The Orphanage Remake Finds Its Director
We, like many, were really saddened to hear of Larry Fessenden's departure from the American remake of the hit Spanish spooker The Orphanage. We're sure that Larry will find himself something super-cool to attach himself to (hopefully free of his seemingly non-stop Wendigo fetish), but it would have been great to have him on board. New Line, however, is dead set on making this flick, and they have already found themselves a brand new director!
Variety reports that Mark Pellington (Arlington Road, The Mothman Prophecies) is in negotiations to helm the U.S. redux with Guillermo del Toro and ContraFilm toppers Beau Flynn and Tripp Vinson attached to produce. Pellington will be working from a script written by Fessenden and Del Toro.
The original film starred Belen Rueda 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.
Check out the trailer for it below and hope for the best!
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