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News bites: March 6, 2024

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The first poster is out for Disney+’s upcoming sci-fi Blood Free, where Joo Ji-hoon (Jirisan) and Han Hyo-joo (Moving) live in an era of artificially cultured meat. Coming to our screens on April 10, production for the suspense-thriller has Forest of Secrets writer Lee Soo-yeon working again with PD Park Chul-hwan (Grid). [News]

 

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Joo Ji Hoon Is A Former Military Officer-Turned-Bodyguard With A Past In “Blood Free”

Joo Ji Hoon Is A Former Military Officer-Turned-Bodyguard With A Past In “Blood Free”

 

Disney+’s “Blood Free” has unveiled its first stills of Joo Ji Hoon!

 

“Blood Free” is a suspense thriller about Yoon Ja Yoo (Han Hyo Joo), the CEO of the genetic engineering enterprise BF that opens a new era of artificially cultured meat in 2025, and Woo Chae Woon (Joo Ji Hoon), a retired officer-turned-guard who deliberately approaches her, as they get swept up in a mysterious death and incident.

 

“Blood Free” is the new project of screenwriter Lee Soo Yeon, who wrote “Forest of Secrets” (also known as “Stranger”) and “Grid,” and director Park Cheol Han of “Grid,” raising anticipation for their new collaboration on the upcoming suspense thriller.

 

Joo Ji Hoon will be playing the role of guard Woo Chae Woon, a retired military officer with excellent martial arts skills and intelligence who becomes the personal bodyguard of Yoon Ja Yoo, the CEO of BF. He’s a figure who is chasing the mastermind behind the presidential terror attack that shook the world in the past.

 

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Joo Ji Hoon will once again captivate viewers as he portrays Woo Chae Woon’s sharpness and keen sense of judgement as well as his difficult action skills. He will also portray the complicated feelings Woo Chae Woon feels as he grows closer to the truth and the subtle changes in emotions between his character and Yoon Ja Yoo.

 

The newly released stills capture Woo Chae Woon’s sharp gaze and extraordinary aura. Furthermore, a still of Woo Chae Woon wounded during his military days raises questions about the source of the injury and what caused him to retire and become a bodyguard instead.

 

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Regarding Joo Ji Hoon’s casting, Director Park Cheol Han praised, “He’s a very clever actor. He’s an actor who thoroughly knows how the results will turn out when he acts.” Filming director Kim Tae Sung further remarked, “Actor Joo Ji Hoon is close to being a genius. He’s an intelligent actor, and he also has passion.”

 

“Blood Free” is slated to premiere on April 10 via Disney+. Stay tuned for more updates!

 

https://www.soompi.com/article/1648020wpp/joo-ji-hoon-is-a-former-military-officer-turned-bodyguard-with-a-past-in-blood-free

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20240312112752_han-hyo-joo-5.jpg?s=900x6Han Hyo Joo Transforms Into A Charismatic CEO In “Blood Free”

Mar 12, 2024
 

Upcoming drama “Blood Free” has shared stills of Han Hyo Joo!

Blood Free” is a suspense thriller about Yoon Ja Yoo (Han Hyo Joo), the CEO of the genetic engineering enterprise BF that opens a new era of artificially cultured meat in 2025, and Woo Chae Woon (Joo Ji Hoon), a retired officer-turned-guard who deliberately approaches her, as they get swept up in a series of incidents and a mysterious death.

As the entrepreneur who opened the era of artificially cultured meat, Yoon Ja Yoo receives attention from all walks of life and, at the same time, receives threats from naysayers. To protect herself and her company BF, she hires Woo Chae Woon as a bodyguard.

Han Hyo Joo will add tension to the drama through her portrayal of the charismatic and strong CEO Yoon Ja Yoo. She will also capture Yoon Ja Yoo’s wide range of emotions, including suspicion towards those around her amidst the threats she faces.

In the newly released stills, Yoon Ja Yoo is seen at her desk delivering a message to someone with a serious facial expression, walking while surrounded by the media, and wearing special goggles with an inscrutable expression, making viewers curious about the threats and situations she will encounter.

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Director Park Cheol Han commented, “It’s a difficult character, but Han Hyo Joo did a great job capturing the emotions Yoon Ja Yoo experienced while trying to get to where she is today.”

Cinematographer Kim Tae Sung added, “She conveyed a lot through her gaze and exuded an indescribable mysteriousness.”

