Indian cinema saw a Korean film’s remake, Rocky Handsome released in 2016. The film starred John Abraham and was a remake of ‘The Man From Nowhere’. While the Hindi remake didn’t turn out well, New Line studios are planning to create its English remake. The English remake of the film is reuniting John Wick’s team, Chad Stahelski, and Derek Kolstad.
Chad had directed the John Wick film, while Derek served as the action franchise’s writer. For the remake of ‘The Man From Nowhere,’ Kolstad will be writing the film, with Chad serving as a producer with Jason Splitz under their 87 Eleven Entertainment production banner.
The Korean film was about a quiet pawnshop keeper, with a violent past. He takes on a drug and organ trafficking mafia when a little girl who is his only best friend gets kidnapped. ‘The Man From Nowhere’ opened at No. 1 in 2010 at the Korean box office. It became the highest-grossing Korean film at the end of its run.
New Line is elated to recruit Stahelski and Kolstad as their partnership in the John Wick series proved more than fruitful. The three John Wick series has grossed more than $579 million, which New Line hopes the duo can replicate with ‘The Man From Nowhere’ remake.
Stahelski’s last film as a director was John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum. The film was a success, with a sequel already in works.
Let’s see how the English remake fairs at the box office. Do you think that the English remake of the film will give justice to the original film? Tell us in the comments section.