Chris Columbus bags the remake rights to Trollhunter

Harry Potter director is a fan of the Norwegian mock-doc

Chris Columbus has acquired the rights to remake Norwegian found-footage thriller Trollhunter.

André Øvredal wrote and directed the 2010 original, which was released in the US just yesterday.

It looks like bags of fun though, as a group of student filmmakers head to the woods to investigate a spate of bear killings.

There they meet a troll hunter, who introduces them to all manner of impressively rendered beasties.

Imagine the mutant offspring of The Blair Witch Project and Jurassic Park, with just a little Guillermo del Toro DNA thrown into the mix, and you've got an idea of what to expect.

Columbus said: "Trollhunter was a visceral, thrilling, cinematic rock and rollercoaster ride of a movie. Visually, there are scenes in this film that American audiences have never seen. We want to introduce an international audience to this amazing moviegoing experience."

There's currently no indication whether or not Columbus intends to actually direct the remake, or simply oversee it as a producer.

Columbus is best known as the director of Home Alone and the first two Harry Potter movies, but he also scripted Gremlins and The Goonies, so he knows a thing or two about movie monsters and rip-roaring adventures.

Like the sound of a US Trollhunter? Or are you sick of movies hitting the remake conveyor belt before you've even had a chance to see the original? Sound off below!


    • jmdsjk

      Jun 11th 2011, 17:35

      this movie does not need a remake. it is perfect.

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    • bobafatt

      Jun 12th 2011, 10:00

      I agree. I'm tired of movies being remade. Come up with original ideas. Same thing with Let the Right One In. Did not need to be remade.

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    • Jeffbiscuits

      Jun 12th 2011, 11:19

      I didn't really understand the appeal of the original. The effects for the trolls were impressive and quite beautiful but that was all.

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