Actor Lee Moo Saeng, who plays the role of On San, also complimented the actress by saying, “Han Hyo Joo completely embodied [the character of] Yoon Ja Yoo.”

Blood Free will premiere on April 10.

 

https://www.soompi.com/article/1648147wpp/han-hyo-joo-transforms-into-a-charismatic-ceo-in-blood-free

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by Lily Alice, March 12, 2024
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Actress Han Hyo Joo plays a cool and charismatic CEO in the upcoming thriller Blood Free.

On March 12, Disney+ released stills of Han Hyo Joo from the upcoming original series Blood Free

Blood Free is a suspense thriller set in an era where meat is genetically engineered. BF (Blood Free) is the company leading the genetically engineered meat market. 

BF's CEO, Yoon Ja Yoo, is surrounded by suspicions, gets entangled in mysterious incidents, and pursues the truth behind them.

Han Hyo Joo takes on the role of Yoon Ja Yoo, the CEO of the world's leading biotechnology company, BF.

 

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She is the center of people's attention as a figure leading the era of artificially engineered meat while facing threats from those who oppose this industry.

To protect BF and herself, she teams up with dedicated bodyguard Woo Chae Woon (Ju Ji Hoon).

Han Hyo Joo not only embodies the charisma and determination of Yoon Ja Yoo but also accurately portrays a variety of emotions that make her suspicious of those around her.

The stills give a glimpse into the life of Yoon Ja Yoo. Talking on the phone with a solemn expression, walking surrounded by the media, or wearing special goggles — the stills portray her as a woman serious about her work.

 

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Director Park Cheol Hwan praised Han Hyo Joo, stating, "She [Yoon Ja Yoo] is a difficult character [to portray], but [the actress] did a good job of bringing out the emotions of this person [and what she] went through to get to where she is." Cinematographer Kim Tae Sung also remarked, "She conveyed so much through her eyes, showcasing an indescribable mystery." Actor Lee Moo Saeng also lavished praise, saying, "Han Hyo Joo completely transformed into Yoon Ja Yoo."

Blood Free will be available on Disney+ starting April 10.

 

https://mydramalist.com/article/han-hyo-joo-transforms-into-a-hardworking-ceo-in-blood-free

 

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News bites: March 12, 2024

by tccolb

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Disney+ came out with new stills for the upcoming Blood Free, introducing us to retired soldier Joo Ji-hoon (Jirisan), who becomes bodyguard to biotech CEO Han Hyo-joo (Moving). With PD Park Chul-hwan (Grid) at the helm and scripts penned by Lee Soo-yeon (Grid, Forest of Secrets), the sci-fi thriller will be launching next month on April 10. [Newsen (1), (2)]

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https://www.dramabeans.com/2024/03/news-bites-march-12-2024/

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March 14 2024

Teaser trailer for Disney+ drama “Blood Free”

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Teaser trailer added for Disney+ drama series “Blood Free” starring Ju Ji-Hoon & Han Hyo-Joo. The suspense-thriller drama series revolves around biotech company BF who developed a new artificially cultured meat. The original screenplay is written by Lee Soo-Yeon (“Stranger“). Narration in the teaser trailer goes (0:01) Han Hyo-Joo “Humankind is an imperfect dominant species. To be perfect the chain must be broken. Humankind must be freed from the food chain,” (0:22) Ju Ji-Hoon “That was the beginning of BF,” (0:28) Lee Hee-Jun “The pinnacle of the pyramid that completely dominates the ecosystem,” (0:31) Ju Ji-Hoon “The best technology I know has always come in the form of weapons,” (0:39) Lee Mu-Saeng “Who stands at the end of all this?,” (0:46) Han Hyo-Joo “Don’t you want to be the dominant species?” Captions in the teaser trailer states (0:27) “The new era of artificially cultured meat,” and (0:38) “Is it a disaster or a blessing?”

“Blood Free” will be available to stream from April 10, 2024.

Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki: Ending millions of years of humans eating animal meat, BF now dominates the genetically engineered cultured meat market. There are people inside BF and outsiders who begin to have doubts about the path taken by BF CEO Yoon Ja-Yoo (Han Hyo-Joo). Yoon Ja-Yoo founded BF with On San (Lee Mu-Saeng), who has a Ph.D. in physiology.

Meanwhile, after graduation from the Naval Academy, Woo Chae-Woon (Ju Ji-Hoon) served in army, but he now works as a bodyguard.

