The Talent: Director Spike Lee, stars Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen and Sharlto Copley.
The Pitch: American remake of Park Chan-wook's classic Korean revenge saga, about a man (Josh Brolin) released from 15 years' captivity and given a few days to figure out why he was imprisoned.
The Hook: Given the involvement of Spike Lee, and some smart casting decisions, this is the most promising Hollywood take on an Asian thriller since Scorsese's The Departed - provided it's willing to go to the dark places that Park took the original.
Defining Feature: At one point, this was going to be a Steven Spielberg / Will Smith project. Hard to imagine if you know the original.