Warner Bros. has picked up remake rights to South Korea’s surprise hit The Chaser from director Na Hong-jin, reports Variety.
The deal, announced in Seoul on Thursday, is for $1 million plus various incentives based on the remake’s box office performance. Kim Su-jin, head of production house Bidangil Pictures, will also receive a co-production credit.
Warner is negotiating to assign a screenwriter and producer to the project.
The midbudget thriller has earned more than $20 million in 20 days of release thanks to strong word of mouth from audiences and critics.
The film is based loosely on the exploits of a real-life serial killer, played by Ha Jung-woo (Never Forever).