 

https://blog.asianwiki.com/korean-dramas/teaser-trailer-for-disney-drama-blood-free

 

 

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Here’s your first look at Disney+’s new K-drama, ‘Blood Free’

 

Starring Ju Ji-hoon, Han Hyo-joo and more

14th March 2024
 
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Disney+ has released the first teaser trailer for its upcoming original K-drama series, Blood Free, starring Ju Ji-hoon and Han Hyo-joo. Read on for everything you need to know about the show.
Blood Free is set in a future where humans no longer consume natural animal meat. The world is dominated by biotechnology company BF Group , which controls the market for artificially cultured meat. However, sceptics of the company – both internally and externally – begin to emerge, throwing it into turmoil.
 
Kingdom’s Ju Ji-hoon stars in the series as Woo Chae-woon, a former soldier-turned-bodyguard who graduated from the elite naval academy, while Han Hyo-joo (Happiness) plays Yoon Ja-yu, the CEO and co-founder of BF Group.
 
Other cast members of Blood Free include Lee Moo-saeng as BF Group co-founder On San, Badland Hunters actor Lee Hee-joon as the prime minister and Hospital Playlist‘s Park Ji-yeon as an employee of BF Group.

The first teaser trailer for Blood Free was released by Disney+ on March 14. It opens with a scientist talking about how humans “must free ourselves from the food chain” in order to become perfect.

The teaser then dives into how a “new generation of lab-grown meat” kickstarts a deadly game of corporate and political intrigue, featuring scenes of explosions, gun fights and more.

 

 

Blood Free will premiere exclusively on Disney+ in the regions where the streaming service is available. In the US, the series will likely be available on Hulu, as with most other Disney+ original K-drama productions.

 

https://www.nme.com/news/tv/disney-k-drama-blood-free-cast-plot-premiere-date-and-all-you-need-to-know-3597862

 

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20240315122807_han-hyo-joo-joo-ji-hoon.jHan Hyo Joo And Joo Ji Hoon Unveil Suspenseful Saga Of Artificially Cultivated Meat In “Blood Free” 1st Teaser

 
Mar 15, 2024
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The highly anticipated series “Blood Free” has unveiled its first teaser!

“Blood Free” is a suspense thriller about Yoon Ja Yoo (Han Hyo Joo), the CEO of the genetic engineering enterprise BF that opens a new era of artificially cultured meat in 2025, and Woo Chae Woon (Joo Ji Hoon), a retired officer-turned-guard who deliberately approaches her, as they get swept up in a series of incidents and a mysterious death.

The teaser kicks off by unveiling a new era of artificially cultivated meat as BF’s CEO Yoon Ja Yoo remarks, “Humanity is an imperfect dominant species. To become perfect, we must break free from the chains. Humanity must be liberated from the food chain.”

In the ensuing scenes, viewers witness chaotic protests with both Yoon Ja Yoo and Woo Chae Woon taking center stage. The former military officer-turned-personal bodyguard Woo Chae Woon is then shown aiming a firearm at someone, followed by a massive explosion.

Ending with the impactful statement, “The best technology I know has always come in the form of weapons,” uttered by Woo Chae Woon, along with the intriguing tagline “The era of artificial cultivation meat: catastrophe or blessing,” the teaser leaves viewers intrigued about the deeper themes explored in the series.

Watch the full teaser below!

 

https://www.soompi.com/article/1648978wpp/han-hyo-joo-and-joo-ji-hoon-unveil-suspenseful-saga-of-artificially-cultivated-meat-in-blood-free-1st-teaser

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by Lily Alice, March 14, 2024
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A teaser for Disney+'s Blood Free has been unveiled. 

The teaser begins with Yoon Ja Yoo (Han Hyo Joo), the CEO of the world's leading biotechnology company, BF, stating, "Humans are imperfect rulers. For perfection, we must break our chains. From the food chain, we must free ourselves."  

 

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Following this, the appearance of Woo Chae Woon (Ju Ji Hoon), a retired military officer who becomes Yoon Ja Yoo's personal bodyguard, piques curiosity about the unknown connection between them. 

The teaser then shows various scenes, such as intense protests, Woo Chae Woon pointing a gun at someone amidst the chaos, and a massive explosion, giving a glimpse of the huge scale of the series.

