Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
First Look: Matt Damon As An Astronaut In Ridley Scott’s ‘The Martian’ First Look: Matt Damon As An Astronaut In Ridley Scott’s ‘The Martian’ Cannes Review: Justin Kurzel's 'Macbeth' Starring Michael Fassbender & Marion Cotillard Cannes Review: Justin Kurzel's 'Macbeth' Starring Michael Fassbender & Marion Cotillard Watch: Incredible Vintage Footage Of Audience Reactions To 'The Exorcist' In 1973 Watch: Incredible Vintage Footage Of Audience Reactions To 'The Exorcist' In 1973 Cannes Review: Gaspar Noé's Hardcore And Softhearted 'Love' Cannes Review: Gaspar Noé's Hardcore And Softhearted 'Love' Here's The Character Backstory For Doof aka Guitar Flamethrower Dude In 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Here's The Character Backstory For Doof aka Guitar Flamethrower Dude In 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Cannes Review: Hou Hsiao-Hsien's 'The Assassin' Is An Epic Visual Poem Cannes Review: Hou Hsiao-Hsien's 'The Assassin' Is An Epic Visual Poem The 10 Most Controversial Cannes Films Ever The 10 Most Controversial Cannes Films Ever Roger Deakins To Shoot Denis Villeneuve's 'Blade Runner' Sequel Roger Deakins To Shoot Denis Villeneuve's 'Blade Runner' Sequel More NSFW Posters For Gaspar Noe's 3D 'Love' Plus The Official Director's Statement More NSFW Posters For Gaspar Noe's 3D 'Love' Plus The Official Director's Statement Cannes: Watch A Three Way Makeout In The First Clip From Gaspar Noe’s 3D ‘Love’ Plus New NSFW Image Cannes: Watch A Three Way Makeout In The First Clip From Gaspar Noe’s 3D ‘Love’ Plus New NSFW Image Simon Pegg Worries That Adults Obsessed With Comics & Sci-Fi Have Become "Infantilized By Our Own Taste" Simon Pegg Worries That Adults Obsessed With Comics & Sci-Fi Have Become "Infantilized By Our Own Taste" Cannes Review: Denis Villeneuve's 'Sicario' Starring Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin And Benicio Del Toro Cannes Review: Denis Villeneuve's 'Sicario' Starring Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin And Benicio Del Toro George Miller Says He Courted Heath Ledger To Lead 'Mad Max' In 2006, Reveals Title For 'Fury Road' Sequel George Miller Says He Courted Heath Ledger To Lead 'Mad Max' In 2006, Reveals Title For 'Fury Road' Sequel Watch: Michael Fassbender Takes The Stage In First Trailer For 'Steve Jobs' Watch: Michael Fassbender Takes The Stage In First Trailer For 'Steve Jobs' George Miller Says 'Interstellar' Came Close To What His Version Of 'Contact' Would've Been Like George Miller Says 'Interstellar' Came Close To What His Version Of 'Contact' Would've Been Like New NSFW, Extremely Graphic, Adults-Only Poster For Gaspar Noe's 'Love' New NSFW, Extremely Graphic, Adults-Only Poster For Gaspar Noe's 'Love' The 25 Best Films Of 2015 We've Already Seen The 25 Best Films Of 2015 We've Already Seen The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 25 Best Horror Films Of The 21st Century So Far The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season The 20 Best TV Shows Of The 2013/2014 Season All The Songs In 'Pitch Perfect' Including La Roux, David Guetta, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj & More All The Songs In 'Pitch Perfect' Including La Roux, David Guetta, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj & More

Neil Marshall To Direct 'Troll Hunter' Remake, Nancy Meyers Exits Latest Project & More

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist September 20, 2013 at 1:58PM

Norway's monster horror "Troll Hunter" made somewhat of a splash in genre circles when it was released stateside a couple of years back, so naturally, a remake is in order. And taking on writing and directing duties is "The Descent," "Centurion" and "Game Of Thrones" helmer Neil Marshall, who will redo the André Øvredal original.
0
Troll Hunter Neil Marshall

Norway's monster horror "Troll Hunter" made somewhat of a splash in genre circles when it was released stateside a couple of years back, so naturally, a remake is in order. And taking on writing and directing duties is "The Descent," "Centurion" and "Game Of Thrones" helmer Neil Marshall, who will redo the André Øvredal original (our review). Production will begin in early 2014 on the flick, which follows "a group of students investigating a series of mysterious bear killings. They follow a mysterious hunter into the deep woods, learning along the way that he is a troll hunter, and that the creatures killing those bears might not confine their appetites to that species only." Chris Columbus is among the producers. [Deadline]

Nancy Meyers, the powerhouse behind hits like “The Parent Trap," “Father of the Bride” and “Private Benjamin,” has exited what would have been her next directorial effort, a rom-com tentatively titled "Royal Wedding." She was re-writing the flick originally penned by "The Spectacular Now" writers Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber, and planned to get behind the camera too, but for undisclosed reasons she's bounced. So someone else will have to guide the movie which "focuses on the life of an American young woman, which gets turned upside down when she begins dating a very unlikely young man. The complexities that follow are bigger than both of them." Let's guess: he's a prince. [Deadline]

Ariel Vroman, who helmed the Michael Shannon-starring assassin flick "The Iceman," has lined up a new gig. He'll direct "Criminal," which follows "a brain damaged criminal—implanted with the memories of a murdered operative—who must help the CIA defuse a ticking bomb when a hacker overtakes the U.S. government’s nuclear submarines." WTF.  Doug Cook and David Weisberg dreamed up the script for this one. [Variety]

Lastly, the George Burns movie "Going In Style" is getting a remake, with Ted Melfi slated to direct, from his own script. Who is this guy? Well, he's in post on the already buzzy "St. Vincent De Van Nuys" starring Bill Murray and Melissa McCarthy, but why he's using that heat to do a remake about three old dudes planning a bank heist is beyond us. [Variety]

This article is related to: Troll Hunter, Neil Marshall, Nancy Meyers, Royal Wedding, Criminal, Ariel Vroman, Ted Melfi, Going In Style


The Playlist

The obsessives' guide to contemporary cinema via film discussion, news, reviews, features, nostalgia, movie music, soundtracks, DVDs and more.


E-Mail Updates