Thursday, August 23, 2007

Movie 'Destiny (Sookmyung)' starring Kwon Sang Woo and Song Seung Heon sold to Japan

The movie 'Destiny (Sookmyung)' starring Kwon Sang Woo and Song Seung Heon has been sold to Japan prior to its opening.

nTorino which also invested in the movie announced on the 21st, "Japanese rights to the movie 'Sookmyung' have been sold to Formula Entertainment in Japan at $2 million."

Formula Entertainment is a subsidiary of Forumla Music that is in charge of movie production, acquisitions, and investment.

The movie which has completed filming approximately 50% has been gathering attention as the returning piece for Song Seung Heon and Ji Sung after their military duties.
nTorino commented, "Because Hallyu movies sales decreased to include only '200 pound Beauty,' 'Hwangjiny,' and a few others, we are looking forward to the sales of 'Sookmyung' abroad."

The movie which follows the story of four friends who cross fates after betraying each other is scheduled to be released this year.


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Tuesday, August 21, 2007

[ Poster ] Upcoming korean movie 2007 "My Father"

My father Trailer

The movie is about adopted children with Daniel Henney playing a Korean boy who is adopted by an American family. When he grows up, he returns to Korea and meets his genetic father who is in jail.

Director: Dong Hyeuk Hwang
Cast: Daniel Henney, Richard Riehle, Ilene Graff, Brian F. Durkin, Craig Zimmerman, Sarah Chang, Sarah Mack, Doil Lee


Related news - Daniel Henney Digs Into Own Life for New Movie

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Thursday, August 16, 2007

Hwang-Im's 'Happiness' Invited to Toronto Film Festival

The Korean film "Happiness" starring Hwang Jeong-min and Im Soo-jeong has officially been invited to the 32nd Toronto International Film Festival.

The Toronto festival, called the 'Cannes' of North America, is the largest regional film market and one of the four major global film festivals after the Cannes, Berlin and Venice.

An official of the movie said, "An invitation to the festival's Contemporary World Cinema category came simply through a preview of the film's edited version, as full editing and mixing has yet to be done. It's double the pleasure to have been invited along with the Cannes winning Korean film 'Secret Sunshine'."

The Contemporary World Cinema category, regarded a key section at Toronto, invites award winning films and new productions by up-and-coming directors.

'Happiness,' directed by Heo Jin-ho, depicts the ultimately cruel love story of a couple who first meet at a nursing home.

source: kbs grobal

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Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Kwon and Song Make a Transformation in the Movie'Destiny'

The stars of the movieDestiny ' (Director Kim Hae-Gon, MKDK Productions), Kwon Sang-Woo and Song Seung-Heon make a transformation. The character cuts revealed a whole new personality to both the characters previously played by Kwon Sang-Woo and Song Seung-Heon.

Kwon Sang-Woo
plays an ambitious character named Cheol-Jung. In order to become Cheol-Jung, he had to hide his well-built body in a black suit and slick his hair back, giving off a powerful stare.

Playing the opposite role,
Song Seung-Heon, chose ‘Destiny’ to be his first movie after returning from his army services. He throws away his former soft and loving character to become a strong and manly personality in this movie.

Song Seung-Heon
sports a vintage jacket with a thin face and a slightly grown mustache. His trademark, puppy-dog eyes seem to look gentle, but plays an explosively wild-natured character named Woo-Min.

It has been said that
Kwon Sang-Woo and Song Seung-Heon have been impressing the director and staff members of the ‘Destinymovie production with their passionate acting abilities. Though they are great friends, their passionate drives are showing rivalries with good intentions.

30% of the
movie filming has been completed returning to Seoul for more filming after recently shooting on Jeju Island.


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Monday, August 06, 2007

Jo In Sung to act out homosexual love in Director Yoo Ha's upcoming historical film

Director Yoo Ha of 'A Dirty Carnival' and Jo In Sung are partnering once again. This time it is a historical film set in Goryeo and is a melodrama following homosexual love.

Jo In Sung has been turning down numerous offers for movie and drama appearances to take on the role in the upcoming film by the director. The film will start filming next March, being the last for Jo In Sung before he enlists for his military duty. The title is to be determined.

Director Yoo says, "This is an original piece based on a true story of the Goryeo era and I have not yet decided the title. It is a love story with two men and one lady.

He also says, "This is my fifth piece, but I wanted to make a change so I decided to do a historical film. I always felt uncomfortable with the genre but I felt I should try to overcome those feelings. It is also a new challenge for me to focus on a melodrama."

Director Yoo has received good reviews from critics and audiences for his provocative perspectives and portraying the violent aspects of human nature.

According to Director Yoo, Jo In Sung will play a Goryeo warrior accompanied by another actor and actress to form a melo line, and will also have a slight homosexual tendency added to it. He directly says it is a love story of the men, and the cast for the two other roles have not yet been decided upon.

The scenario will be completed towards the end of August while Jo In Sung is training in martial arts to play his role. Jo In Sung says, "After 'A Dirty Carnival,' I decided to do my next piece with director Yoo. I will start learning horseback riding, martial arts, and the geomungo starting this month as the Director says it is necessary for my role.

He added, "I haven't heard the details about the film yet, but I trust the director. I will try my best as I believe it is an opportunity to show a good aspect of myself as an actor once again," showing his faith in Director Yoo.

source: broasia

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Sunday, August 05, 2007

Actress Kim Hee-seon Holds Promo Tour in Japan

Actress Kim Hee-seon has begun a promotion tour in Japan with support from her close celebrity friends.

Lee Byeong-heon, Ryu Si-won, Kwon Sang-woo and Jackie Chan sent video messages to her official news conference at a Tokyo hotel on July 22 that gathered 150 teams of reporters.

In the messages, the actors spoke of how they felt about Kim while working together with her.

After the news conference, the Korean beauty met with 1,300 fans, sang the theme song of her drama 'Sad Love Story,' and played the piano. She also gave out gifts and took pictures with fans.

The fan meeting in Japan was arranged at the invitation of Fuji TV, which aired 'Sad Love Story.

source: kbs global

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Actress Jeon Do-yeon One of 50 Most Influential Women

Korean actress Jeon Do-yeon has officially become an influential world star. Jeon recently made the list of '50 Most Influential Women' released by America's Variety magazine.

Quoting Korean critics, Variety described Jeon as a "chameleon" actress who is capable of completely engaging herself in a given role. The magazine said Jeon received the Best Actress Award at the Cannes Film Festival for her role as a mother who loses her only son in Lee Chang-dong's film "Secret Sunshine." The magazine went on to comment that it was the first time for a Korean to win an award for best acting in an international film festival and that it was the result of a unanimous decision.

In May, Variety chose Jeon as one of the 60 most prominent people to lead the future of the Cannes Festival.

source: kbs grobal

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