The Chaser centres on a corrupt detective turned pimp who races against time to find a young woman kidnapped by a serial killer.
IFC's director of acquisitions and production Elizabeth Nastro negotiated the deal with Finecut CEO Youngjoo Suh.
'There's a reason that this film is already being remade,' IFC president Jonathan Sehring said. 'It's an ingeniously plotted twist on the serial killer genre.
'We are thrilled to introduce Na Hong-Jin to an American audience and hope this is the beginning of a long relationship.'