The Man From Nowhere is the latest South Korean thrillers to get a remake. Deadline reports that Dimension Films has acquired remake rights from CJ Entertainment. Shawn Christensen has been hired after Harvey Weinstein read his spec script for Abduction.
Lee Jeong-beom directed the original film, which follows "a quiet pawnshop keeper with a violent past who takes on a drug- and organ-trafficking ring to save the child who is his only friend." It opened at No. 1 at the Korean box office in August 2010 and held the top spot for five weeks in a row, becoming that year’s highest-grossing Korean film.
Christensen co-wrote Enter Nowhere with Jason Dolan, which is being released by Lionsgate. He also penned the Black List spec for Karma Coalition, which sold to Warner Bros.
I am not sure how I feel about this remake, as the original is simply amazing. If you have not seen this film, check it out now. Do you think that this movie should get the remake treatment?