Upcoming Caper Movie Thieves Starts Filming in Hong Kong

The upcoming big-budget Korean movie Thieves, helmed by director Choi Dong-hoon (Tazza, The Big Swindle, and Jeon Woo Chi), has started filming this month. The entire cast is in Hong Kong for a primary location shoot, as the big heist in the center of this drama will be at a Macau casino. Oooh, I love Hong Kong and Macau, where I always gain 10 lbs and lose much more than that in corresponding shopping binges. I love how the location shoot totally takes the Oceans 11 concept to Asia in flavor and style.

The cast is a veritable whos who of K-stars: Lee Jung Jae, Jeon Ji Hyun, Kim Yoon Seok, Kim Hye Soo, Oh Dal Soo, and Kim Hye Sook. Plus, of course, rising star Kim Soo Hyun. In addition to the Korean cast, the director has assembled a top-notch cast of HK-stars to play the rival Hong Kong thief gang also gunning for “The Sun’s Tear”, including Simon Yam and Angelica Lee. The HK press snapped most of the stars arriving in the muggy city to start the shoot last week.

Here’s a peek at the rival Hong Kong thief gang.

[Credit: all pictures as marked of the respective news agency via Baidu Thieves bar]


Upcoming Caper Movie Thieves Starts Filming in Hong Kong — 15 Comments

  1. Oooo this film is completly my thing. I do love Simon Yam and Angelica (who’s Malaysian I think) but I’d prefer if they got Anthony Wong (Chau Sang) and Cecilia Cheung.

    I share your sentiments regarding Hong Kong (and Macau).

  2. I can’t wait for this movie. I’m all on pins and needles to see how Kim Soo-hyun is going to factor into the gang and his chemistry with the older actors. With this cast, this movie should blow us out of the water.

  3. Oh my, this is so gonna be good! But where is my oppa Lee Jung Jae? Odiya?

    And yeap, Angelica is Malaysia but is married to a HK director (I think).

  4. When this film was announced a while back I was excited now I need it to be finished and in my DVD player! I just can’t wait! I’m near tears pinching myself with almost all my favorite actors–young, seasoned and sexy in the same freaking film! AH!

  5. The storyline sounds a bit over the top so far. A Korean gang (one that comprised of screen idols) gunning for a casino heist in Macau? Don’t they know the biggest obstacle for this sting would not be a ragtag local gang (comprised of former cat III actors) who has similar aspirations; it would be the triads (the powerful and well organized Chinese mafia) who control these operations and to a lesser extense, the yakusa, the equally powerful Japanese mafia who is a “minority shareholder” in these joints.

  6. Is Soo Hyun really that fat or did he just wake up (thus explaining the puffy face?)

    Note: I’m not against being fat. I’m just surprised at the difference between his Dream High face and this one because he looks like he’s having an allergic reaction (swelling) in this pic.

  7. Thank you so much koala!! I’ve been waiting for more news on this drama foever!!…damn this cast is friggin Gold..right from Kim Soo Hyun to Oh Dal Sae ..it’s like they took my favorite actors from every age group and put them together so that even if the movie is craptastic I wouldn’t miss it for the world

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