Good News for the TROLL HUNTER Remake - Neil Marshall Brought on Board to Direct!
Hey guys! Horrorella here...
Interesting development on the TROLL HUNTER front. A couple of years ago, Chris Columbus picked up the rights to the Norwegian found-footage film through his 1492 Pictures, intending to remake it for American audiences. Fans of the original (myself among them) kind of groaned at this, fearing that the teeth and style would be taken out of the dark spin on fairytale monsters, and that it would be turned into something for a younger and decidedly more American and family-friendly audience.
I, for one, am a little less afraid of that now that this news has broken. Deadline is reporting that genre fave Neil Marshall (DOG SOLDIERS, THE DESCENT, DOOMSDAY, CENTURION) has been named director, and will be taking over script duties from Marc Haimes. Exciting news! I am psyched whenever Neil Marshall is brought on board ANY project, but I feel more confident that this film is in good, capable hands.
The original film was directed by André Øvredal and focused on a group of students setting out to make a documentary about a possible case of illegal poaching, only to stumble on to a government-sanctioned initiative to keep the wild troll population at bay.
I hope that Marshall sticks with the tone set up in the original film. Øvredal played the story straight, for the most part, not poking fun at the concept. There were some dry comedic moments, sure, but overall, it was still pretty dark. And the trolls were portrayed as being dangerous creatures, while sticking closely to their roots in legend and their fairytale look.
The trailer is below. If you haven't seen this film yet, I highly recommend it. It's a cool premise and is really a lot of fun.
What do you guys think? Is Marshall the right choice?
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