Woo Chae Woon says, "The most advanced technology I know always came in the form of a weapon," expressing concerns about the impact of the technology that produces artificially engineered meat.

 

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The title cards reading "A New Generation of Lab-Grown Meat. A Disaster or a Blessing?" raise curiosity about the dark side of the new ecosystem.

 

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Blood Free will be available on Disney+ starting April 10.

 

https://mydramalist.com/article/ju-ji-hoon-suspects-the-true-nature-of-han-hyo-joo-s-technology-in-bf

 

 

 

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Cultivating Blood Free meat with Han Hyo-joo and Joo Ji-hoon

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Writer Lee Soo-yeon — who previously brought us the acclaimed Forest of Secrets and Grid — is finally back with the Disney+ original Blood Free, and from the looks of it, it’ll be just as thought-provoking as her usual fare. In the near future, rapid advancements in technology have allowed for a groundbreaking invention — the replacement of farmed animals with synthetic meat.

As the researcher Yoon Ja-yoo who pioneered the foray into artificial meat, Han Hyo-joo (Moving) stands proud at the helm of the BF — or Blood Free — corporation. “In order to become perfect, the chains must be broken,” Ja-yoo declares, and her words are met with applause from her enraptured audience. “Humankind must liberate itself from the food chain.”

 

A stoic salute introduces us to Joo Ji-hoon (Jirisan) as the ex-marine Woo Chae-woon, who currently serves as Ja-yoo’s personal bodyguard. “That was the beginning of BF,” Chae-woon narrates, and we witness the high-tech process of culturing meat in a laboratory. A new age of lab-grown meat has dawned, and Chae-woon proclaims that mankind has reached “the apex of the pyramid that will completely dominate the ecosystem.”

For all its game-changing utility, Chae-woon seems to realize the implications of such an innovation, and the danger lurking behind it. “The best technology I’ve known has always taken the form of a weapon,” he observes, as Ja-yoo is accosted in her car by a crowd of anguished protesters. Does BF meat truly shatter the shackles of the food chain, or does it simply transpose it within the human race itself?

A tempest of instability is brewing on the horizon, summed up in brief glimpses of gas masks, gun shootouts, and a body falling onto a car’s hood. A chyron elucidates the dilemma brought on by synthetic meat: is it a disaster, or a blessing? There are always two sides to a coin, but even with blood staining her face, Ja-yoo remains resolute in her vision. “Don’t you want to become a wholly dominant species?”

Helmed by writer Lee Soo-yeon and PD Park Chul-hwan, who previously collaborated on Grid, the ten-part thriller Blood Free will be serving up its first slice on April 10.

 

https://www.dramabeans.com/2024/03/cultivating-blood-free-meat-with-han-hyo-joo-and-joo-ji-hoon/

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by Lily Alice, March 19, 2024
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Blood Free unveiled a preview video and character posters featuring Ju Ji Hoon and Han Hyo Joo

The poster featuring Woo Chae Woon (Ju Ji Hoon) depicts him sharply gazing somewhere against the backdrop of a protest aimed at the BF Group, the world's leading biotechnology company that revolutionized the meat industry. The text on the poster reads, "The most advanced technology comes in the form of a weapon."

 

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The second poster shows Yoon Ja Yoo delivering a speech as the CEO of BF Group through a giant digital billboard. However, the intense protest on the street against the BF Group and technology that cultivates artificially engineered meat raises tension. The text reads, "The one who changed the world becomes everyone's target," implying threats are looming over Yoon Ja Yoo.

 

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The preview video shows Yoon Ja Yoo confidently addressing a gathering at her company's product launch event. She says, "Cell culture utilizes only 1% of the land area required for traditional livestock farming and feed cultivation, yet produces the same amount of food."

Then, as the preview nears its end, it shows Yoon Ja Yoo surprising everyone by introducing BF Group's new innovation, leaving viewers curious about her achievement. 

Ju Ji Hoon will be seen as Woo Chae Woon, a soldier turned bodyguard chasing the mastermind behind a terrorist incident. Han Hyo Joo plays Yoon Ja Yoo, the CEO of the leading biotech company BF Group. 

Lee Moo Saeng takes on the role of On San, Yoon Ja Yoo's friend for 20 years and the head of the research center, who also co-founded the BF Group.  

Kim Sang Ho plays Kim Shin Gu, the biotechnologist who developed the core technology behind the artificially engineered meat.  

