Hollywood Remake of 'The Troll Hunter' Still in the Works at Universal
There's a film this summer that I'm very excited to see released as it kicks ass - Troll Hunter! Just last week we debuted the official US trailer for the Norwegian film about a group of students who follow a troll hunter around as he hunts and kills trolls in the forests of Norway. The remake rights were snagged last year by Universal before many had even seen this, but with no update since, some began to think it wasn't happening anymore. That's not really the case, as JoBlo (via Twitch) posted a few new quotes today from Troll Hunter director André Øvredal confirming it is in the works, just still being negotiated. Read on!
Here's the key quotes from André Øvredal about the Troll Hunter remake and its status via AITH:
"There is a contract negotiation going on," the director said enthusiastically. "But it's taking months, just because of details in the contract. There should be an announcement within several weeks."
"They have to make the announcement, but I am very proud that these people want to do the remake," Øvredal said, referencing mysterious participants whose identities he wouldn't divulge. "I'm very happy about it."
It's always good to hear that people behind the original film are actually happy with the remake, as that means it won't be butchered too much. Øvredal himself confirms that he'll "be an advisor on it of some kind" and that the "mockumentary" style of the film will remain the same. That's all fine and dandy, but this film really doesn't need a remake, and it doesn't even make sense (since the gimmick is that Norway has been keeping these mythical trolls a secret from the world). The only cool concept I can think of would be to continue the storyline and have an American crew go to Norway to see what they were talking about then encounter some trolls on their own. At least that's an idea, but know who knows what they're planning to do.
If you haven't seen the latest trailer for The Troll Hunter, do yourself a big favor and watch it right now. It's one of my favorites this year and it's available On-Demand soon, you'll definitely want to see the entire film.