? "Haha Mong Show" - First episode (SBS TV, Sunday 10:45 AM) The first main guest [Korean singer Lee Hyori] on the premiere episode of "Haha Mong Show" is caught up in a plagiarism controversy while one of the show's emcees is being suspected of shirking Korea's mandatory military

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Ku Hye-sun's Movie Picks

Jul 06 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

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"I had to pay attention to everything, take responsibility for everything, and I was able to show the pictures, music and story I like all at once, but what was most important was that I wasn't doing it alone. Drawing or writing you may do alone a lot but you need many people to make a movie. Eighty people coming together to produce a single

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Son Ye-jin pulls out from Kang Je-gyu Hollywood debut pic

Jul 05 2010 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

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Actress Son Ye-jin has taken back her decision to play the lead female role in South Korean director Kang Je-gyu's Hollywood debut pic, according to her agency Barunson Entertainment and the film's producer on Monday.Son was set to star in the film opposite top Korean actor Jang Dong-gun in the war film tentatively titled "My Way," but decided to p...

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