Chris Columbus Set To Remake Troll Hunter
Though the Norwegian pseudo-horror flick Troll Hunter only just opened in the United States on June 10th, writer-director-producer Chris Columbus has already wrapped the remake rights. Men in Black 2 and Hotel for Dogs producer Marc Haimes will pen the screenplay even as Deadline reports that he is hard at work on two other scripts, Jitters and Elevator Man.
Troll Hunter is a Blair Witch-esque mockumentary that tells the story of a group of college students who travel into the forest to film a documentary about a supposed bear poacher. Instead of finding the poacher, the students stumble upon something far more remarkable, a man who hunts giant trolls. The Norwegian original was directed by Andre Ovredal and features a mostly unknown cast.
With the rights to Troll Hunter only just acquired no casting has yet to be announced though one can expect that another mostly unknown cast is likely with the Trolls as the true stars of the film.