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?
Reader Feedback - 9 Comments
As soon as I see the words "Happy Madison" these days they blur into a distorted whirlpool and re-form as "Shitty Movie".
Guy who comments on things on Jun 14, 2013
The Korean version is just going spread its cheeks, and take a nice, long, plump dump all over this, mmm'kay?
DAVIDPD on Jun 14, 2013
Resisting terrible joke.
Reznik on Jun 14, 2013
And once again, he proves himself to be too much of a pansy to work with Will Ferrell on that film he is/was attached to.
ASFan on Jun 14, 2013
If this is better than Ghost Town I'll be pretty surprised. If it is, it will be because of Chris, not Adam.
OfficialJab on Jun 14, 2013
Adam Sandler and friends rock.
Ronny on Jun 15, 2013
The 4 ghosts should be Ben Kingsley, Craig Robinson, Danny McBride, and The Rock! That would be hilarious! I still like Adam Sandler and company but I feel like he should work with other actors as well.
Crazy Legs on Jun 15, 2013
$5 says he turns to the camera and screams "WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM MAAAAY" at least once during the film. Okay, so I'll go see this opening night, if... and only if the 4 ghosts are: Chubs, The Penguin from Billy Madison, Captain Insane-o, and Beefy.
Akirakorn on Jun 15, 2013
sick of sandler putting all his new friends (who happen to be huge hollywood stars) in his movies lately...billy madison, waterboy, big daddy, happy gilmore never needed that...what happened to his old pals?
Chris Mahr on Apr 15, 2014
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