A flashy “action comedy” debuting next year in Vietnam uses bitcoin as a plot element amid a story of international intrigue and crime.
Bitcoins Heist focuses on “a team of criminals” assembled to catch a man wanted by intergovernmental police organization Interpol. As described in the English-language subtitles accompanying the teaser trailer released on 29th November, a “Special Agent Dada” is tasked with putting together a group that includes a hacker, a burglar and a forgery expert.
Bitcoins Heist is expected to be released sometime next year.
Among the cast members in the film is Suboi, a performance artist who The Guardian dubbed “Vietnam’s queen of rap”. A representative for Suboi was not immediately available for comment, but in an August interview with Vietnamese lifestyle e-zine AnyArena, Suboi said that the film will “be really fun”.
Notably, social media posts suggest that Bitcoins Heist wasn’t completed on schedule, which appears to have originally been intended for a November 2015 release.
In one post that contains pictures of the wrap party, actor Petey Majik writes that “If you didn’t party that night. You’d be finished already!!!”
“How about if you guys didn’t get so far behind in production, I would’ve been done two weeks ago!” Tran responded, followed by an emoji string.
BHD, the listed distributor for Bitcoins Heist, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The teaser trailer for Bitcoins Heist can be found below:
Images via YouTube