Ryu Seung-beom, Kim Ah-joong Cast in New Film ’29 Years’

Actors Ryu Seung-beom and Kim Ah-joong have been cast in the new film “29 Years,” based on a comic book by Kang Pul.

Production company Cheongeoram said Ryu will take on the role of a macho scamp with a good heart while Kim will take on the role of a cool-headed shooting athlete.

The title of the film, which will cover the course of 26 years starting from 1980, has been changed to “29 Years” as the release date of the film has been tentatively set for early next year.

Byun Hee-bong will take on the role of “that person,” the man responsible for an incident that took place 29 years ago, and Joo Min-mo will take on the role of chairman Kim Kap-seh, who will convict “that person.”

Other actors who have been cast in the film include Jin Ku, Hang Sang-jin, Ki Joo-bong and Cheon Ho-jin.

Film director Lee Hae-young, who wrote and produced “Like A Virgin” wrote the script for “29 Years.” The film shoot will begin next month.



Sequel of cult film Attack the Gas Station

Sequel of cult film Attack the Gas Station

A sequel of the 1999 comedy Attack the Gas Station (Jooyooso Seubgyeoksageon) is planned to enter cinemas in its tenth anniversary year. Like the original, the sequel will also be in the hands of director KIM Sang-jin. It was announced that the scenario is halfway finished. Actors have not been cast yet.

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Kim Ki-Duk’s 비몽 (Dream) Opens This October

So, other than producing films—the fascinating 아름답다 (Beautiful) and the upcoming actioner 영화는 영화다 (Rough Cut)—sometimes Kim Ki-Duk even makes them.

Kim’s last effort 숨 (Breath) barely registered a blip in Korea (and that’s no surprise), but things might be a little different when his 비몽 (Dream) releases this October. The film, whose Korean title means “sad dream,” will star Odagiri Jo, who has quite a decent fanbase in Korea, and Lee Na-Young. Seeing as her last film 우리들의 행복한 시간 (Our Happy Times) was a huge success, Kim might actually break from tradition and try a slightly larger distribution set up, although I’ll believe that when I see it.

The story actually sounds quite interesting, with Lee playing Ran, a woman suffering from somnambulism, and Jin (Odagiri), a man who can’t forget his lost love, and tries to meet her in his dreams. So the two meet each other, and he actually finds out she’s acting in accordance with his dreams, in that valley of sadness and happiness that vanishes whenever you wake up. Sounds like Kim will pound on with the symbolism once again. The film was recently screened at the San Sebastian Film Festival.

Twitch – Kim Ki-Duk’s 비몽 (Dream) Opens This October


[Movie] CJ blows up a storm with “Haeundae”

SEOUL — CJ Entertainment will bankroll and co-produce “Haeundae,” a disaster movie with one of the largest ever budgets for a Korean movie.

The company announced on Wednesday that it will provide the entire financing for the movie and act as co-producer.
Helmed by Yoon Je-kyun (“Sex Is Zero”), pic began lensing on August 18 at a beach in the southern city of Busan, familiar to visitors of the Pusan festival. Story follows events after the tourist resort is struck by a giant tsunami.

Pic is also getting attention for its star casting. Talent line-up is headed by Ha Ji-won (“Duelist”), Sul Kyung-goo (“Public Enemy Returns”), Park Joong-hoon (“Radio Star”) and Uhm Jung-hwa (“Seducing Mr. Perfect”.)

Polygon Entertainment (“The Perfect Storm” “Tomorrow”) is set to work on CGI. After conventional lensing in Busan is wrapped, crew will head to the U.S. in November for special effects photography. Pic will be wrapped in December and released in the summer of 2009.

Source: Variety Asia

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My Most Anticipated Films part 1

Here is a  small number of films that I’m keeping my eyes on.

The Devine Weapon

Director: 김유진 (Kim Yoo-Jin)
Screenplay: 이만희 (Lee Man-Hee)
D.P.: 변희성 (Byun Hee-Seong)
Release: September 4
Cast: 정재영 (Jung Jae-Young), 허준호 (Hur Joon-Ho), 한은정 (Han Eun-Jung), 정성모 (Jung Sung-Mo)

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Movies, Rain (Jung Ji Hoon)

[Movie] Ninja Assassin Behind the scenes w/ Rain

Behind the Scenes with Jung ji Hoon

I’ve been a fan of Rain for awhile now. I first saw him in “Full House”, which is still one of my favorite shows ever. Then I followed that up with “Sang Doo, Lets go to school”, Continue reading “[Movie] Ninja Assassin Behind the scenes w/ Rain”