Chinese investors are increasingly putting their money into Korean TV soap and movie productions as they continue to enjoy huge popularity on the mainland and beyond.
That means they can also flex more muscle in showbusiness here.
According to industry sources, Chinese investors get involved in almost all stages of the productions from casting to promotion and naturally take a bigger cut of profits if any productions succeed in China.
A joint film project pursed by CJ E&M, one of the largest entertainment giants in Korea, was halted again recently after 10 years of negotiations with Chinese investors. Industry sources said that it is because producers were unable to cast Kim Soo-hyeon-I or Lee Min-ho, who are the hottest Korean celebrities in China these days....
Kris will be starring alongside former Super Junior member Hangeng and Joo Won in the upcoming Korean-Chinese movie “Xiao You Qiao Mu“.
According to the movie”s reps on August 12, Kris will play one of the three male leads in the movie, and “Hangeng has already started filming, while Kris will be joining the others a few days later.“ As previously mentioned, the movie directed by Jo Jin Gyu is a melodrama based on an internet novel that tells a love story involving three men and one woman. ...
Chansung has been cast in JYP Pictures and Chinese Eastern Entertainment co-producing movie “I Wanna Hold Your Hand”.
He will play the role of Jio who is the youngest member of an idol group named Stars. He”s a genius in songwriting, but because of his unique four-dimentional personality and excessive self-pride, he always causes much troubles to the group. Chinese actori Wei Da Xun will play as the lead role.
Chansung has been building up his acting experiences through various drama and films such as KBS”s “Jungle Fish”, MBC”s “7th Grade Civil Servant”, KBS”s drama special “Your Noir”, MBC”s sitcom “High Kick” and even made his on-screen debut through “Red Carpet”, so many fans are excited over the news and anticipating for his new movie this time....
2PM”s Chansung will star in the upcoming Korean-Chinese movie “I Wanna Hold Your Hand“!
JYP Entertainment stated on July 31, “Chansung will make a special starring as Ji Oh in the JYP Pictures and China Oriental Performing Arts Group collaborative film “I Wanna Hold Your Hand”. [Chansung] has decided to show his support for labelmate actor Wei Da Xun who will play the lead role.”
Added the upcoming Korean-Chinese-Taiwanese omnibus movie “Three Charmed Lives“”s page to HanCinema database
“Three Charmed Lives” (2014)
Directed by Chang Chen, Francis Ng, Jeong Woo-seong
“Three Charmed Lives” is co-production between South Korea, China and Taiwan
Chang Chen“s Inchworm pictures an unemployed character seeking emotional comfort in video games. In Jeong Woo-seong“s The Killer Behind, The Old Man, a hit man fights off an offer: a son wanting to knock off his own father. Francis Ng“s The Tangerine tells story of a fugitive”s chance meeting with the kindness of a stranger. East Asia”s most celebrated actors directing three films about three desperate men....
Added the upcoming Korean movie “Agassi“”s page to HanCinema database
Directed by Park Chan-wook
The theatrical version of Sarah Waters” “Finger Smith”.
Release date in Korea : 2014
Added new poster for the upcoming Korean movie “Seasons Romance” (2014)
Directed by Oh Chang-min
With Lee Eung-jae, Lee Min-ah, Choi Eun-ah,…
Also known as “Men and Women”
1. Men : Woo-Ki and Sang-Bum are going to a mountain to enjoy the maples of trees. Yet, the mountain climbing is becoming a fight for self-respect because Su-Jin decided not to attend the mountain-climbing. Look at and enjoy the two guy”s bluffing....
Special trailer released for the upcoming Korean movie “Entangled”
Directed by Lee Don-ku
With Kim Yeong-ae, Do Ji-won, Song Il-gook, Kim So-eun, Hong Jeong-ho, Choi Yoo-song,…
Filmmaker Lee Don-ku who was invited to the Busan International Film Festival, New Currents with his debut film “Fatal” (2012) returns with a tale of irreversible tragedy in his second feature Entangled. There is a house where a family of four live: mother, her eldest daughter Younghee who is married, younger daughter Kkotnip who is in high school and Younghee”s husband Sangho. The family is filled with happiness when Younghee gives birth to a child, but an unfortunate mishap caused by mother leads to the death of the child. Totally distraught, Younghee decides to leave her mother”s house with her husband. Mother”s Alzheimer”s condition worsens with the couple moving out and Kkotnip is forced to live in anxiety. At school she is pushed around by schoolmate Junghye and at home she has to deal with her mother who has issues of controlling her emotions. With no one to help her, Kkotnip is driven to the edge. A film that depicts how a happy family is destroyed, actress Kim Yeong-ae gives a superb performance as mother. (NAM Dong-chul) ...
Trailer released for the upcoming Korean movie “The Youth”
“The Youth” (2014)
Directed by Ju Seong-su, Jung Won-Sik, Kim Ji-mook, Kim Jin-moo, Park Ga-hee
With Lee Dong-hae, Nam Seong-joon, Woorin, Park Chan-woo, Goo Won, JiHyun,…
An omnibus film consist of 5 shorts: Go Out, The Rumor, Wonderwall , Enemies All Around and Play Girl . Young filmmakers captured youthfulness in attractive episodes to show how they react to the world of violence and insensitivity....
Added new official trailer and press photos for the upcoming Korean movie “Dad for Rent”
“Dad for Rent” (2013)
Directed by Kim Deok-soo
With Kim Sang-kyeong, Moon Jeong-hee, Chae Jeong-an, Jo Jae-yoon, Minah, Choi Da-in,…
The story starts with Chae Ah-yeong, who came up with an idea of a rental business of her own father. On the day of her school garage sale, Ah-yeong presents her father Taeman Chae, claiming that he is her useful item which is not in use, and JT, who craves for a father figure in his life, takes the offer and rents Taeman. Since then, Ah-yeong”s puts an advertisement on a website and Taeman”s father rental business expands making it official. However, out of shame, Taeman carries on his business without letting his wife, Jisu know about it. Taeman plays an excellent father figure for others who pay for the service, while neglecting his real family due to his busy schedule.
Meanwhile, Jisu suspects Taeman”s double life and figures he is having an affair with JT”s mother, thus making their marriage fall apart. Realizing the crisis upon her family, Ah-yeong pays all her savings to rent her own father, Taeman. Taeman and Jisu realizes they have not paid enough attention to their daughter and reclaims their family value once and for all....