New Line Cinema is moving forward with "The Orphanage," which is the remake of the Spanish-language ghost tale "El Orfanato." It is now in discussions with Mark Pellington (Monthman Prophecies, Arlington Road) to direct the new version.
Guillermo Del Toro was the creative supervisor on the 2007 original film and will return for the remake as producer and co-writer of the script. His involvement will likely be limited, since he's hard at work on "The Hobbit" films, which he is helming back to back.
The original "Orphanage" stars Belen Rueda (The Sea Inside) as a woman who takes over the orphanage where she was raised, to open a home for disabled children. Then her young son begins to play with the same imaginary friend who terrorized her when she was a child.
noooo! the original movie is so goooood(except actress's lips very Nicole Kidman)
BrundleFlywrites: on January 4th, 2010 at 6:09:40 AM
Why does everything need to be remade? Is it SO hard to read some subtitles?
bale01289writes: on January 4th, 2010 at 7:37:11 AM
Original was really good, but original was also released just 2yrd ago.....a remake already???? I call shenanegans! Get original Hollywood and quit feeding us all of this bullsh*t! Do we really need this to be made?
I auditioned earlier this month for a role in a upcoming teen romance drama. A young man resemling Teen Wolf stalks young girls who just turn 18. To make a long story short, he ends up having sex with them, and spills his seed on their stomachs to avoid child support. Its scheduled to hit the WB next fall.
Syman404writes: on January 4th, 2010 at 11:34:20 AM
Honestly. Make an english dub and screw off with the remake. A remake implies that it can be done better, or it's not done right. If it's just because you don't understand spanish, DUB THE MOVIE! Remaking the whole movie for a language barrier is LAME AS HELL.
Actually, dubbing a movie is far worse than remaking it. Cause, not only will dubbing make you look like an idiot who can't read subtitles, it'll also remove the whole feeling of autencity. If you remake a movie, you can at least give it a personal nuance. But, of course, seeing the original and just read the subtitles, is the best
This is another pointless, destined-to-be-terrible American remake. Let the Right One In is perfectly fine without a Cloverfield helmer-directed remake and the upcoming Death at a Funeral is the exact same thing as the British original just with all black "comedians." The Orphanage was really good movie with some truly awesome scares, guaranteed the remake sucks c*ck.
Most older creepy movies that are remade turn out to not be creepy in the remake. But isn't it a little soon to have a remake of this already?
jeffw1978writes: on January 4th, 2010 at 3:47:51 PM
The orphanage, sounds like a bunch of future strippers/prostitutes and gangbangers being haunted by vindandy (that would scare the sh*t out of anyone especially VDOD with that love note it just sent you)