Arthdal Chronicles to debut on tvN and Netflix, Marks Song Joong-ki’s Return to the Small Screen

A new Korean epic fantasy drama starring Song Joong-ki, Jang Dong-gun, Kim Ji-won and Kim Ok-bin is about to hit the small screens and it’ll make its debut today (June 1) on tvN and Netflix. Titled Arthdal Chronicles, this drama depicts the birth of civilization and nations in ancient times. It is a story of mythical heroes, their struggle, unity and love of people living in a virtual land called Arth.

Unlike typical drama storyline, Arthdal Chronicles is centered around the ancient city of Arthdal, established on Arth.

Song Joong-ki plays the character of Eunseom, who relentlessly fights to protect his own tribe. Eunseom may appear innocent-looking, but his protective instincts are quite strong that he does not hesitate to be aggressive when attacks are imminent.

Jang Dong-gun plays Tagon, a son of Sanung who is the leader of Saenyeok Tribe. Tagon is a character who is very charismatic and most talented, yet overwhelmingly dangerous as he buries his feelings so deeply that no one knows when he will explode with anger and rage.

Alongside Eunseom and Tagon are Tanya and Taealha. Tanya (played by Kim Ji-won) is the successor of Wahan Tribe clan mother, who realizes her destiny to lead and protect her own people against other powerful tribes.

Taealha (played by Kim Ok-bin) is the most beautiful lady in Arthdal, and has the strongest desire for power.

Directed by Kim Won-seok (Sungkyunkwan Scandal, Misaeng), and written by Kim Young-hyun and Park Sang-yeon, the two award-winning screenwriters of the popular Korean historical period dramas Deep Rooted Tree and Queen Seondeok, the highly anticipated Arthdal Chronicles will be premiering today (June 1) on tvN and Netflix.

Catch the drama every Saturday and Sunday at 9pm (KST)! Check out the official trailer below:


(Source & Photos: Netflix)


[COVER] Good Friends Hyun Bin and Jang Dong-Gun Finally Partner Up to Film for Latest Korean Blockbuster Film “Rampant”!

Korean Superstars Hyun Bin and Jang Dong-Gun were in town recently to promote their latest Korean blockbuster hit ‘Rampant’. Despite the gloomy weather that threatens to dampen all our spirits, the trio (including Director Kim Sung-Hoon) were all smiles and laughter as the press conference progressed and it was not difficult to see why.

It’s no stranger to avid fans out there that Korean Superstars Hyun Bin and Jang Dong-Gun have known each other prior to filming ‘Rampant’. However, despite being friends for so long, neither of them have ever received the opportunity to work together. Until the rare chance to film for ‘Rampant’ came along.

For the both of them who have waited such a long time for a chance to act together, it was a no-brainer for them to jump onto this project. For Hyun Bin and Jang Dong-Gun, it was also a perfect chance to see how each other were like in front of the camera and to work with someone they could learn from and be truly comfortable with.

“I took this project up because I was excited to act alongside my good friend!” – Jang Dong-Gun

The two actors have previously mentioned that they met each other through an actor’s association back in Korea and have been hanging out ever since. Even though they both have very good acting chops, they still said that having a familiar face and a comfortable presence around made filming more enjoyable.

Was it hard to have a senior as veteran as Jang Dong-Gun on set? Hyun Bin denied and instead revealed that Jang Dong-Gun was like his pillar of support on set.

“It was really hard to look at hyung with eyes of hatred!” – Hyun Bin

Though best pals in real life, the two of them act as adversaries and will cross swords with one another in this particular film. Hyun Bin takes on the role of Prince Ganglim who has returned to Joseon from the Qing Dynasty upon the dying request of his older brother. However, upon his arrival, he returns home to discover that the sinister Minister of War Kim Ja-Joon, who is being played by Jang Dong-Gun, is attempting to conspire against the current king in hopes of overthrowing and claiming the throne for himself… through zombies.

Even though zombies have been a prominent feature in Korean films recently, this is the first time a zombie film has shot in a historical setting. Wanting to expand into a brand new genre, Director Kim hoped to create a film that was uniquely Korean yet had elements of Western movies mixed in it. And that was how this Joseon zombie flick was born.

