Sunday, August 24, 2008


Lee jun Ki's new movie? or not? The answer can be found at the bottom of the page.

Movie: Hauendae
Casting: Ha Ji Won(Hwang Jin Yi, Miracle on 1st Street, Babo), Hwang Jung Min (You're My Sunshine, Happiness, A Man Once Superman), Lee Jun Ki (Virgin Snow, Iljimae, May 18)[it is rumored that Lee Min Ki will replace Lee Jun Ki], Seol Kyeong Gu (Public Enemy 3, Venus and Mars), Uhm Jung Hwa (Changing Partner, Get Karl! Oh Soo Jung, Seducing Mr.Perfect),
Director: Yoon Je-gyun (Miracle on 1st Street, Sex is Zero)
Filming Start: August 2008
Schedule to be premiere: end of 2008/ beginning of 2009 (unconfirmed)
Brief Synopsis: It's South Korea's first disaster movie and centers on a tsunami that wipes out South Korea's most famous beach, Haeundae, in Busan City.
Diseaster movies aren't my cup of tea but if it's Korea's first. I mean first ever and with such budget and with Lee Jun Ki that's something really worth checking! Well with Lee Min Ki too since it's like first ever!

What kinda place this Haeundae is? Find out at wikipedia-Haeundae

Ha Ji Won
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I hate her!!! Lol, I hate pretty many Kactresses. But this one for reason. I hated her in WHIB though she was ok in Daddy Long Legs. But she is so plain. Her acting is very predictable because her style is so common. She may have gotten better, at least I HOPE so.

TV Series
Hwang Jin Yi (KBS2, 2006)
What Happened in Bali (SBS, 2004)
Damo (MBC, 2003)
Dragon's Tears (KBS)
Love That's Bigger Than Love (MBC)
School 2 (KBS)
Days in the Sun (KBS, 2002)
Life is Beautiful (KBS, 2001)
Secret (MBC, 2000)

Haeundae (2009)
Seven Remedies (2008)
Fool/BA:BO (2008)
His Last Gift (2007, cameo)
Sex is Zero 2 (2007, cameo)
Miracle on 1st Street/1st Miracle (2007)
Duelist (2005)
Daddy Long Legs (2005)
All For Love (2005, cameo)
Love So Divine (2004)
Bunshinsaba/Ouija Board (2004)
100 Days with Mr. Arrogant (2004)
Reversal of Fortune (2003)
Sex is Zero (2002)
Phone (2002)
The Scissors (2000)
Ditto (2000)
Truth Game (2000)
Nightmare (2000)

Hwang Jeong Min
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A Man Once A Superman 2008
The 11th Mother 2007
Black House 2007
Happiness 2007
Over the Hedge 2006
Bloody Tie 2006
Heaven's Soldiers 2005
You Are My Sunshine 2005
A Bittersweet Life 2005
All For Love/My Lovely Week 2005
The Wolf Returns 2004
This Charming Girl 2004
Twentidentity 2004
A Good Laywer's Wife 2003
Baseball Team 2002
Road Movie 2002
Waikiki Brothers 2001
Swiri/Shiri 1999
The General's Son 1990

Sul Gyung Gu
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Seems like a charismatic old man^^ I wonder if he really is. Then I should add him to my all time favorite oldies list xD

I WISH I HAD A WIFE 나도 아내가 있었으면 좋겠다 (2001)
PUBLIC ENEMY 공공의 적 (2001)
OASIS 오아시스 (2002)
JAIL BREAKERS 광복절 특사 (2002)
SILMIDO 실미도 (2003)
RIKIDOZAN 역도산 (2004)
LOST IN LOVE 사랑을 놓치다 (2006)
VOICE OF A MURDERER 그 놈 목소리 (2006)
FIGHT 싸움 (2007)
PUBLIC ENEMY 3 공공의 적 3 '강철중' (2008)
Haeundae 해운대 (2009)
(list taken from soompi)

Uhm Jung Hwa
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Omg, omg! I saw her in Get Karl and Seducing Mr. Perfect and I loved her in both. It was so long ago that I don't really remember why but she is a pleasant actress.

TV Series
Working Mom (SBS, 2008)
Get Karl! Oh Soo Jung (SBS, 2007)
Tropical Nights in December (MBC, 2004)
Wife (KBS, 2003)

Do You Live with Your Lover Now? (2007)
Seducing Mr. Perfect (2006)
For Horowitz (2006)
Princess Aurora (2005)
My Lovely Week (2005)
Mr. Handy (2004)
Singles (2003)
Crazy Marriage (2002)
How to Top My Wife (1994)
Blue Seagull (1994)
On a Windy Day, We Should Go to Apgujeong (1993)
Marriage Story (1992)

OMG OMG! I never paid attention but her brother is actually Uhm Tae Woong!!
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Omg so cute, a lil brother >< And both working to Sim Entertaiment. I want to see them starring in a same drama/movie!

