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Orphanage loses director

11.19.2009

I was never a huge fan of the idea to remake Juan Antonio Bayona's THE ORPHANAGE. But with Guillermo del Toro co-writing and producing the remake, I was hopeful it wouldn't lose much of the beauty that was the original film. In August, Larry Fassenden signed on to direct the film and the search for a female lead to star in the film began. And that's also, apparently, where things ended.

Our sister site Arrow in the Head caught up with Fassenden yesterday and the director revealed he's no longer involved with the remake. Said Fassenden, "I think I'm out of it. Hopefully they'll still use my script, but I'm not sure I'm directing it anymore. That's Hollywood for ya." As for why he left the production, it would seem that disagreements over casting led to his departure and that the studio wanted to go in a different way with it. With del Toro obviously very busy prepping THE HOBBIT, I'm beginning to wonder if an ORPHANAGE remake will ever get made. And I'm beginning to wonder if I even care.

Extra Tidbit: Speaking of, what's going on with Juan Antonio Bayona's adaptation of HATER?
Source: AITH

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