The Orphanage Remake Gets a Director
01.04.10 by Ryan
When American movie studios discover an effective foreign horror movie, their first instinct is to schedule a remake. Such is the case with the creepy Spanish horror movie The Orphanage, directed by Juan Antonio Bayona and produced by Guillermo Del Toro, which followed a woman who takes over the orphanage where she was raised to find that the same imaginary friend who terrorized her as a child is now friends with her son.
Variety reports that the remake has found a director in Mark Pellington (Arlington Road and The Mothman Prophecies). Del Toro is clearly interested in seeing a decent remake — he's serving as producer and co-writing the script with Larry Fessenden (The Last Winter).