Dimension Films announced that it has acquired the direct to produce the Hollywood version of Ajeossi (known internationally as The Man From Nowhere), South Korean thriller that became the highest grossing in the country in 2010, passing in front of some American blockbusters: as The origin and Iron Man 2.
This movie is starring by Won Bin and directed by Lee Jeong-Beom. The story follows a quiet pawnshop keeper with a violent past takes on a drug- and organ trafficking ring in hope of saving the child who is his only friend.
Personal Comment: Well, I liked this movie very much and I was surprised, because I was watching it without compromise thinking "Oh, one more violent film." Yes, there will always be people who dislike this kind of plot. But it costs nothing to take a look and then compare with future American adaptation.
I hope that this adaptation is consistent, although this film doesn´t escape what we're used to seeing in American movies. I'm curious to know who will be the protagonist in the American version.
The actor Won Bin is excellent and the fight scenes are well worked (I loved them), as the story itself. It´s the famous macho guy, that is, I´m quiet in my corner, but don´t pass your limit with me or hurt my loved ones ... Wow. No wonder that the South Korean films are becoming famous. :)
Trailer: The video quality isn´t good.