After the press conference, the trio made their way down to Suntec City to get up-close and personal with their fans at the meet-and-greet session. Lucky fans were presented with autographs and selfies by the actors personally, and it was truly a once in a lifetime opportunity for many of them. We can’t help but swoon at how generous they are with their fanservice!

Jang Dong-Gun and Hyun Bin definitely deserved the title of ‘Fanservice Kings of the Night’! With eye-blinding smiles and never-ending generosity, the duo made sure to catch each and every camera and greeted as many fans as they possibly could. It was truly a night to remember.

With a dynamic cast in this battle of epic proportions, this movie is set to bring you on a rollercoaster ride of your life. If you like zombies and crazy action films, this is one action-packed zombie film you definitely would not want to miss. ‘Rampant’ will be out in cinemas islandwide from 1st November, Thursday!


All You Need To Know about RAMPANT Meet and Greet Event (Ft. Appearances by Hyun Bin, Jang Dong-Gun and Director)

The details to catch Hyun Bin and Jang Dong-gun in Singapore are finally out! Together with Director of RAMPANT, Kim Sung-hoon, the trio will be making their way to Singapore to attend a Meet & Greet session where fans can get up-close and personal with their favorite stars!

Get ready because we also heard that both actors may even surprise their fans with a selfie or autograph at the event! 👀Following the Meet & Greet, they will also be making an appearance at the Red Carpet & Gala Premiere to conclude the RAMPANT promotional tour. Singapore will be the one and only city to host the international junket.

Details of RAMPANT Meet & Greet in Singapore:
Date: October 30, 2018 (Tuesday)
Venue: Suntec City, North Atrium, Level 1

Details of RAMPANT Red Carpet & Gala Premiere:
October 30, 2018 (Tuesday)
Resorts World Theatre, Resorts World Sentosa

Stay tuned to Suntec City’s Facebook page to find out how you can win yourself some exclusive VIP box access passes for their Meet & Greet. Read the synopsis of this highly anticipated blockbuster here.

We will also be giving away tickets to the Gala Premiere event taking place on 30 October! Click here to find out how you can participate to win the tickets!


Korean Cinematic Heartthrobs Hyun Bin and Jang Dong-Gun will be in Town to Promote ‘RAMPANT’ on 30 October!

Following the hit release of ‘Train to Busan’, the makers of the international zombie blockbuster has joined forces once again to produce the film, ‘RAMPANT’! Alongside 2 of the biggest names in Korean cinematic history, Hyun Bin (Secret Garden and The Negotiation) and Jang Dong Geun (7 Years of Night and Taegukgi), this action-packed film is said to be the first that combines elements of a period drama together with features from the ever-popular zombie genre. Fans can also look forward to seeing the 2 actors biggest onscreen face-off yet!

To commemorate the release of the upcoming hit, the 2 actors will be making their way to Singapore with director Kim Sung-Hoon (Confidential Assignment and A Wonderful Moment), to talk about the film at their first and only international junket on 30 October 2018. Apart from attending the press conference and gracing the gala premiere, fans can expect to get up-close and personal with the stars and director at the public meet & greet event! (Find out more details here)

Movie Synopsis:

RAMPANT‘ is a historical action film that tells the story of the undead demons that are rampant in Joseon. With the country on the verge of collapse, Prince Ganglim (Hyun Bin) returns to Joseon, only to be greeted with peasants who seem to be infected with a mysterious virus. He is forced to kill his own people alongside Baron Park (Jo Woo-Jin) and his men, and he unwillingly joins their crusade to eliminate all the demons before they reach the royal palace. Meanwhile, Minister of War Kim Ja-joon (Jang Dong-Gun) has his eyes set on the throne and uses his authority and influence to gather enough support to dethrone the king and uses the virus to create chaos in the palace.

Sneak previews of ‘RAMPANT’ will start on 31 October and the film will start screening island-wide in Singapore cinemas from 1 November. So mark your calendars and get your spooks on, it is time to rock out your Halloweekend with the movie, ‘RAMPANT’!