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Norwegian Trolls not good enough for USA, must remake with American Trolls

06.10.2011

It was a pretty big deal that a low-budget film all the way from Norway was getting limited release in the US, and TROLL HUNTER is supposed to be something pretty special as it heads into select theaters this weekend. It tells the story of Norwegian film students who discover that giant trolls exist and have been covered up by the government.

So naturally, any good enough film from a foreign country must naturally be remade by us in America. Chris Columbus's 1492 Pictures has partnered up with CJ Entertainment and Media to make this happen.

"Troll Hunter was a visceral, thrilling cinematic rock and roller coaster ride of a movie. Visually, there are scenes in this film that American audiences have never seen. We want to introduce an International audience to this amazing moviegoing experience!" said Chris Columbus.

So, in other words, we're going to take your low-budget film and inject it with steroids. I'm not sure if this means that Chris Columbus would direct an eventual remake, but he does have troll experience (directing the first Harry Potter film) and might requisition the job for himself.

Is this sort of move helping out a low-budget original film, or ripping off an idea?

Extra Tidbit: I would watch a movie called TROLL HUNTER where a vengeful online journalist hunts down all the annoying troll commenters that have hounded him...
Source: Deadline

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