New Line to remake Gerard Johnstone's horror-comedy Housebound


Like the rest of us, Peter Jackson really enjoyed HOUSEBOUND, so much so that he kinda sorta might have pointed New Line in the direction of remaking the shit out of it. Apparently, he was so enthusiastic about the film that he got New Line senior exec vp Carolyn Blackwood to check it out. Long story short, she dug it.

THR got the early word that New Line snatched up the rights to remake the New Zealand horror-comedy with its original director, Gerard Johnstone, on board to produce. No director has been attached and they're still on the hunt for a writer to adapt the movie, reports the site. Why not just let Peter Jackson direct it? Maybe he could bring a little DEAD ALIVE flair to it; just leave the CGI at home, please.

The synopsis:

The story tells of a rebellious young woman who is forced to return to her country home thanks to forced home detention program.  Living with her small-town-minded mother and stepfather seems like a fate worse than death until she begins to suspect that something malevolent may be in house as well.

The original HOUSEBOUND starred Morgana O’Reilly, Rima Te Wiata, Glen-Paul Waru, Cameron Rhodes, Millen Baird, Ross Harper, Bruce Hopkins, Ryan Lampp, Ian Mune and Wallace Chapman.

Housebound Poster

Extra Tidbit: Who would you like to see direct the HOUSEBOUND remake?
Source: THR



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