I’ve done a small article on this already, but now, the time is getting close. Coming up on April 18, 2014, “powerhouse” SM Entertainment’s K-pop queen BoA Kwon (13-year pop star reign, and only 27!) will be staring in the movie Make Your Move with Dancing with the Stars‘s Derek Hough (7-year performer, Emmy Award-winner, and Mirror Ball champion on the show!).
The film was directed by Duane Adler, the same person who wrote the script for Save the Last Dance and Step Up.
Singer Yunho from TVXQ will also make a cameo appearance.
The story is Romeo-and Juliet-inspired. The movie is an independent film, meaning it wasn’t produced by a major studio company. To me, this is a bit dangerous, as it’s hard to promote independent films, since there’s not a history or list of films to observe, and there isn’t a fandom (for instance, Lions Gate has a huge reputation for making awesome female heroines…and has acquired a fandom…). Hopefully, K-pop fans, fans of BoA, and fans of dancing help promote the movie. So far, the trailer hasn’t been spreadng everywhere yet, but there doesn’t seem to be much competition that weekend, so who knows…
Another thing is the story. Many times, in these kind of movies, the stories can be weak. That can be one strike against an independent film that already has a hard time being noticed.
“Cobu 3D” tells the story of two star-crossed dancers who fall in love although their brothers have a rivalry over their underground dance clubs. SM Entertainment‘s BoA plays Aya alongside “Dancing with the Stars”‘ Derek Hough who will play Donny.”
The original title was COBU 3D because the rival dance team Aya (played by BoA) dances on in the movie is called COBU.
One major exciting thing about this movie is the soundtrack!
BoA is the long-reigning queen, but today’s generation is more familiar with the infestation of “K-pop groups” rather than the solo artists that were so popular in the early 2000s. I grew up with anime, so I’m more familiar with BoA because she sang for Inuyasha. But actually, the first song I heard from her was “Show Me What You Got” featuring Bratz and Backstreet Boy’s Howie D! Again, that was made by Avex, the “powerhouse” label in Japan. So, yea, back to the K-pop groups…
On the soundtrack, we are going to get some new and old songs from some popular K-pop groups, including my personal favorite, f(x)!
F(x)’s song “Nu Abo” will be on the soundtrack! YAY!
Girls’ Generation will have an upbeat song called “Cheap Creeper”.
f(x)’s Krystal, Girls’ Generation’s Jessica, and EXO-M’s Kris will have the upbeat song “Say Yes.”
Henry’s song “Trap” also appears on the OST.
TVXQ will have a new song called “Running On Empty.”
SO DON’T FORGET TO WATCH AND SUPPORT!
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