While a remake was recently announced with Will Smith’s Overbrook Entertainment, Fox will distribute the original Spanish teen comedy Promocion Fantasma (Ghost Graduation) in North America and Latin America. The logline is: Ghosts, high school fun, love and 80’s music all have their place in this production where The Breakfast Club meets The Sixth Sense.
Fox has committed to a U.S. theatrical release on the Spanish-language film. Check out the newly released image gallery below.
Helmed by Javier Ruiz Caldera (Spanish Movie), “Modesto is a teacher. Modesto sometimes sees dead people. Not only has this cost him a fortune at the shrink’s, it’s also gotten him fired from every school he’s ever worked at. His luck changes when he lands a job at Monforte where five students have turned the prestigious school into a house of horrors. Modesto is charged with getting all five kids to pass their senior year and to get out of there once and for all.
But it won’t be that easy… they’ve been dead for over twenty years.”
Will Smith’s Overbrook Entertainment is materializing on Ghost Graduation, setting up a remake of the Spanish comedy at Fox, says Variety.
With elements of Ghost, The Breakfast Club and The Sixth Sense, “The story centers on a teacher with paranormal abilities who helps a group of ghosts confined to the high school where they died years earlier in a fire.” The Spanish pic, Promocion Fantasma, was directed by Javier Ruiz Caldera and released earlier this year. Gary Glushon is overseeing for Overbrook.
Overbrook, operated by Smith, James Lassiter and Ken Stovitz closed its producing deal Friday. The banner is looking to hire a writer to pen the adaptation, but there’s no plan for Smith to star. READ MORE
Opening in Spain on March 2, 2012 and featuring one of the worst posters since Can’t Harldey Wait comes Spanish Movie director Javier Ruiz Caldera’s latest genre outing, Promocion Fantasma (Ghost Graduation), which stars Raúl Arévalo, Alexandra Jiménez, Andrea Duró, Jaime Olías, Alex Maruny, Anna Castillo, Aura Garrido, Javier Bódalo, Joaquín Reyes, Carlos Areces, Silvia Abril, and Luis Varela.
“The film focuses on Modesto (Arévalo), a mediocre teacher with a paranormal gift, who is given the responsibility of helping five singular students — all ghosts — pass their high school exams and finally leave school.”
Check out the one sheet and trailer after the break. READ MORE