Universal Holds Remake Rights to Faux Doc 'The Troll Hunter'
Last month we found out that Magnet Releasing had picked up the distribution rights to the Norwegian faux documentary The Troll Hunter. Though more audiences will surely find the film with a theatrical distributor, the foreign nature of the film will likely still keep troves of other viewers away. That's why it makes sense that according to 24 Frames, Universal has snagged the remake rights to the film thus continuing an increase in properties and talents from Scandinavian territories. Though no plans have been set for a remake, it wouldn't be surprising to follow in the footsteps of other recent properties from across the seas. Read on!
Steig Larsson's Millenium Trilogy, starting with The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, is getting the American remake treatment along with the Swedish crime drama Snabba Cash which has Zac Efron involved with development. Luckily, it's not only the stories that are making their way to the States as Daniel Espinosa (who directed the original Snabba Cash) now finds himself directing the thriller Safe House with Ryan Reynolds and Denzel Washington. With The Troll Hunter, a story described as The Blair Witch Project meets Men in Black meets The Host, there's certainly a good chance for a big audience draw in the U.S. Interested?