Troll Hunter Remake Confirmed


Troll Hunter MovieIt has been talked about for quite a while, and considering Hollywood’s proclivity to steal popular foreign movies, remake them to American sensibilities and ruin the final project, it is no surprise that Hollywood has gotten it’s mitts on the superb Norwegian Mocumentary / Found Footage film Troll Hunter.

For a while it seemed that Paramount was going get the rights to Troll Hunter, but as Bloody Disgusting is reporting, this week it was confirmed that Chris Columbus’ 1492 Pictures has scooped up the rights. However, that is not the interesting part of the story. What I personally find interesting is who they have chosen to helm the picture.

Neil Marshall of The Descent and Dog Soldiers fame and more recently director of several episodes of the massively popular Game of Thrones has been tapped to helm Troll Hunter.  Production is slated to begin as soon as Marshall wraps up a few details following his most recent episode of Thrones with Marshall in both the writer and director chairs.

A trio of investigative journalists are working the cases of several mysterious bear poachings. But as they continue to dig deeper in the poachings, they come  a man who seems to know more than what he is letting on.  What they soon realize is that there may be more truth to what Hans says than they want to believe, he is not poaching bears, but hunting Trolls.

Marc Haimes previously drafted the script for the film, which purports to be footage found from a documentary being made by a group of students who are tracking a mysterious hunter who they learn is ridding the countryside of giant rogue trolls.

Columbus will produce the film with 1492’s Michael Barnathan and Mark Radcliffe and CJ Entertainment. Original producers John M. Jacobsen and Sveinung Golimo will also be involved.

Production is expected to begin sometime early next year in order to save money and film in locations that actually have snow on the ground. Casting has begun with producers supposedly looking for the male lead. If not much has changed from the original it should be an older gentleman.

While we wait for the remake, why not go check out the original if you have not seen it yet. Trust me, it is well worth reading subtitles for.



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      1. james September 26, 2013 at 12:08 pm

        What a shame. What a shame that American audiences over here are either too dumb, or too lazy to read sub-titles… so what do we get for it? Another crappy remake of a movie that’s barely 3 years old, with sub-par actors that can’t hold a candle to the performances of the original actors. And even though they usually cop the original movie frame by frame, the Direction of the remake is usually Americanized … which means the quality of the remake doesn’t come close to the original… How sad.

      2. Richard September 27, 2013 at 2:29 pm

        Is going to be subtitled ?

      3. Faith Rightout October 7, 2013 at 10:34 pm

        No. Why would they remake it? It was fucking rad!

        • Horror-Movies.ca
          Horror-Movies.ca October 7, 2013 at 10:36 pm

          because its a foreign movie and many of us north-american folk are to lazy or stupid to see movies with subtitles. Add English = instant hit

        • Tino Zamora October 7, 2013 at 10:38 pm

          for fucks sake!

        • Bob Potozniak
          Bob Potozniak October 7, 2013 at 11:15 pm

          whats this here ‘sub-title’?! sounds unAMerican…I’m gettin’ ma gun!

      4. Carl Groth Jr October 7, 2013 at 10:38 pm

        Ok you lazy, dumbass, brain dead, stupid freaking people. Come up with your own freaking idea’s you lazy dumbass people. You will never be able to come closes to the way this movie was made. it was great. ok i feel better now.

      5. Nicholas James Reardon October 7, 2013 at 10:38 pm

        Wasn’t a fan of the original

      6. Nicholas James Reardon October 7, 2013 at 10:39 pm

        So no

      7. Dana Hill October 7, 2013 at 10:41 pm

        :( the original is fine.

      8. Andre Riwaka October 7, 2013 at 10:46 pm

        yeah…me can’t wait (more sarcasm)

      9. Michelle Rogers October 7, 2013 at 10:46 pm

        That is one of my favorite movies!! why would they remake it?? it ties into the Norwegian folklore of trolls….I don’t think it is necessary at all. If you don’t like subtitles then don’t watch the movie!!

      10. Rick Garcia October 7, 2013 at 10:50 pm

        The original was great…..it doesn’t need a remake.

      11. Tom Murphy October 7, 2013 at 10:50 pm

        Is that a movie about the trolls on Facebook & YouTube?

      12. Amanda Patzsch October 7, 2013 at 10:52 pm


      13. OrangeRyan Ryan Blagg October 7, 2013 at 10:52 pm

        I need to see the original troll hunter.

      14. Faith Rightout October 7, 2013 at 10:52 pm

        I am American and I still prefer the original horror films better. Even none horror films. Adding English doesn’t make it an instant hit

      15. Wayne John Davies October 7, 2013 at 10:55 pm

        Hollywood, please leave… there’s a shutdown.

