Christopher Columbus to Direct Remake of Korean Film 'Hello Ghost'
While most of us are hoping we don't have to endure a sequel to Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, that doesn't mean director Christopher Columbus won't be bringing another film to the big screen. Deadline reports the filmmaker who launched the Harry Potter franchise is now set to direct a remake of the 2010 Korean film Hello Ghost. The story follows a young man who fails to kill himself, and then finds himself haunted by four ghosts. The young man finds himself helping each one fulfill a certain wish and unintentionally discovering things in his life that make him happy and forget about his depression.
Columbus comments on the film, "After watching Hello Ghost I was immediately struck by the film's ability to mix comedy, drama and complex emotional themes. Its strong universal storyline translates to any culture, and I’m looking forward to bringing a version of this wonderful story to the English-speaking audience.” I'm pretty sure we've seen this story played out with Ricky Gervais underrated comedy Ghost Town, but maybe a change in the age of the main character and the addition of suicide will change the tone a bit. Either way, Columbus doesn't inspire much confidence in a project anymore, so I can't say I'm too thrilled. What do you think?