Director Guillermo del Toro is gearing up to produce a remake of the Spanish-language film The Orphanage. According to Variety, New Line is in advanced negotiations to produce this new American version.
Del Toro was a creative supervisor on the original film, which marked the directorial debut of Juan Antonio Bayona. The film's plot revolves around a woman who returns to run the orphanage where she was raised. She is terrified to find her own child playing with the imaginary friend that used to torture her when she was a child.
Warner Brothers is releasing the original film in Spain on October 11th. The American version does not have a set start date at this time.