Movie Preview: “The Mimic” (Korean 장산범/ Jangsanbeom)

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“The Mimic” is a Korean Horror movie directed by Heo Jeong also known for the movie “Hide and Seek”. Will it be scary? I hope so!

Story

A family left the city life behind and moved into their new home in the countryside. The place is idyllic; surrounded by trees and nature. One day, Hoe Yeon (Yeom Jeong Ah) finds a little girl (Sin Rin Ah) in the woods. She does not seem to have a family, so she and her husband take her in. Her husband (Park Hyeog Gweon) is fascinated by the fact that she has the exact same voice as their daughter  Ju Hyeon (Bang Yu Seol). But soon people around Hoe Yeon start to go missing…

This is the international trailer:

Thoughts

The story of the movie is inspired by the legend of the Jangsan tiger, a mythical human – eating being which lures humans to them, by imitating the sound of a wailing woman or a stream. If you’d like to know more, I found this blog to be very interesting.

In principle, for me, every horror movie which entails children behave out of the norm to be creepy. If it’s “The Children”, the original “Omen” or “Village of the Damned”, a child behaving abnormally holds a different kind of horror than a psychopath wielding his chainsaw. I’m prepared to be creeped out by this and am looking forward to it!

The movie will be released on the 17th of August in Korean cinemas.

Fans Send Birthday Gift to Yeo Jin Goo at the Set of “Reunited Worlds”

It was Yeo Jin Goo’s birthday on the 13th of  August and the fans of the actor didn’t forget him. Yeo Jin Goo who currently stars as Sung Hae Sung – a young man who returned from the dead – the male lead of the SBS fantasy – romance drama “Reunited Worlds” uploaded two pictures on his Instagram along with a thank you to his fans who send a coffee and bingsu (Korean shaved ice) truck to his filming location.

“You’re always giving me a lot of strength/support!!!!! Thank you very, very much for the congratulations!!!!!!! I want to thank everyone who congratulated me today!!!!!!!! I am so happy!!!!!!!! Woaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!!!!!!!” was the message he attached to the pictures.

You can see more of the adorable Yeo Jin Goo every Thursday and Friday at 10:00 pm KST on SBS.

Source: Instagram

New ‘Behind the Scenes’ Stills for “The Bride of the Water God”

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On the 12th of August, the staff behind the tvn fantasy – romance drama “The Bride of the Water God” released ‘Behind the Scenes’ pictures of the two main actors, Shin Se Kyung and Nam Joo Hyuk.

The pictures were taken during the rehearsal for a couple of sweet and romantic moments between the Water God and his servant of the gods.

You can catch “The Bride of the Water God” every Monday and Tuesday at 10:50 pm KST on tvN.

Source: Pop Herald

 

New Blockbuster Drama Based On Webtoon About Zombies “Dreamcide” announced

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Hit webtoon “Dreamcide” will be produced into a drama!

TV content production company, Monster Union, will be partnering with Asia’s top VFX Studio, Dexter Studio, to create a cinematic drama based on Hong Jung Hoon’s novel-turned-webtoon.

The story follows a high schooler who has the power to travel within a seven-year period. When a zombie apocalypse strikes, the hero tries to change the future in order to save the world.

The work had been praised for its Hollywood SF material, especially delving into topics of love, friendship, and humanism all in the midst of dealing with people who are desperate for survival. The web novel and webtoon together garnered a total of 1.4 million subscribers.

This project is receiving a lot of attention especially because of its production lineup. Director Kim Yong Hwa, known for “200 Pounds Beauty” and “Take Off” is participating in this work. Additionally, producer Kim Hong Sun, who is known for OCN’s “Voice” and tvN’s “Pied Piper,” will be joining the crew as well.

A source from “Dreamcide” said, “There are many top actors in consideration for this work. It will be pre-produced during the latter half of 2017, and shooting will commence in early 2018. We are aiming to air the show sometime in late 2018.”

Source: Soompi

This sounds like it’s going to be high quality. After “Kingdom” this is going to be the next big zombie themed drama.

LaBoum’s Sol Bin Thanks “Reunited Worlds” Co – Star Lee Yeon Hee

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Sol Bin, a member of the girl group LaBoum gave an interview to SBS funE about her role as a restaurant employee in the fantasy romance drama “Reunited Worlds”. Sol Bin’s acts as Nam Soon Jin – the friendliest with Jung Jung Weon (Lee Yeon Hee) in the restaurant – who welcomes guests and serves them food and adds natural fun to the episodes when she appears.

