As Troll Hunter debuts today in U.S. theaters and on Video On Demand, Chris Columbus’ 1492 Pictures and CJ Entertainment & Media announced they’ve partnered to remake the 2010 Norwegian horror film.
Directed by André Øvredal (Spinoff interviewed him last last month), the fast-paced thriller follows a group of students who set out to make a documentary about a suspected bear poach only to discover he’s tracking much larger prey — trolls, fairy-tale creatures whose existence has been kept secret from the government.
Deadline reports that Marc Haimes will write the script for the remake, while Columbus will produce with his partners Michael Barnathan and Mark Radcliffe, and CJ Entertainment. Original producer John M. Jacobsen and his partner Sveinung Golimo are also involved.
“Troll Hunter was a visceral, thrilling cinematic rock and roller coaster ride of a movie,” Columbus says. “Visually, there are scenes in this film that American audiences have never seen. We want to introduce an International audience to this amazing moviegoing experience!”
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