'Trollhunter' Director Lands Soccer Mom Action Flick 'Carpe Demon'

March 5, 2012
Source: Empire

Andre Ovredal / Carpe Demon

With found footage movies like Chronicle and Project X hitting theaters recently, there's one that might have slipped past your radar - a Norwegian film called Trollhunter. The handheld mockumentary followed a group of kids through the countryside as they hunted trolls, and the film (now on Netflix Instant) had a quiet release last year. That film's director, Andre Øvredal, has just has a Hollywood project, and he's staying in the fantasy realm with this one, too. Empire reports he'll be adapting Julie Kenner's best-seller Carpe Demon: Adventures of a Demon-Hunting Soccer Mom and Chris Columbus is producing.

Carpe Demon will follow housewife Kate Connor while she keeps her demon-hunting past a secret from her family and deals with a new threat at the same time. We can only presume that this is the first in a planned franchise, since Carpe Demon is the first book in a series which also includes California Demon, Demons Are Forever, Deja Demon and Demon Ex Machina. Dan and Kevin Hagerman (Hotel Transylvania) are adapting the screenplay, and as far as start dates go, it's all quiet so far. Øvredal brought some good energy to Trollhunter, so Chris Columbus (who is also producing the American remake of Trollhunter) and his team at 1492 Pictures are hoping he can transfer that same energy to American soil. Thoughts?

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I enjoyed Trollhunters immensely. I will keep my eyes open for this!

Dfuze931 on Mar 5, 2012


Too bloody right. Trollhunters is the best found footage film produced to date. It also manages to be funny and genuinely sad, as well as acting as an extended parody of Norwegian bureaucracy, instead of just being some blurry shit flying around a room like most found footage malarkey. 

Lebowski on Mar 5, 2012


I agree! Trollhunters was the best found footage film period!!I was hoping director Ovredal would get the Godzilla film but it went to that guy who did that terrible "Monsters" movie instead...I just don't understand how they can do a US remake without having troll mythology...

jah p on Mar 6, 2012

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