Seeing that Hollywood has jumped on the fantasy bandwagon (after Peter Jackson made it ultra profitable), it does not surprise me that Troll is up on the remake block. Looking back on the original, it wasn't all that bad ... in comparison to the sequel.
Even though it’s been a while since we've heard anything about John Carl Buechler’s remake of his own 1986 film, Troll, that doesn’t mean the project is dead in the water. Indeed, casting is now in full swing and the search for Harry Potter, Jr. has begun!
Carter Smith is getting ready to see if the fans of Scott Smith’s novel The Ruins (review) will be happy with his filmed adaptation of it, which I’m sure is making him sweat just a bit. Those fans tend to be quite rabid.
I’m sorry, I love the man’s work as much as the next guy, but how did John Carl Buechler manage to get the kind of budget to remake his 1986 film Troll on the scale of The Lord of the Rings or Chronicles of Narnia?
I believe if you check the "movies in need of a remake" meter you will find Troll sandwiched rather low down the scale somewhere between Eddie Macon's Run and Ratboy. But Bloody Disgusting is reporting an exclusive - a remake of the Charles Band-produced/John Carl Buechler-directed 1986 campy horror flick Troll is in the works.