New Line Plans “Man From Nowhere” Remake

New Line Cinema has acquired the remake rights to CJ Entertainment’s 2010 Korean blockbuster “The Man From Nowhere”.

Lee Jeong-beom helmed the original which 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 at the top of the Korean box office in 2010 and held it for five weeks, becoming the year’s highest grossing Korean film.

Dimension Films originally acquired the property for a remake, but let it languish, the rights then returned to CJ who’ve now given it to New Line.

Source: Deadline