André Øvredal's Trollhunter is opening in select theaters today and can still be found on VOD platforms. An American remake of the Norwegian movie has been brewing for some time now, and the project has finally found a home with producer Chris Columbus and his 1492 Pictures company. We first reported about a potential Trollhunter remake in April.
Marc Haimes (Men In Black II) has been hired to write the screenplay for 1492 Productions, which is teaming up with CJ Entertainment & Media on the remake. Here's what Chris Columbus, the original creator behind Gremlins, had to say about this project.
"Trollhunter was a visceral, thrilling, cinematic rock and roller coaster ride of a movie. 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."
There is no word yet whether or not Chris Columbus will direct the Trollhunter remake, or if he will only produce. The original Trollhunter centers on students investigating a series of mysterious murders, who come across a man hunting gigantic trolls in a remote part of Norway.