      16. Damien Avila Aleman October 7, 2013 at 10:58 pm

        Why! Would they do this.

      17. Dieter Wheatley October 7, 2013 at 10:59 pm

        It’s th Let the right one in / Girl with the dragon tattoo syndrome! Sad

      18. Greg D Adams October 7, 2013 at 11:08 pm

        I enjoyed it , a remake is only good for bringing this to a larger audience ,

      19. Bob Potozniak October 7, 2013 at 11:17 pm

        OK…Oldboy doesn’t need to be remade and I wonder how many people have seen the instant clasiic Battle Royale?! Seems a bit like Hunger Games to me :-) Troll Hunter was fabulous and captivating for another POV shot film….Hollywood gonna hate

      20. Derrick Dpacino Pearson October 7, 2013 at 11:34 pm

        no me the original was trash

      21. Rachel Bedford-Deatherage October 7, 2013 at 11:35 pm


      22. Seth Vermaaten October 7, 2013 at 11:40 pm

        Did this movie really have to be remade??

      23. Ralphy Pinder October 7, 2013 at 11:48 pm

        I like the original but as it’s being done by the bloke who made The Descent and Dog Soldiers ? CAN’T WAIT !

        • Gav Davis
          Gav Davis October 8, 2013 at 12:20 am

          Centurion and Doomsday sucked dick. The guy hasn’t done anything decent since The Descent.

        • Ralphy Pinder
          Ralphy Pinder October 8, 2013 at 1:05 am

          He’s allowed to slack off a bit after his first 2 :)

        • Daniel Savage
          Daniel Savage October 8, 2013 at 10:36 am

          I’d rather see a 2nd Dog Soliders to be quite honest.

      24. Jesse Lane Moore October 7, 2013 at 11:57 pm

        Too quick to shit on this folks. Its barely an American production… more like an international one. There’s talent that’s gonna be behind the camera much like Let Me In which was also met with hate till it was released…. turned out to be a worthy film that honors the Swedish original. Let us wait and see before we spit our venom towards it.

      25. Colin Ebsary October 8, 2013 at 12:20 am

        NO!! Fuck this bullshit!

      26. Chris Wyble October 8, 2013 at 1:26 am

        I loved The Descent and Doomsday, but come on, I’m sure you got some original ideas you could tackle instead of this shit. Troll Hunter is awesome because it comes from the same part of the world as its lore. There’s no need to change that.

      27. Robert H. Gwinn October 8, 2013 at 3:40 am

        It was bad ASS! no remake required. It’s the perfect indie film. great production value great character… like it, don’t like it, either way why would you change anything? How stupid. I guess they want to appeal to a larger audience here in the states… Sense most of the American audience are too lazy or stupid to read subtitles…. P.S. I am an American so I can say it.

      28. James Perfetti October 8, 2013 at 5:12 am

        Wah wah..

      29. Chuckie Snyder October 8, 2013 at 6:06 am

        I loved the original, and you never know it could be good, I for one don’t mind remakes, they make me appreciate the original and help other indie films reach a broader audience.

      30. Maria Haynes October 8, 2013 at 7:11 am

        Didn’t make it through the first one so this ain’t high on the list LOL

      31. Steven Ramsey October 8, 2013 at 8:36 am

        What’s the point? The original was awesome!

      32. RJ De Wit October 8, 2013 at 9:39 am

        BRB, getting weapon permit.

      33. Bryan Parker October 8, 2013 at 9:58 am

        I love this movie stupid Hollywood sometimes you have to bow before better talent. But what do you expect from a place where they actually take out their knee caps so they can’t bow and place themselves above everyone else.

      34. Bryan Parker October 8, 2013 at 9:58 am

        You would think they would learn after the shitty job they did to Let the Right One In. Also many before that.

      35. Daniel Savage October 8, 2013 at 10:35 am

        If you’re too sorry to read subtitles, you don’t deserve to watch the movie. Look what happened with [REC]. One of the best horror films of the last decade and a half was ruined for “north american folk who are too lazy or stupid to see movies with subtitles).

        This is pathetic. It truly is…

      36. Cody Southwind October 8, 2013 at 3:07 pm

        movie ruled so much

      37. Crappyplate October 20, 2013 at 3:13 pm

        I’m norwigian and this remake is stupid. I can say honestly that norway for the most part makes bad movies. When I first watched this movie in cinemas here in norway I was terified. I was little so thats why. The reason why I hate holywood for taking the movie idea and titel. And you want to know why this movie was created. Its beacuse trolls are a fucking huge deal here. Troll lie in our follore, stories and ect.