Bet you didn’t know these 8 films were Asian before they went Hollywood! Well, I’m sure at least with a few of them you knew.
But what really defines a remake? Is it a reinterpretation of a story? Does it mean doing it better than the previous director? Or is it simply replacing Asian actors with American actors, and doing the film in English, as in these remakes?
In any case, the film better offer something enjoyable to watch. And the best one’s improve on the story, and add elements to the plot.