Latest Entertainment News Headlines

Korea's record-setting Man From Nowhere is coming to America

03.09.2012

The Weinstein Company has picked up the rights to remake South Korea's 2010 box office champion THE MAN FROM NOWHERE.

The original film was released on Blu-Ray last year and tells the story of former top special agent, Tae-Sik Cha (Bin Won) who lives a quiet life as a pawnshop owner. But when his upstairs neighbor involves him with drug-dealing gangsters and is abducted along with her young daughter, Cha must call upon his dormant, lethal skills to try to rescue them and exact a brutal revenge on the villains.

Despite the plot sounding eerily similar to THE PROFESSIONAL, this film does stand on its own as a solid action movie.  THE MAN FROM NOWHERE picked up a ton of awards when it was originally released and the Weinsteins seem to think that will replicate well for American audiences.

South Korea has had a great surge in film-making over the last twenty years. OLDBOY, I SAW THE DEVIL, TAE GUK GI, and SHIRI are just a few that jump out at first thought. I am not a fan of just remaking Asian films for American audiences when you already have a quality movie to begin with, but, if handled properly, this could be one of the better results.

Check out the original Korean trailer below.

Extra Tidbit: The latest casting news on the OLDBOY remake actually has me less concerned and more excited.
Source: Yahoo

RECOMMENDED MOVIE NEWS

MORE FUN FROM AROUND THE WEB

Strikeback
Not registered? Sign-up!
Or

12:26AM on 03/12/2012
So we're not producing original scripts just remaking movies, and not just old American films but original movies from OTHER countries.

Wow! Why don't we just stick a fork in America alltogether because apparently we don't make anything here (despite an abundance of resources inhouse), even in our entertainment industry.

I LOVED Man from Nowhere, and I thought what made it stand out from a number of other films with a similar premise was the standout filming style and camerawork.
So we're not producing original scripts just remaking movies, and not just old American films but original movies from OTHER countries.

Wow! Why don't we just stick a fork in America alltogether because apparently we don't make anything here (despite an abundance of resources inhouse), even in our entertainment industry.

I LOVED Man from Nowhere, and I thought what made it stand out from a number of other films with a similar premise was the standout filming style and camerawork. Without that vision, this is just another hollow excuse to make an hour and half of mindless violence just seem less "mindless".

If it weren't for the fact that the movie is already on Netflix I'd suggest they re-release the it.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
1:49AM on 03/11/2012

Nope!

I got a few of my friends to watch this film. Afterwards, they were glad I did. This film is one of the few I dub 'perfect' in my book. One of the better ideas that stuck with me throughout the film was the mix of different [link] that participated in the story. For that matter, English is already spoken in some parts of the film. Remaking it for an "Amurrican" audience is a BAD idea, imo. Bah!
I got a few of my friends to watch this film. Afterwards, they were glad I did. This film is one of the few I dub 'perfect' in my book. One of the better ideas that stuck with me throughout the film was the mix of different [link] that participated in the story. For that matter, English is already spoken in some parts of the film. Remaking it for an "Amurrican" audience is a BAD idea, imo. Bah!
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
5:13PM on 03/10/2012
Instead they should just bring this guy to act in the States.
Instead they should just bring this guy to act in the States.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
3:31AM on 03/10/2012

hollywood is a vampire

all they do is bite into other cultures and suck them dry, mangling the product as they go.
all they do is bite into other cultures and suck them dry, mangling the product as they go.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
2:58AM on 03/10/2012
First Oldboy and now this? Next thing you know Hollywood will be making a PG-13 I Saw the Devil.
First Oldboy and now this? Next thing you know Hollywood will be making a PG-13 I Saw the Devil.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
12:10AM on 03/12/2012
SHHHHH!! Don't give them any ideas!
SHHHHH!! Don't give them any ideas!
11:13PM on 03/09/2012

So...

When do I finally stop supporting American movies all together? Now? Ok.
When do I finally stop supporting American movies all together? Now? Ok.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
10:46PM on 03/09/2012
I don't see any point in remaking this. The movie was very enjoyable, even though the plot was generic, the atmosphere, performances, and action was what set it apart. You remake this in America, it's just going to turn into generic tripe. You might as well have Jason Statham star in it and throw in a a nu-metal soundtrack... o wait
I don't see any point in remaking this. The movie was very enjoyable, even though the plot was generic, the atmosphere, performances, and action was what set it apart. You remake this in America, it's just going to turn into generic tripe. You might as well have Jason Statham star in it and throw in a a nu-metal soundtrack... o wait
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
1:10AM on 03/10/2012
Just saw this tonight and...exactly this.
Just saw this tonight and...exactly this.
10:39PM on 03/09/2012

Come On...

... It's the Weinsteins! We all know how the making of this film will go:
1) They'll make it on the cheap
2) Screw with the story
3) Fire the director
4) Re-hire the director
5) The director will edit the film
6) Harvey will re-edit the film
7) A release date will be set
8) The release date will pass with no film and no new release date set
9) The film debuts on DVD three years from the last day of post production
That's more than likely how this very good film will be translated
... It's the Weinsteins! We all know how the making of this film will go:
1) They'll make it on the cheap
2) Screw with the story
3) Fire the director
4) Re-hire the director
5) The director will edit the film
6) Harvey will re-edit the film
7) A release date will be set
8) The release date will pass with no film and no new release date set
9) The film debuts on DVD three years from the last day of post production
That's more than likely how this very good film will be translated by the Weinsteins for American audiences. This sucks!
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
+2
10:00PM on 03/09/2012
You've got to be fucking kidding me. Oldboy, Lady Vengeance, The Chaser, JSA, Thirst, The Host, The Housemaid, and now this.
You've got to be fucking kidding me. Oldboy, Lady Vengeance, The Chaser, JSA, Thirst, The Host, The Housemaid, and now this.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
8:09PM on 03/09/2012

Pointless

The movie was alright, but the real emotional seller in that flick was the little girl. Won Bin bores the fuck out of me. Maybe the remake will be better! Instead, I say move on to something else; like an original title.
The movie was alright, but the real emotional seller in that flick was the little girl. Won Bin bores the fuck out of me. Maybe the remake will be better! Instead, I say move on to something else; like an original title.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
6:54PM on 03/09/2012
One of my all time favorite movies. A remake should be pretty interesting.
One of my all time favorite movies. A remake should be pretty interesting.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
6:52PM on 03/09/2012

Aw damnit.

I LOVED the Man From Nowhere, there is absolutely no purpose in remaking it. Why can't they just do the same thing they did as when Crouching Tiger came to the U.S. and use the cut with subtitles?
I LOVED the Man From Nowhere, there is absolutely no purpose in remaking it. Why can't they just do the same thing they did as when Crouching Tiger came to the U.S. and use the cut with subtitles?
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
View All Comments

Latest Entertainment News Headlines


Top
Loading...

Featured Youtube Videos

Views and Counting