John Abraham's production banner JA Entertainment is in talks with Sunir Kheterpal's Azure Entertainment for the remaking of the 2010 blockbuster Korean movie The Man from Nowhere. Titled Rocky Handsome, the upcoming film will see John in a leaner, meaner and a menacing form compared to his beefy frame seen in the 2011 action thriller Force.
Rocky Handsome, which too is an action flick, will see Johnny boy as a grudging person who is hell bent on extracting revenge over an illegal drug network that has consumed the innocent life of a tender eight-year-old girl as well as her mother.
In the film, John is seen sharing a special affection with the child, who with her mother, become victims of a ruthless drug mafia. When John gets to know of their trauma, he swears revenge and goes on a killing spree against the mafia.
While sizzling southern beauty Shruti Hassan has been roped in to play the role of the mother, the child artist who will play the character of the eight-year-old girl has not been disclosed to the media.
The original South Korean film was a gory narrative that was jam-packed with extreme action. But, the upcoming Hindi flick will be more commercial in nature, with the elements of songs and dances being injected in true, typical Bollywood flavour.
Helmed by Nishikant Kamath, the super-action drama will go on the floor at Goa in May. And according to Kheterpal, the movie is slated to hit the screens on February 6, 2015.