7:13 pm - 03/08/2012

Shawn Christensen To Write ‘The Man From Nowhere’ Redo For Dimension Films

Bob Weinstein and SVP Matthew Signer acquired rights to the South Korean action thriller The Man From Nowhere this year and will supervise development of an English-language remake. Weinstein personally sought out Shawn Christensen after reading the spec draft of the writer’s Abduction, which Lionsgate bought last year after a bidding war. Directed by Lee Jeong-beom, the original Nowhere 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. The film opened 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 recently won the International Audience Award for Curfew, which he wrote, directed and starred in, at the Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival in France, one of the world’s most important short film events.

Source: Deadline Hollywood

dnw. We don't need a terrible remake from the writer of Abduction; we don't need a remake at all.
diplodorkus 9th-Mar-2012 12:34 am (UTC)
s e r i o u s l y

just stop. stop remaking these things. they're amazing as they are.
also, thank you for reminding me I need to get my dvd of this back from my friend e____e
luvey 9th-Mar-2012 12:34 am (UTC)
No no no leave that perfect movie alone
labobo93 9th-Mar-2012 12:37 am (UTC)
ugh why
epikfailure 9th-Mar-2012 12:38 am (UTC)
dnw at all omg leave the perfection as it is thank you
spread 9th-Mar-2012 12:38 am (UTC)
There is no god!!
This is an unholy act among the cinema gods..
If this stars llama boy, I'm flipping planets.
hpn88 9th-Mar-2012 12:40 am (UTC)
I hope this is like akira and oldboy and gets stalled and hopefully all 3 remakes will never see the light of day
asnindie 9th-Mar-2012 12:43 am (UTC)
Oh no get away from this film, it was a beautiful movie and I don't want the kid/Won Bin relationship to turned in to something dumb.
cassie_cloud9 9th-Mar-2012 12:47 am (UTC)
Omg nooooooooooo! Why the hell do they always have to fuck with perfection!
gundae 9th-Mar-2012 12:55 am (UTC)
crypticbluerose 9th-Mar-2012 01:04 am (UTC)
hoooow dare you
reebeegee 9th-Mar-2012 01:13 am (UTC)
The Korean movie is perfect. This doesn't need to have an American remake. Just watch the damn Korean one with English subtitles and suck it up -.-
88keyz2nun 9th-Mar-2012 01:13 am (UTC)
inurbed 9th-Mar-2012 01:34 am (UTC)
Fuck NO. My fellow americans need to stop remaking other people stuff. Seriously GTFO
aleksu7 9th-Mar-2012 01:42 am (UTC)
Oh, come on! Stop with this bullshit, first Oldboy now The man from nowhere...

No! We don't want it, ty.
uledy 9th-Mar-2012 01:49 am (UTC)
because Abduction was a masterpiece and we all want some more of that...it was such a juvenile script tbh...
rikayla 9th-Mar-2012 02:51 am (UTC)
lol ikr
aniloratka 9th-Mar-2012 04:30 pm (UTC)
it wasn't that bad, I actually enjoy this movie.
lysblack 9th-Mar-2012 02:17 am (UTC)
muzegrey 9th-Mar-2012 03:31 am (UTC)
Um, honestly, this movie is almost exactly the same as Leon (The Professional) - which was done much better in my opinion.
yunhalove 9th-Mar-2012 06:36 am (UTC)
um what? imo, they were completely different. o_O besides the whole former-hitman/child schtick, which is common trope they weren't really similar at all. be it plotwise, cinematographywise, etc, etc.

Edited at 2012-03-09 06:36 am (UTC)
tibara 9th-Mar-2012 03:36 am (UTC)
tsuyoi_hikari 9th-Mar-2012 04:05 am (UTC)

The original is perfect already. A remake most definitely will flop in term of success and overall quality.
falling_empress 9th-Mar-2012 04:31 am (UTC)
No, really we're good but thanks for offering.
linzer_jello 9th-Mar-2012 05:17 am (UTC)
People need to just watching fucking Won Bin do his shit while being extremely bangable
anconeous 9th-Mar-2012 10:05 am (UTC)
OH FUCK NO. How dare they even think of remaking it?

It won't be the same without Won Bin. He was the reason the movie even turned out the way it was.
valieleen 9th-Mar-2012 10:06 am (UTC)
I honestly don't think the Korean original was that good to begin with.. Won Bin and the cute kid saved that movie.
automatic_love 9th-Mar-2012 12:17 pm (UTC)
Can they not! lmao the writer of Abduction and starring Channing Tatum prob DNW!
k4shia 9th-Mar-2012 03:37 pm (UTC)
they are making it like Americans are unable to read subtitles in the movie. . .
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