TV Shows
The Devil (KBS, 2007)
Stranger than Paradise (SBS, 2006)
Wolf (MBC, 2006)
Resurrection (KBS, 2005)
Delightful Girl Choon Hyang (KBS, 2005)
Nine Tailed Fox (KBS, 2004)
Drama City (KBS, 2004)

And then the most important
Lee Jun Ki
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I love Lee Jun Ki a lot (right now even more than Rain O-M-G I said it). He is not only a great actor but also really nice to his fans. Ok, my biggest reason is that he is so pretty (busteeeed). The prettiest man ever xD His acting is sensitive and he can express himself very well with not just words but with everything. He has a very nice aura around him and for him I would be willing to watch even 50+ episodes the most boring drama in the world (but I sure hope this won't become reality because then I would need to really watch it *I'm all talk, aren't I xD*)If he is replaced I really wonder WHY? Did he catch some serious cold while filming Iljimae? Is he tired? If so then can't be helped. He has deserved to rest a bit.

TV Series
Iljimae (SBS, 2008)
Time Between Dog and Wolf (MBC, 2007)
101st Proposal (SBS, 2006, cameo)
My Girl (SBS, 2005)
Drama City, Ep. 234 "What Should I Do?" (KBS, 2004)
Star's Echo (MBC/Fuji TV, 2004)
Nonstop 4 (MBC, 2003, guest)

Haeundae (2008)
Virgin Snow (2007)
May 18 / Splendid Holiday (2007)
Fly Daddy Fly (2006)
The King and the Clown (2005)
Flying Boys (2004)
The Hotel Venus (2004 - Japan production)


Lee Min Ki
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I have sen this guy only in Dal Ja's Spring and he was good. I liked him a lot. But if I could decide I would ditch this guy for Lee Jun Ki. I am not sure if I would watch the movie if Lee Jun Ki doesn't star in it. Btw. Did you notice that Haeundae can be found on both lists at Dramawiki. This is really interesting.

TV Series
Evasive Inquiry Agency (KBS2, 2007)
Dal Ja's Spring (KBS2, 2007)
I Really Really Like You (MBC, 2006)
MBC Best Theater "Taerung National Village" (MBC, 2005-Oct-29 to 2005-Nov-19)
Rainbow Romance (MBC, 2005)
Be Strong Geum Soon (MBC, 2005)
Drama City "Booyong of Mt. Kyeryong" (KBS, 2005-Aug-06)
Drama City "Oh! Sarah" (KBS, 2005-Jan-02)
Drama City "My Older Brother" (KBS, 2004-June-13)

Haeundae / 해운대 (2008-2009)
Oishi Man / 오이시맨 (2008)
Feel So Good / 왠지 느낌이 좋아 (2008)
Humming (2008)
A Day for an Affair (2007)
Riverbank Legends (2006, cameo)

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This beach is off limits! Korea enters disaster movie field with �Hauendae�

There is a lot of genre association with regions of Asian cinema. There are some films that one country will do better than the rest. And when you think of Korea one of the first genres that come to mind certainly would not be DISASTER MOVIE! But U.S.-based Polygon Entertainment has comes to terms with Korean firm Doosabu Film to produce two effects-heavy Korean features.

The first is Haeundae, to be directed by Doosabu head Yoon Je-gyun. It is billed as South Korea�s first disaster movie and centers on a tsunami that wipes out South Korea�s most famous beach, Haeundae, in Busan City. Now why does that ring a bell? The name is familiar to film industry players because Haeundae is also the location of the Pusan International Film Festival. Actress Ha Ji-won [The Duelist, Sex is Zero] has reportedly been cast in the lead role and briefly stolen my heart as I write this post. Polygon will oversee special effects on this film.

The second film is a sci-fi monster movie about the crew of an oil rig battling a deep sea monster. Having already done the monster movie really, really, well we�ll see if Korea can do it again. No director has been named yet and shooting should begin in 2008. Polygon will act as a full co-producer on the second project, while also handling rights in North America. Firm will be involved in both projects from the screenplay stage.
'Kang Cheol-jung' Seol Kyeong-gu, next work is 10 billion won project "Haeundae"
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Seol Kyeong-gu has returned in seven years as detective Kang Chul-joong in "Public Enemy Returns" which premieres on the 19th. His next work will be the blockbuster "Haeundae".

