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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Nanako and Seung-heon star in "Ghost" remake

By Siewaun
Reference: nipponcinema

Popular Japanese actress Nanako Matsushima and Korean actor Song Seung-heon are starring in the Asian remake of Jerry Zucker's 1990 hit "Ghost", taking on the role originally played by Demi Moore and the late Patrick Swayze.

Nanako Matsushima became the highest-paid actress in Japan following her role in "Great Teacher Onizuka", and best known outside Japan for starring as Ryuji Takayama in 1998 horror "Ring". Korean actor Song Seung-heon, is best known for his roles in Korean dramas "Autumn Fairy Tale" and "Summer Scent".

Japanese longtime TV director Taro Otani ("Gokusen", "Zeni Geba") made his debut as a film director directing the remake titled "Love and Soul".

Japanese prolific producer Takashige Ichise, who is best known for producing the Japanese horror "Ju-on" and "Ju-on 2", and the Hollywood remakes "The Grudge" and "The Grudge 2", is producing "Love and Soul".

Paramount Pictures Japan, Shochiku and Korea's CJ Entertainment are co-producing. Paramount Pictures Japan and Shochiku will also handle distribution.

Shooting is completed, and will be released in November in Japan and Korea.

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