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John Abraham now tries action, Korean style

Prashant Singh, Hindustan Times  Mumbai, June 28, 2013
First Published: 11:20 IST(28/6/2013) | Last Updated: 14:43 IST(28/6/2013)

Post the success of Sanjay Gupta’s Shootout At Wadala, John Abraham is looking to do more action films. The actor is slated to star alongside Abhishek Bachchan in Gupta’s next, which also revolves around a shootout. And now we’ve come to know that he is set to do a desi adaptation of 2010 Korean movie, The Man from Nowhere.

To be produced by the actor’s production house, JA Entertainment, and Azure Entertainment, the yet-untitled film will hit the floors in September or October.

“The makers have bought the rights officially but it can’t be called a remake. The storyline has been altered to suit Indian audiences,” says an industry insider.

What’s also interesting is that the film will see John teaming up with director Nishikant Kamat, who he has worked with in Force (2011). “It’s an out-and-out thriller and John is extremely excited. Right now, Kamat and a team of writers are wrapping up the script at Ramoji Rao studios (in Hyderabad),” adds the insider.

Other details, such as the title and the leading lady, will be worked upon once Kamat comes back from Hyderabad. “Both John and Kamat have a superb working relationship. Plus, the actor is also happy to team up with Azure Entertainment because they give the director-actor team complete freedom to execute their creative decisions,” adds the insider.

Despite repeated attempts, neither John nor Kamat could be reached for a comment.

What’s the plot?
The Man From Nowhere is a 2010 South Korean film starring Won Bin and directed by Lee Jeong-beom. It was the country’s highest-grossing film in 2010 and was also released in the United States and Canada. The film follows the story of a vengeful man who embarks on a murderous rampage when the only person who understands him is taken from him.

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