Jun Suk Ho plays Seo Hee, an IT expert in the BF Group. Park Ji Yeon assumes the role of Jung Hae Deun, the head of BF Group's planning department. 

Blood Free will be available on Disney+ starting April 10.

 

 

https://mydramalist.com/article/ju-ji-hoon-and-han-hyo-joo-hide-their-true-intentions-in-new-teasers-for-blood-free

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Han Hyo-joo presents her newest masterpiece in Blood Free

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Disney+ has released new character posters and a preview of its upcoming series Blood Free. The sci-fi thriller stars Joo Ji-hoon (Jirisan) as ex-marine-turned-bodyguard Woo Chae-woon and Han Hyo-joo (Moving) as CEO Yoon Ja-yoo. Set in a world where cultured meat takes the public by storm, Ja-yoo’s company Blood Free (also known as BF) ushers in a new age, but with these changes come dissent.

Joo Ji-hoon’s poster shows his character standing in front of a crowd of protesters fighting against BF, and his tagline reads, “The greatest technology returns as a weapon.” Despite Chae-woon working as Ja-yoo’s bodyguard, the poster makes his stance on the issue unclear. Will he be a friend or a foe to our trailblazing CEO?

 

 

As for Han Hyo-joo’s poster, her character appears on a 3D billboard with the tagline, “The one who changed the world, now becomes everyone’s target.” It seems BF has disrupted multiple industries, and not everyone is a fan of her work. Exactly why, though, everyone is after her head remains a mystery, but it’s obvious that the world is looking in her direction and waiting to see what she’ll do next.

 

The latest clip shows a sneak peek of the drama and reveals Ja-yoo’s Christmas Eve presentation of her newest product. As Chae-woon takes a seat in the audience, Ja-yoo steps into the spotlight to a round of applause from all over the world. She explains to her supporters that synthetic meat requires a mere 1% of the land it takes to raise cattle traditionally, and she also points out that cows release more greenhouse gases than a car.

All of these facts are to build up her company BF, which is commonly called “beef.” She notes how appropriate this nickname has become since making meat is what they do. As carts are wheeled into the room, Ja-yoo introduces BF’s new masterpiece.

Written by Lee Soo-yeon (Grid, Forest of Secrets) and directed by PD Park Chul-hwan (Grid), Disney+’s Blood Free is slated for ten episodes and premieres April 10.

 

https://www.dramabeans.com/2024/03/han-hyo-joo-presents-her-newest-masterpiece-in-blood-free/

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News bites: March 21, 2024

by tccolb

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New promos have dropped for Disney+’s Blood Free, where Joo Ji-hoon (Jirisan) proves he’s a worthy bodyguard to CEO Han Hyo-joo (Moving) by passing three qualifying tests: found here, here, and here. Coming to our screens on April 10, the sci-fi thriller also stars Lee Hee-joon (A Killer Paradox), Lee Moo-saeng (Hide), and Park Ji-yeon (A Model Family). [Osen]

 

https://www.dramabeans.com/2024/03/news-bites-march-21-2024/

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March 25 2024

Main trailer for Disney+ drama “Blood Free”

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Main trailer added for Disney+ drama series “Blood Free” starring Ju Ji-Hoon and Han Hyo-Joo. The trailer begins with Han Hyo-Joo as CEO Yoon Ja-Yoo stating about her company’s new meat product “Bleeding food is now a thing of the past forever. This is a great achievement by our biotechnology company BF.” Captions in the trailer states (0:50) “To which mankind is subordinated,” (0:54) “Food chain is broken,” (0:58) “Mankind who dreams of a perfect life,” (1:03) “Will you dominate or,” (1:09) “Be dominated?”

“Blood Free” will be available to stream April 10, 2024 in South Korea.

Plot Synopsis by AsianWiki: Ending millions of years of humans eating animal meat, BF now dominates the genetically engineered cultured meat market. There are people inside BF and outsiders who begin to have doubts about the path taken by BF CEO Yoon Ja-Yoo (Han Hyo-Joo). Yoon Ja-Yoo founded BF with On San (Lee Mu-Saeng), who has a Ph.D. in physiology.

Meanwhile, after graduation from the Naval Academy, Woo Chae-Woon (Ju Ji-Hoon) served in army, but he now works as a bodyguard.

 

https://blog.asianwiki.com/korean-dramas/main-trailer-for-disney-drama-blood-free

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