2011 was a great year for South Korean worldwide when I Saw The Devil and The Man From Nowhere receiving great positive reviews and now news has broke that The Man From Nowhere is now in line to be remade for Hollywood. Dimension Films have picked up have picked up the rights for an English language version of the action thriller directed by Jeong-boem Lee and starring Bin Won who plays a pawn shop owner who is dragged back into the violent life he left behind to protect a young girl from a gang of organ harvesters.
Collider are reporting that Abduction writer Shawn Christensen will pen the new script, and Bob Weinstein of Weinstein Co explained..
“We have always been huge action and martial arts fans and are getting back into the genre in a big way with The Man from Nowhere. It’s a slick, fast-paced action thriller anchored by a strong emotional relationship that audiences are going to love.”
Christensen commented, “I am excited and honored to work alongside Bob and the team at Dimension. I’m a huge fan of the original The Man From Nowhere, and look forward to bringing it to American audiences.”
Below is the trailer, check out and read our review as well
Scarred by traumatic events resulting from his past, former special agent Tae-shik (Bin Won) lives in solitude running a pawnshop in a rundown neighbourhood. His only contact with the world is through his customers and his next-door neighbours, a young girl named So-mi (Sae-ron Kim) and her mother, an exotic club dancer and drug addict. Neglected by her mother and shunned by the kids at school, So-mi gradually forms a bond of friendship with the loner Tae-shik.
But one day, So-mi and her mother disappear. When it becomes apparent that mobsters connected to So-mi’s mother’s drug dealing have kidnapped them, Tae-shik is forced to leave his private sanctuary and to go out into the world in search of his one and only friend. In a bid to ensure So-mi’s safety, Tae-shik agrees to perform a one-off job for the gangsters holding the girl. The job turns out to be a set-up that makes him the target of both a rival gang and of an intense police manhunt. On the run from both sides of the law, and risking him life every step of the way, Tae-shik moves ever closer to discovering So-mi’s whereabouts, but in doing so, he also risks revealing the hidden secrets of his past…