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Joel David Moore to remake South Korean film Hide and Seek

12.14.2017by: Cody Hamman

Hide and Seek

I think more than enough movies have already used the title HIDE AND SEEK, but we're going to be getting another one - and this one happens to be a remake of one of the previous HIDE AND SEEKs - a 2013 South Korean film also known as SUM-BAKK-OG-JIL.

Joel David Moore, who starred in Adam Green's HATCHET, will be writing and directing the remake for CJ Entertainment. This will be the prolific actor's fourth feature as director - he previously directed the comedy/drama YOUTH IN OREGON, recently completed the comedy KILLING WINSTON JONES, and co-directed the thriller SPIRAL with Green.

I haven't seen HIDE AND SEEK/SUM-BAKK-OG-JIL, but according to Deadline the film was a 

social horror-thriller that centered on a man searching for his long-lost brother who stumbles upon a secret world of squatters living in the homes of unsuspecting tenants — a revelation that becomes all the more menacing when his home becomes the next target. This film explored the question of “what if” when those in society left marginalized decide to take matters into their own hands.

Moore explains why he wants to remake the film: 

HIDE AND SEEK is a sharp, sophisticated thriller that created a lasting imprint on me. I wanted to explore what could happen if we retold this story to an American audience, using the tools from the original story. We found a rich and complex world, relevant to our current race, class and power struggles we’re seeing here in America."

Despite the title, this does sound like an interesting project. We'll definitely be keeping track of its progress as Moore develops it and heads into production.

Extra Tidbit: Have you seen the original film?
Source: Deadline

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