Neil Marshall Is Writing and Directing ‘Troll Hunter’!

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Horror fav Neil Marshall (Centurion, The Descent, Doomsday, Dog Soldiers) has been set to direct Troll Hunter, the remake of the Norwegian film that IMG Global is financing, Deadline reports.

The Marc Haimes-scripted film is gearing toward an early 2014 production start, while there’s still snow on the ground in the locations where they will shoot.

Explains the site, this means that Marshall starts work on the $25 million film as soon as he returns from Ireland, where he is shooting next season’s biggest episode of HBO’s “Game Of Thrones.”

Marshall will do a director’s pass on the script by Haimes, who recently sold an untitled pitch to Paramount with Mary Parent producing.

The André Øvredal-directed 2010 Norwegian original Trollhunter, which we reviewed here, focused on a group of students investigating a series of mysterious bear killings. They follow a mysterious hunter into the deep woods, learning along the way that he is a troll hunter, and that the creatures killing those bears might not confine their appetites to that species only.

  • djblack1313

    i’m a big fan of Neil’s work/films (yes, even DOOMSDAY! lol) but i wish he was doing something original or something that wasn’t a remake. i thought he was doing that 3D horror movie BURST?

    that being said i really like the original TROLL HUNTER movie. maybe Neil can remake it but in his own way so that it’s it’s own thing (if that makes any sense).

    • K-Dogg

      DJ, you pretty much wrote word for word what I was about to post, I LOVE Neil Marshall, but I want original stuff from him, and TrollHunter was so much fun. Guess we will have to wait and see if this is a good idea or not.

      • djblack1313

        K-Dogg, right?! i’m actually a bit disappointed Neil is doing this project. but if he changes it up a bit and makes it Neil Marshallish then it could be ok (maybe even great!).

  • ThunderDragoon

    I love Troll Hunter. I hope this one will be just as good.

  • Julian Nunez

    I really wish Neil was doing the voyage demeter next. THAT would be awesome.

  • viking1983

    why remake an already perfect film? I love neil marshall but only 1 man can truely make a good remake and thats aja alexandre, just sucks that americans are too lazy to read subtitles