'Money Heist: Korea - Joint Economic Area' Trailer: New gang, new territory and a 'revolutionary crime'
‘Money Heist’ was Netflix’s first global success and became one of the most-watched shows on the streaming platform. The show went on to become a cultural phenomenon and created a lot of impact on people’s lives. So, it doesn’t come as a shock that it has inspired a country like South Korea to create a show like ‘Money Heist’. Adapted from the Spanish hit series, ‘Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area’ has unveiled the first full-length trailer for the upcoming show and it seems fans should get ready for another thrilling ride.
The upcoming Korean series takes a lot of elements from the original series and narrates the story of a group attempting to pull off an unprecedented heist from Korea’s Joint Economic Area. For the uninitiated, the series sees the unification of South and North Korea. They established a Joint Economic Area where they stashed all the money. The unification was thought to be a good step for people because it will provide more employment opportunities. However, the corrupt officials from the government made it even harder for people to work and earn money. Only the rich got richer.
So, the group makes a plan to rob the Korean mint and start a revolution. The trailer hints that it’s going to be a thrilling ride packed with stunning action sequences.
The clip starts with Tokyo telling viewers how she met Professor for the first time and as soon as you see the sequence, you realize how similar the scene is to the original series. A few moments later we get to know that the Joint Economic Area was expected to make everyone’s lives better. However, only the rich got richer.
Professor’s plan is to steal 4 trillion South Korean WON from the Korean Mint and get out of their like wind. However, we know that it doesn’t end up being like that. The cast members get ready for the heist in red jumpsuits and iconic masks.
The rest of the clip is all about how the gang members enter the mint and try stealing the money by taking people hostage. The trailer is filled with extraordinary action sequences and gunfights. The gang divides North Koreans and South Korean and warns them that the other side will pay if any tries to do something silly.
In the second half of the trailer, we get to see a joint unit made by both countries to tackle the matter. However, things get really heated when the heist goes much longer than expected and cracks start to appear in the heist group as well. The trailer ends with Professor saying that getting people on their side is the last piece of the puzzle and the heist will go down in history as a “revolutionary crime”.
The trailer looks promising and true to the source material. Yes, the locations have changed, the language has changed, but the theme remains the same, and emotions as well. Also, it’ll be interesting to see if any rendition of “Bella Ciao” also gets featured in the series. Nevertheless, the trailer has made everyone excited about the show and we can’t wait for it to arrive on Netflix.
The show stars Yoo ji-Tae (Professor), Park Hae-soo (Berlin), Jun Jung-seo (Tokyo), Kim Yunjin (Seon Woojin), Lee Won-jong (Moscow), Kim Ji-hun (Denver), Jang Yoon-ju (Nairobi), Lee Hyun-woo (Rio), Kim Ji-hoon (Helsinki), Lee Kyu-ho (Oslo), Park Myung-hoon (Cho Youngmin), Kim Sung-o (Cha Moohyuk), and Lee Joobeen (Yun Misun).
The series is helmed by Kim Hong-Sun and penned by Ryu Yong-Jae, Kim Hwan-Chae, and Choe Sung-Jun. Meanwhile, original series creator Alex Pina serves as an executive producer on the show.
‘Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area’ will be premiering exclusively on Netflix on June 24.