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Host Already Up for Remake

While we all eagerly await news as to when Magnolia will unleash Bong Joon-ho’s highly anticipated monster movie The Host here in the U.S., some American producers have already begun circling the project with “remake” in their eyes.

Variety reports this morning that “multiple” studios are eyeing The Host for a U.S. remake, backing up a story that appeared on Twitch a few days back, and sales agents at Cineclick Asia expect a deal will be closed by the early fall. Obviously it’s a bit too soon to start speculating as to who will nab it, but really the only studio I feel will give it a fair reworking is New Line. Lord knows they’ve got the budget…

The Host debuted at Cannes and made a huge splash (pun intended) with attendees, so its success Stateside is almost gaurenteed. I just hope that whoever nabs it is able to keep both the effects (done in part by both The Orphanage and Weta) and the drama at the film’s heart up to snuff.

Johnny Butane

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