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Reporter : Lee Gyu-lee
Tue, November 29, 2022 | 16:40
[INTERVIEW] Everyone's story is worth being remembered: Moryham CEO
Inside a warm orange-brownish brick building located near Myeong-dong, central Seoul, lies a white modern space, filled with pieces of equipment and materials for Moryham to turn the stories of people into an art piece with a twist of the traditional. Founded in 2019, Moryham offers a service that designs and makes a custom-made shadow box out of clients' personal belongings,...
'Good Doctor' director to debut Netflix's high-strung suspense series, 'A Model Family'
Director Kim Jin-woo, who is known for leading the 2013 medical series, “Good Doctor,” and Netflix's “Love Alarm 2” (2021), is set to roll out a new suspense-filled, crime series called “A Model Family,” which will be released on the platform this Friday. The 10-part series revolves around a cash-strapped patriarch, Dong-ha (Jung Woo), who is a part-time lecturer at a college...
[INTERVIEW] Im Si-wan finds own narrative for villain role in 'Emergency Declaration'
Singer and actor Im Si-wan, who started his career as a member of K-pop group ZE:A, has been building a strong filmography, proving himself as a capable actor. Known for his good boy, by-the-book image, he has added a new dimension to his repertoire, cultivating a new image in his new role as the terrorist, Jin-seok, in the disaster flick, “Emergency Declaration.”
OTT platforms struggle amid declining number of users
The streaming service business is one of the industries that benefited from the COVID-19 pandemic as more and more people turned to over-the-top (OTT) platforms for entertainment during lockdowns, which led to a steady growth in the number of users in recent years. However, as the social distancing and the coronavirus-induced restrictions ease, streaming service platforms her...
'The Red Sleeve' director debuts new thriller
Director Song Yeon-hwa, who co-directed MBC's hit series, “The Red Sleeve,” earlier this year, is leading the network's new thriller series, “Hunted.” “The script for the series was very compelling. (The story) seemed predictable but it would have twists from unexpected parts. So I really wanted to work on this piece,” the director said during a press conference for the serie...
Hallyu research should be conducted beyond Korean perspective: scholars
Awareness of “hallyu,” or the Korean wave - a term coined in the late 1990s to describe Korea's cultural exports - has been expanding around the world with the growing popularity of Korean content, such as director Bong Joon-ho's Oscar-winning film “Parasite” and Netflix's smash hit series "Squid Game.” Scholars say that the approach to studying hallyu's impact should go beyo...
[INTERVIEW] 'Emergency Declaration' director wanted to deliver hope through disaster
The star-studded disaster film “Emergency Declaration,” one of the most-anticipated flicks of this year, has finally hit movie theaters, Wednesday, after a long delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The film's director Han Jae-rim, whose previous works include the 2013 historical film “The Face Reader” and 2017 crime film “The King,” said that he wanted to deliver a message of ...
Popularity of film, TV adaptations lead to surging book sales
Films and TV series that became hits are also taking the publishing industry by storm, leading to a surge in sales of related publications including script books and original novels. The screenplay book of the romance mystery film “Decision to Leave” has topped the bestsellers' list for two consecutive weeks on YES24, one of the country's leading online bookstores, even befor...
[INTERVIEW] 'Yumi's Cells' creators say series redraws lines for TV adaptations
When news of the live adaptation of the smash-hit webcomic “Yumi's Cells” was announced, many fans had mixed reactions, both welcoming the adaptation and showing concerns about its animated depiction of the cell characters. However, despite the concerns, the series has proven itself to be capable of winning viewers' hearts with its fusion of live action and animation as well ...
Lee Jong-suk teams up with Im Yoon-ah for small screen noir 'Big Mouth'
Heartthrob actor Lee Jong-suk, who is known for playing the protagonist in romance series like “While You Were Sleeping” (2017), has taken on the lead in the new hardboiled, noir genre series “Big Mouth,” making his small screen return after three years. “At first, I was given scripts for four episodes and it was very gripping. You get swept up in the case and it makes you cu...
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