The movie "Haeundae" will start test filming in August.

A representative of "Haeundae" said, "Seol Kyeong-gu's role has been confirmed. We will start filming in Haeundae in August, when people start gathering there".

"Haeundae" is a blockbuster prepared by Director Yoon Je-kyoon, who directed "Sex Is Zero" and "Miracle on 1st Street". It is about a tsunami that covers Pusan Haeundae. Ten billion won has been invested, and Ha Ji-won will be in it.

Seol Kyeong-gu plays a father with two children, and will act as a father once again following "Voice of Murderer" and "Public Enemy Returns".

Hans Uhlig, the computer graphic supervisor for "The Perfect Storm" and "The Day After Tomorrow", will help in "Haeundae". There is anticipation for a realistic portrayal.
Uhm Jung-hwa in the new movie "Haeundae"
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Costarring with Ha Ji-won and Seol Kyeong-gu in the movie "Haeundae", Uhm Jung-hwa returns to the movie screens after a year.

Uhm Jung-hwa will be acting as one of the civilians who suffer under the great tsunami that hits Pusan seashore of Haeundae. Filming for this high budget film will begin this month!

Last year, Uhm was in the movie "Changing Partners" and currently she is active as a singer for her song, "D.I.S.C.O".
Huge Cast Battles Tsunami in 해운대 (Haeundae)

Just how big is this cast going to get?

Billed as Korea�s first ever disaster movie, Yoon Je-Gyun�s 해운대 (Haeundae) seems to be wasting little time in attaching a huge list of stars to its blockbuster label. Ha Ji-Won being cast was a pretty predictable move, as she�s been appearing in some way or form for the last few Yoon films�after 색즉시공 (Sex is Zero) anyway. But the rest of the list is pretty impressive, starting from Lee Min-Gi to Lee Joon-Ki (the former might have replaced the latter, though, as there was no word of Lee Joon-Ki in recent news), Hwang Jung-Min, Seol Gyeong-Gu, and last in line Eom Jeong-Hwa and Park Joong-Hoon. Film is about a huge tsunami hitting the beaches of Haeundae, Busan (anyone who ever went to the PIFF should be familiar with the place), and all the happenings surrounding the event. Park will play the man who discovers the formation of this huge tsunami, and tries to alert the Busan population, while Eom will be his divorced wife.

The 15 Billion won blockbuster will be produced by Yoon�s own Doosabu Film, while CG will be handled by Hollywood�s Polygon Entertainment, one of the two projects Polygon will be involved with in the near future. The film will start preliminary shooting (CG-related) later this month, and begin principal photography in September. Yoon�s last film, the human dramedy 1번가의 기적 (Miracle on 1st Street), was one of the biggest hits of 2007, with over 2.7 million tickets sold.

[CREDITS: Soompi
Now are you prepared to know who is starring Lee Jun Ki or Lee Min Ki?! The answer came out faster than you expected, nee? xD

Disaster pic “Haeundae” starts filming
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The much hyped big-budget disaster pic “Haeundae” has started filming since August 18th. “Haeundae” is a $15 million picture, directed by Je-gyun Yun (Miracle on 1st Street / Sex is Zero) and stars a slew of popular Korean actors like Kyung-gu Sol, Ji-won Ha, Joong-Hoon Park, Jeong-hwa Eom, and Min-gi Lee.

The movie itself is a fictional account of a deadly tsunami crashing onto the shores of “Haeundae” beach. For those that have never been to South Korea, Haeundae is a popular beach area in Busan, South Korea. The city of Busan is the second largest city in Korea and during the summer days overflows with visitors in the Haeundae area. Furthermore, the film’s director, Je-gyun Yun, is a native of the Busan area and is likely to place his own stamp on the well known tourist attraction area.

In the movie Kyung-gu Sol plays Man-sik Choi, a shop owner along the Haeeundae beach area and president of the Haeundae Shop Owners Association. Man-sik Choi enjoys a peaceful afternoon in a Haeundae sushi restaurant owned by Yeon Hee (Ji-won Ha). Unfortunately they are not aware of the huge tsunami coming its way.

Other stars appearring in the film are: Jung-hun Park (plays Kim Hee a geologist), Jeong-hwa Eom (plays Yu-jin Lee, the ex wife of Kim Hee and herself an international event co-ordinator) and Min-gi Lee (plays Hyeong-sik Choi a lifeguard on the Haeundae beach).

“Haeundae” started filming August 18th and continues through December. Special effects for the film will be done in America sometime in November. The movie will then be released in the summer of 2009.
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So it's Lee min Ki, eh? I think I'll still watch it. What about you?