Adam Sandler Tries to Kill Himself for Chris Columbus' 'Hello Ghost'
Over a year ago, director Chris Columbus was slated to direct and produce Hello Ghost, a remake of a supernatural Korean comedy for Universal. The story follows a man who fails to kill himself, and then ends up being plagued by four ghosts who won't leave him alone until he helps each of them complete their unfinished business by granting them one wish. It sounds like Ghost Town meets A Christmas Carol, and now the film has been shoved into worriesome comedy territory as THR reports Adam Sandler is attached to star in and produce the film, from Admission writer Karen Croner, through his Happy Madison banner.
You can actually watch the original Korean film Hello Ghost in its entirety right here (via The Film Stage):
Honestly, I'm just hoping that this time Sandler doesn't have to bring his less than stellar friends like Rob Schneider and Kevin James with him, but the presence of four ghosts does seemingly beg him to round up the usual suspects for the spirit roles. Maybe Columbus can convince him to get a better cast together. The director and Sandler must have struck up some kind of spark since Happy Madison is also producing the adaptation of the short film Pixels, which Columbus just became attached to at the end of last month. Maybe he can finally bring some quality films to Sandler's production house. Thoughts?