‘The Thieves’ Trailer: ‘Ocean’s Eleven’-Style Heist Flick Beats Out ‘The Host’ as Most-Watched Korean Movie of All Time
Posted on Monday, October 8th, 2012 by Angie Han
In 2006, Joon-ho Bong’s The Host set the record for the highest-grossing Korean film of all time, but apparently sea monsters are no match for attractive criminals. This summer saw The Host‘s figure defeated by Dong-hun Choi‘s The Thieves, a heist flick that looks from here like a Korean Ocean’s Eleven with touches of Mission: Impossible.
Starring Yun-seok Kim, Hye-soo Kim, Gianna Jun, Jung-jae Lee, Simon Yam, Hae-sook Kim, and Dal-soo Oh, the plot centers around a group of top burglars plotting to steal the $20 million, 318-carat Tear of the Sun diamond from a highly fortified Macau casino. The Thieves is now headed for a Stateside release, and we have a new trailer after the jump.