Back in 2011, Chris Columbus’ 1492 Pictures acquired the rights to remake Troll Hunter. We haven't heard anything since, but it has been revealed that the movie will begin filming in 2014. Any time a remake is announced, it's met with a certain amount of skepticism, but this one may get more than a few people excited because Neil Marshall is on board to write and direct.
According to Deadline, the new movie is planning to start production early next year and it carries a $25 million budget. The remake is being produced by Christopher Columbus, Michael Barnathan, CJ Entertainment, John Jacobsen, and Sveinung Golimo.
Originally, a draft version of the script was written by Marc Haimes, but Neil Marshall will be re-writing it. There is no casting news at this time, but we should have news on the lead actors in the very near future if they are sticking to schedule. For those that missed the original 2010 Norwegian film, here's the trailer:
"The government says there's nothing to worry about it's just a problem with bears making trouble in the mountains and forests of Norway. But local hunters don't believe it and neither do a trio of college students who want to find out the truth. Armed with a video camera, they trail a mysterious poacher, who wants nothing to do with them. However, their persistence lands them straight in the path of the objects of his pursuits: trolls. They soon find themselves documenting every move of this grizzled, unlikely hero the trollhunter risking their lives to uncover the secrets of creatures only thought to exist in fairy tales."