In the vein of "Meet the Parents" and inspired by real events, the pitch follows an American guy who falls in love with a Korean woman while teaching English as a second language. He proposes marriage and she says yes, with a condition: Her Korean family must approve and they must have a traditional wedding in Korea. So the groom makes the trip with his family in an effort to marry his true love.
I wonder how that premise will go over here.
If they cast a Chinese woman in the lead I'm going to poop my pants.
In other news, Roy Lee, one of the men mentioned in that THR article, is the executive producer for a remake of probably my favorite Korean movie Failan, which starred Cecilia Cheung and Oldboy's Choi Min-sik. Without question it will suck, hard. Here's the plot synopsis, provided by an anonymous IMDB user:
In Brighton Beach, a young refugee woman winds up as the 'property' of Russian mobsters, who set her up in an arranged marriage. When she dies, however, the husband she never met discovers letters that his wife-to-be wrote him and, moved by her descriptions of the treatment she endured, he sets out to avenge her death.
Fuck you. So not only will it suck, but it won't be at all related to the original film. Bullshit like this makes me as cranky as a VANKer.