Song Joong Ki, Jang Dong Gun and Kim Ji Won Kick Off Filming for Epic Sageuk Drama Asadal Chronicles

We’re off to the races for 2019 as this year winds to an end, with filming commencing for the massive scale sageuk drama epic Asadal Chronicles. Starring Song Joong Ki, Jang Dong Gun, Kim Ji Won, and Kim Ok Bin, the drama is set in the early days of Gojoseon (Old Joseon), a time period even before Goguryeo. Asadal was the mythical capital of this time period chronicled in Samguk Yusa and the drama will deal with the transformation of Asadal from a city-state into the empire of that era. The screenwriter Kim Young Hyun wrote Queen Seondeok, Six Flying Dragons, Tree With Deep Roots, and her most famous drama was Daejanggeum. Directing is the PD of My Ahjusshi, Signal, Misaeng, and Sungkyunkwan Scandal. Oh boy does this sound like a potential masterpiece sageuk if done right. Asadal will air on tvN in the first half of 2019. Continue reading

Big Name Stars Attend VIP Movie Premiere for Zombie Sageuk Rampant with Hyun Bin and Jang Dong Gun

The glitterati of K-ent was out in full force this week at the VIP movie premiere for gritty zombie sageuk movie Rampant (Outbreak) starring Hyun Bin and Jang Dong Gun. Adapted from a manhwa, the movie follows Crown Prince attempting … Continue reading

Big Name Stars Descend on the Red Carpet Opening Night of the 2018 Busan Film Festival

If this week’s sad showing of mostly second and third tier K-stars at the Korean Drama Awards, then it was the exact opposite at the opening night red carpet of the 2018 Busan International Film Festival where I felt so … Continue reading

Cadre of Big K-stars Attend VIP Movie Premiere for Thriller 7 Days of Night

The movie looks gripping and packed with star power in a good way with leads Jang Dong Gun and Ryu Seung Ryong combining both billing weight and acting acclaim. Thriller movie 7 Days of Night held its VIP movie premiere … Continue reading