(exclusive report) Jang, Dong Gun, Ha, Ji Won, Hero JaeJoong came together in a ’10 billion Won drama’
Jang, Dong Gun, Ha, Ji Won and Hero JaeJoong are expected to work together in a new drama Korean Peninsula.
HBD is set in Korea after the two Koreas’ reunification.
HBD’s production costs are over 10 billion won. The lead roles are;
The first president of unified Korea – Jang, Dong Gun
President’s love and rival – Ha, Ji Won
Team leader (Director) of NIS (National Intelligence Services) that make Jang, Dong Gun the first president – Hero JaeJoong from JYJ
They’ll star as proud Koreans who defend unified Korea from foreign powers who secretly fight over resources.
If their appearances are confirmed, the drama will have dream casts of three ‘one top’ lead roles.
Jang Dong Gun, Ha Ji Won and JYJ’s Kim Jaejoong will most likely unite to star in an upcoming drama called “Peninsula.”
This drama is going to be a big production; it is already reported to have a budget of 10,000,000,000 WON, which equates to nearly $9 million dollars. The drama will feature a united Korea (no separation between South and North), the united nation’s president, and his National Intelligence Director.
The president’s role is most likely going to go to Jang Dong Gun and Ha Ji Won is slated to be the female lead. Jaejoong is supposed to be play the Director.
Jang Dong Gun has revealed recently that he is interested in starring in this drama. Additionally, Ha Ji Won has expressed that she would like to join this production as soon as filming for her new movie ends.
One reps for the drama said, “Jang Dong Gun, Ha Ji Won, and Jaejoong are all 90% confirmed.”
The filming will begin in June and July and it will start airing in October.
The problem of patenting idol group names brought up by the ‘Kara’ contract termination issue
By Jeon Sojeong, patent lawyer, IP&company
Translator’s note: Where the name for idol group Kara is written as “Kara” I am translating directly from the Korean name “카라” but where the name appears as “KARA” it was also originally written as “KARA” in the Korean article.
January 26, 2011—These days, the entertainment industry is monitoring the unpredictable ‘Kara incident’ with keen interest. At this point, both scenarios are equally expected: that the contentious issues [between Kara and their management] can be resolved or that the group has reached it limit. In all honesty, I have no interest in girl groups, but as the ‘Kara’ contract termination controversy gets thicker, management company DSP Media has moved to gain exclusive trademark rights to the name ‘Kara’. I’ve never thought of this before, but it struck me that the question of who owns the trademark rights to the names of idol groups could become a source of big problems, and so I looked into to whom the trademark rights of these names belong.
JYJ’s American fans released a full-page ad in a daily newspaper in LA.
JYJ’s Korean American fans released a full-page ad cheering on JYJ in the entertainment section of the LA Joongang Ilbo on the 28th titled “We Support Your Youth”.
JYJ Dance Cut