Chris Columbus Set to See Dead People?


Chris Columbus (Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, Bicentennial Man, Home Alone, Mrs. Doubtfire, Harry Potter) will be helming the remake of the Korean horror/comedy film Hello Ghost, which was originally directed by Kim Young-Tak, according to Variety.

Columbus will produce the film via his production company 1492 pictures with Michael Barnathan and Mark Radcliffe.

Columbus also wrote the screenplay for Gremlins and The Goonies.

The original synopsis for the Korean flick Hello Ghost goes like this;

"A suicidal guy, Sang-Man, (Cha Tae Hyun) starts seeing ghosts after attempting suicide many times. An orphan and a loner, he's been alone all his life until his world is turned upside by four ghosts: a chain smoking cab driver, an alcoholic/pervert grandfather, a constantly crying woman and young kid with an insatiable sweet tooth. Learning from a psychic that he cannot get rid of these spirits until he fulfills their last desires, Sang-Man allows them to possess his body. While carrying out their individual wishes, Sang- Man discovers the pleasure of daily life and forgets about his own loneliness and depression."

This will be Columbus' first venture into the genre, although the original film looks as if it focuses a lot more on the comedy side, but we shall see.

Check out the original sub-titled trailer below for Hello Ghost

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