warner picks up remake rights for the chaser

Yet another Asian movie gets the Hollywood remake treatment... Warner Bros. has reportedly picked up remake rights to South Korean thriller, The Chaser, according to Variety: Warner Bros. Buys South Korea's Chaser.

The movie, directed by Na Hong-jin, is loosely based on the exploits of a real-life serial killer, and has been a surprise hit at the Korean box office, thanks to strong word of mouth from audiences and critics. Okay, a serial killer movie. Just based on the description, I'm not clear what's so special about this film that warrants a remake... What's the hook? I guess I'll have to check out this movie for myself. The original, I mean.

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