Dimension Films announced today that they have acquired the rights to the English-language remake of The Man From Nowhere. The original South Korean action thriller was 2010s highest-grossing film at the Korean box office, surpassing blockbusters such as Inception and Iron Man 2.
“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,'” said Bob Weinstein, co-chairman of The Weinstein Company. “It’s a slick, fast-paced action thriller anchored by a strong emotional relationship that audiences are going to love.”
Dimension has tapped Shawn Christensen (Abduction) to pen the script. The original film 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.
“I am excited and honored to work alongside Bob and the team at Dimension,” said Christensen. “I’m a huge fan of the original ‘The Man From Nowhere,’ and look forward to bringing it to American audiences.
Check back for updates on The Man From Nowhere as they become available.