Back in 2010, many were impressed by the Norwegian found footage fantasy horror Troll Hunter. The film quickly ignited Hollywood interest, with Chris Columbus signing on to produce a remake in June 2011. Now the do-over is moving forward, with Deadline reporting that Neil Marshall has signed on to rewrite and direct the
The original movie, directed by André Ø, followed a group of students investigating a series of bear killings. They meet up with a mysterious troll hunter, who shows them the gigantic beasts who are really responsible for the killings, and are being hidden by the government in the frozen north of Norway. It’s not known how closely the remake will stick to this.
Production is scheduled to begin in early 2014, on a budget of $25 million. Marc Haimes (Men In Black II) wrote the original draft of the screenplay, but the filmmaker will do a director’s pass on the script before production begins in early 2014.