Neil Marshall (The Descent, Centurion) has agreed to direct a remake of the Norwegian fantasy horror film Trolljegeren a.k.a TrollHunter (2010). Shooting is set to begin in early 2014, but the cast for the upcoming remake is yet to be revealed.
The original Norwegian film was directed by André Øvredal and stars Otto Jespersen, Robert Stoltenberg, and Knut Nærum. Last year, the film earned Saturn Award nomination for Best International Film.
In the United States, TrollHunter is already available on Blu-ray courtesy of Magnolia Pictures. You can see our listing and review of this release here.
Fuck that, this is some shit. Trollhunter is a great film, why remake it? It's only a couple of years old. This kind of shit pisses me off. I didn't think it could get worse than the Oldboy remake or Let the Right One In but this is complete horse shit yo. These Hollywood Dougs assume American's don't like reading subtitles. If they paid attention they'd realize what Americans don't like is bastardized remakes of great foreign films. Fuck this.
Yo Mr. Cinema, Let Me In was not terrific. Had a decent cast, but was shot exactly the same way as the original so it basically doesn't need to exist, except for lazy ass people who don't like to read, yo. You shouldn't watch remakes either, then maybe they'd stop doing this shit. America isn't remaking other countries fine art paintings or sculptures, so why their films? Why not just release the original Trollhunter in theaters here? Some how the remake is going to be better than the original? Fuckin yea right.
But I do agree about Neil Marshall and he did some great stuff on Game Of Thrones and I am stoked to see how his episode of Black Sails turns out.
As an adaptation of the novel, Let The Right One is superior, as it keeps closer to the source. However, as a film, Let Me In has the edge - in large part due to the performance delivered by Chloe Grace Moretz, and the expanded role of the policeman portrayed by Elias Kotias. They were far from shot the same way, and there were many variations within the script to set the remake apart...
I will agree, though, that the Oldboy remake has me rolling my eyes, primarily because of the talentless hack directing it.
I don't understand all the hate for remakes. If you don't like them, you simply don't have to watch them. The originals will always exist. No one has seen Spike Lee's version of "Oldboy" and some have already decided it's a bad film. WTF???!!! By the way, the Korean "Oldboy" film( which I like a lot) is based on a much superior manga( in my humble opinion). I"m kind of disappointed that there is no Japanese movie version of "Oldboy".
I think the idea of remaking someones art is an absurd one. Aside from that, no one ever remakes movies that need to be remade. The idea behind a remake (ideally) is to make a superior iteration based off the original. People should be remaking shitty movies. Remake the Phantom Menace, Gigli, any of the old shitty films viewed in Mystery Science Theater 3000. Don't go remake 3 year old movies and successful foreign films. Granted, Summit bought the rights to this film to do an American remake before it was even released, it's a shitty way to do business. Summit should have just gotten the rights to distribute this in theaters over here, not remake it.
Didn't see the original. From the trailers it looked like much Cinema Verite/Shaky cam, which i dislike. I'll wait for the reviews on the remake. While I love many foreign films with subtitles, many people won't see them. Its a (sad) fact.
Some remakes are generally thought to be good (Let Me In), Some bad (Psycho).
Still haven't seen the original, heard good things but read the movie was hampered a bit by it's limited budget, so I am looking forward hearing about the remake. Like a lot of prejudices, the hate for remakes has a valid foundation that can be taken to extremes. (of course there are also unfounded prejudices)
@Graham1138 - Why remake it? Because Hollywood is jealous. Weird Foreign Countries Where They Eat Fish aren't SUPPOSED to make good entertaining genre movies about vampires or trolls or punk computer hackers, they're -supposed- to make dreary Oscar-winning movies where people have affairs and talk about political repression. Oh well, get it out with a big American-studio budget, and maybe the mainstream audience will still think you were clever enough to make it up yourself.
(Until the studio goes out and hires the flashy visual director with no sense of humor, and THEN the audience notices the difference...)
They remade "Let the Right One In" for American and English audiences...and they did it some justice. Neil Marshall makes really good entertaining films, "Dog Soldiers", "The Descent", "Doomsday" and "Centurion"...this could be very good. Give it a chance.
I have seen a lot of remakes I like and a bunch that were just as bad or worse than the original. Enjoyed Trollhunter a remake isnt needed ,but I would be interested in seeing it. They should treat it as a sequel.
Remakes are horrible. The Wizard of Oz was a remake. Wait some remakes are actually good. The Wizard of Oz, Let Me In are just to name a few. As for remakes, I never hear anyone complain anytime someone remakes Shakespeare over and over again... Like any other film I will give it a chance
Just thought I would chime in on those debating the Let Me In remake... It isn't a remake. Just like David Fincher's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo isn't a remake. They're just american adaptions of novels the first movie's were based on. In these cases, these "remakes" come under heavy fire because the first adaptions were filmed in the native country the novel was written in, thus making them admittedly more "authentic" but nonetheless, the "original" movies are still just adaptions of a book, same as the American versions.
It's only a remake if the original movie is just that. AN ORIGINAL MOVIE. If they're all based on the same book, who cares how many people have a go at adapting it.
This is a silly idea (The english language version of Trollhunter) but Neil Marshall is awesome. Give him a chance.