Norwegian ‘Troll Hunter’ Getting Americanized by Chris Columbus

You know us Americans, always thinking we can do things better than everyone else. It’s sorta ironic, then, that a guy named Chris Columbus has made a deal to remake the Norweigian mockumentary monster film Troll Hunter. Columbus’ 1492 Pictures has partnered with CJ Entertainment & Media to acquire the rights to remake the the Andre Ovredal-directed film that’s just now hitting theaters and On Demand.

In case you’re not familiar with Troll Hunter it follows a group of students whose investigation into a series of killings seemingly done by a bear leads them to something even more unexpected. They wind up following and documenting a mystery man who turns out to be a troll hunter. And these trolls are pretty darn big . . . and nasty.

“Troll Hunter was a visceral, thrilling cinematic rock and roller coaster ride of a movie. Visually, there are scenes in this film that American audiences have never seen. We want to introduce an International audience to this amazing moviegoing experience!” said Chris Columbus.

So, you’re going to introduce audiences to this experience by remaking the film? Why not just show them the “amazing experience” of the film that’s already been made and be done with it? Yeah, that’s not likely.

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