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Monahan & DiCaprio Remake Chaser

By Garth Franklin Friday March 7th 2008 12:36AM

Scribe William Monahan ("Kingdom of Heaven," "The Departed") is in discussions to adapt and produce an American remake of the Korean thriller "The Chaser".

Leonardo DiCaprio is circling the lead role of an ex-cop who goes on the warpath trying to find a missing girl.

The girl, who may or may not be alive, is being used by a serial killer to taunt the police. The story is loosely based on the exploits of a real-life serial killer.

Warner Bros. Pictures just picked up the remake rights to the project and is developing with Vertigo Entertainment's Roy Lee and Doug Davison.

"Chaser," from director Na Hong-jin, has been a hit in Korea, grossing more than $20 million in just three weeks.

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