New Line to Remake del Toro-Produced Orphanage
Spanish horror import due in theaters this December.The Orphanage. Guillermo del Toro, who produced the original by newbie director Juan Antonio Bayona, will resume producing duty.
The original Spanish production, in U.S. theaters this December, stars Belen Rueda as a mother who buys the orphanage where she grew up but becomes frightened by the imaginary friend that her young son begins to play with. As director Bayona's feature length debut, The Orphanage (El Orfanato) impressed del Toro, who has seemingly adopted a mentor-protege relationship with the up-and-coming filmmaker.
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The Orphanage debuted to wild acclaim at Cannes earlier this year (see our mini review here) and is on the program for this week's Toronto Film Festival. It currently has a 100 percent Tomatometer with six reviews in.
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