EXCLUSIVE: New Line has acquired remake rights to the 2010 Korean blockbuster The Man From Nowhere from CJ Entertainment. 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 with a $41M gross. Dimension Films originally acquired the property for a remake, but it languished and the rights came back to CJ.
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