‘Mothman Prophecies’ Director Heads to ‘The Orphanage’

With the exit of Larry Fessenden off the project, New Line Cinema has tapped The Mothman Prophecies and Arlington Road director Mark Pellington to get begind the camera for The Orphanage, the Guillermo del Toro produced remake of the Spanish-language ghost tale El Orfanato. Fessenden’s screenplay, co-written by Del Toro, will still be used. The original stars Belen Rueda as a woman who takes over the orphanage where she was raised, to open a home for disabled children. Then her young son begins to play with the same imaginary friend who terrorized her when she was a child. New Line’s been developing The Orphanage since 2007.