According to Variety, it's the first time a Korean film has received U.S. studio coin and a Stateside distribution commitment before its local release.
Thirst stars Song Kang-ho (Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, The Host, The Good the Bad and the Weird) and Shin Ha-kyun (Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance). Involving unusually risque elements, the film also stars Kim Ok-bi (Dasepo Naughty Girls) as leading lady.
The film is about a priest who participates in a medical experiment to find a cure for a deadly disease with traumatic repercussions.
It is scheduled to be completed in time for a festival bow in mid-2009.