Housebound Remake Gets a Writer

So what if it’s already in English and only a couple of years old? Who cares about all that? Housebound (review) is already getting the remake treatment, and according to The Tracking Board, a writer has been found!

Per the site, New Line Cinema has found the writer for its remake of the horror-comedy film, hailing originally from New Zealand and writer-director Gerard Johnstone. 2016 Hit List scribe Chris Borrelli (Whisper, The Vatican Tapes) will be taking on the duties of writing the new imagining.

Johnstone, who wrote and directed the original, will produce the remake but is handing over the filmmaking reins to another.

The story tells of a rebellious young woman who is forced to return to her country home thanks to a home detention program. Living with her small-town-minded mother and stepfather seems like a fate worse than death until she begins to suspect that something malevolent may be in the house as well.

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