A historical pic jam-packed with comedy veterans has been set to hit theaters next month.
Korea’s distribution firm NEW confirmed through a press release Thursday that “The Grand Heist,” starring actors Cha Tae-hyun, Oh Ji-ho and actress Min Hyo-rin, will open on August 9.
The plot of the Joseon Dynasty-set comedy resembles that of George Clooney’s “Ocean’s Eleven.” The two-hour pic goes around the story of skillful thieves trying to rob ‘Seobingo,’ the government office in the Joseon Dynasty that manages the royal ice box.
In the time when ice was the symbol of power, perhaps more valuable than gold, vice-premiere Cho Myung-soo set the second vice-premiere up to monopolize the ice in Seobingo.
Duk-moo (played by Cha), who is the second vice-premiere’s son, comes up with an idea to make fool of Cho by robbing the storage first. Planning every little detail for the secret plan, he hires about eight professionals from different fields, such as people who make bombs, pull wagons and rob old tombs.
While the film is getting closer to competing with other historical comedies this summer, the distributor uploaded a behind-the-scene clip of the five-month shooting process on the film’s official website Wednesday.
Additionally, the officials said there will be 50,000-people preview sessions held across the country soon, which will probably be the biggest preview event among Korean movies in 2012.
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