Thursday, February 5, 2009
High Profile Actress to Star in "The Orphanage" Remake
Variety.com is reporting today that the rumored The Orphanage remake is in full-swing over at New Line Cinema with greenlit status anticipated for 2009. According to the report, the film will be an English language remake "with Guillermo Del Toro producing.
Juan Antonio Bayona directed the original The Orphanage, El Orfanato, and was asked by the producer of the U.S. remake, Guillermo del Toro, if he would like to direct it.
He said no, but he's keen on someone else to make the film again, and a number of times. He likes the idea of remakes.
Juan Antonio Bayona called Guillermo del Toro's offer to helm the remake very generous, and that he was the first to be offered, yet he didn't want to do it and would rather move onto something else.
In fact he's not opposed to the idea of remakes, and actually quite likes them.
Without a director though it seems the film is moving forward, and word is that a high profile actress has taken up the lead role in the Hollywood remake, although as yet we don't know who.
Source: Variety.com, Filmstalker.co.uk