A Korean Ocean’s Eleven? Starring Lee Jung-jae? SIGN ME UP.
Choi Dong-hoon, the director of the hit fusion action comedy Jeon Woo Chi, is back with a new movie titled Thieves, and Lee Jung-jae is currently in final talks to star.
The film unfolds as a gang of thieves joins forces with the master thief who’d betrayed them in the past as they attempt a diamond heist out of a Singapore casino. The head thief’s old flame, along with Korean and Chinese police pursuers, complicate matters along the way.
While no contracts have been signed for other stars, there’s a good chance we’ll see a number of actors who have previously worked with director Choi, such as Kim Yoon-seok (Jeon Woo Chi, The Chaser), who is currently a possibility to star. Also reportedly in contention is Jeon Ji-hyun (Blood: The Last Vampire), although frankly it seems there are always about ten random rumors about her supposed next project to every real one.
Thieves is currently busy casting, and plans to begin filming in May.
Now, do I think this movie is original or even creative? Not one bit — it’s not just inspired by Ocean’s Eleven, it sounds exactly like it. But do I think it’s going to be awesome fun? Oh, hell yeah. I can’t wait to see the ten hotties selected to join Mr. Lee Jung-jae (which, sure, may not end up being strictly eleven but should at least offer up plentiful excuses for eye candy). Woot woot.
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