Solbin says about her character, “Soon Jin is a very sociable and active person, who puts in a lot of effort to have a bright atmosphere at the restaurant and to become its mascot.” She shared, that she and Lee Jeon Hee shared acting stories when they first met. “Lee Jeon Hee approached me first and told me some trivial story and I want to honestly say ‘thank you’, because of that I was able to be more comfortable (on set, around her).”

Solbin is an idol singer and has been working as a music host while starting her acting career with small roles. After the drama “Solomon’s Perjury” and the movie “Dual: Final Round”, “Reunited Worlds” is her third acting job. “I want to seriously pursue acting. I want to show the viewers different kinds of characters, like cute acting actors or serious characters.”

“Reunited Worlds” airs every Wednesday and Thursday at 10:00 pm KST. You can either check it out on SBS or on the streaming website of your choice.

Source: SBS

Weekly Movie and Drama Release Preview

Movies

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JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable (Japan)

Release Date: August 4, 2017

Genre: Action/Comedy/Fantasy/Live – Action Adaptation

Set in the fictional town of Morioh. A high schooler, Josuke Higashikata (Kento Yamazaki) called Jojo and his friends are thrust into a new world they never knew existed. He’s the illegitimate son of Joseph Joestar. He possesses a Stand (super power) called ‘Crazy Diamond’. The power allows him to restore or fix broken objects or animals.having to face off against deadly Stand users whilst trying to uncover the mysteries of the mystical Arrow and how to stop its wielder.

I’ve never read the manga. Even though a lot of people recommended it to me. But from a non – fan view, it looks good.

 

Drama

(C) Nam Ji Eun and Kim In Ho

Fall From the Sky (Korea)

Premiere Date: August, 2017

Genre: Fantasy/Romance

Paul is a half – angel. Born to a human mother and an angelic father, he used to live in heaven. Until he was punished and fell to earth. There he has to fight against a multitude of evil beings with his powers of positivity. He’s invisible, but there is one human woman, able to see him: Seo Hee.

This is the adaptation of the popular Korean web comic “Fall from the Sky” (kor. 하늘에서 떨어진 폴) by writer Nam Ji Eun and web artist Kim In Ho published on “Comico”. Due to its popularity, it has been published in book form and receives now its TV – adaptation as a mini – series.

I couldn’t find a lot about this. There is no trailer yet and it’s only known that it’s going to air sometime in August. The only ones casted so far are Yoon Hyun Min who previously starred in OCN’s “Tunnel” and An Woo Yeon who had roles in “Circle: Two Worlds Connected” and “Strong Woman Do Bong Soo”. But their character assignments haven’t been released yet.

As soon as there is more information, I’ll post an update.

 

Kim Jae Joong Talks About his New Drama “Man-Hole: Feel So Good” and Second Teaser Plus Group Poster Revealed

Disclaimer: I’m not a professional translator.

Kim Jae Joong recently got together with Star1 during a photo shoot. They talked about his time in the army, his feelings about being back in the show business and also his new drama “Man-Hole: Feel so good” (literal title Man-Hole: Pil’s Wonderland). 

When asked about how he felt standing in front of the camera after 2 years for his new KBS drama, he answered: “I thought it would be awkward to stand in front of the camera again, but it was surprisingly easy. The director had a different style of shooting, then I’ve ever experienced before, so I had to adapt to it.”

About his character Bong – Pil and his appearance in the drama Kim Jae Joong said, “I would say on average more than 80%. If you look at the schedule, I’m there from ‘the first one till the last one.’ Baro (Ivy: Member of the idol group B1A4, starring as Jo Suk Tae) said, ‘Hyeong, it must be really hard.’ Pil is difficult as he has a lot of moves/shots. Physical fitness is important. So I try to keep my nutrients in check.”

The genre of this new drama is a rom-com, but rather than attracting female viewers by acting manly or cool, he plays Phil as being just in love with Su Jin (Uee). “I want to be good at portraying a ‘pure character with a beautiful heart and that is cute’. I’m playing a 28 years old character and I want him to be cute and unhappy.”


Kim Jae Joong would love for the audience to watch his new drama, as it is the perfect drama to blow away the summer heat; funny and pleasant. He’s not sure about the future developments within the drama, but the viewers should expect a young and bright drama to which they can laugh along.

Source: Naver

Meanwhile, KBS released a second teaser for the new drama. They’re keeping the funky vibe. Check it out for yourself!

And they also released a group poster channeling the iconic Beatles picture.

“Man-Hole: Feel So Good” is going to premiere on the 9th of August on KBS.

Are you looking forward to watch this new time – slip drama? Or are you here for Kim Jae Joong himself?

Let me know in the comments.