Film industry sources commented, “Lee Jung Jae and Jun Ji Hyun will be working with Choi Dong Hoon once again. After Lee Jung Jae finishes filming for the movie ‘Big Match’ and Jun Ji Hyun finishes ‘Man from the Stars,’ the two will go right into shooting for this new film.”
Another film industry source stated, “Director Choi Dong Hoon has always thought of Lee Jung Jae and Jun Ji Hyun when he wrote the scenario for the new film, which shows how much faith he has in them. In the film industry, this new film is already being called ‘the second Thieves,’ showing that there is already a high level of anticipation.”
The new film titled “Assassin” (working title) is a caper movie set in the 1930s. Just like “The Thieves,” part of the filming location for “Assassin” will take place in Shanghai, China.
However, other news reports state that Jun Ji Hyun’s casting is not yet finalized. Her agency stated, “It is true that Jun Ji Hyun received the script for ‘Assassin’ but she is totally focused on ‘Man from the Stars’ at the moment that she has not had time to finalize her decision. She is positively reviewing the script right now and will be making a decision after the drama ends.”
It is reported that the film will start its production around the fall time after the cast has been finalized.