Once a directing vehicle for Larry Fessenden, the English-language remake of The Orphanage does not appear to be entirely dead. A report in Screen Daily reveals the production outfit behind the original film – Rodar y Rodar – still intends to redo Juan Antonio Bayona’s film, but doesn’t give a clear indication as to where it is at in development.
Here’s the report from Screen Daily along with word of another thriller on the remake slab: Julia’s Eyes.
More as it comes in.
In The Orphanage, a woman brings her family back to her childhood home, where she opens an orphanage for handicapped children. Before long, her son starts to communicate with an invisible new friend.