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“ORPHANAGE” remake back on—and new “EYES” too

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With the Guillermo del Toro-executive-produced MAMA cleaning up at the box office (an estimated $28.1 million in its first three days and $33.2 million for the four-day holiday weekend), two Spanish films del Toro godfathered are headed for English-language revamps.

Screen Daily reports that a new version of Juan Antonio Bayona’s THE ORPHANAGE (pictured),
previously attempted by New Line Cinema with Larry Fessenden and then THE MOTHMAN PROPHECIES’ Mark Pellington at the helm, is on the schedule of Spanish company Rodar y Rodar, which produced the original. Also on its slate is a similar revamp of Guillem Morales’ blindness chiller JULIA’S EYES, which starred ORPHANAGE’s Belén Rueda; both movies had del Toro on their producing teams. Rodar y Rodar further plans to revisit Morales’ 2004 psychological chiller THE UNINVITED GUEST and the mystery/thriller THE BODY, which marked the directorial debut of EYES scripter Oriol Paulo, in English. For more on director Andy Muschietti’s MAMA, including words with Guillermo del Toro, pick up Fango #320, on sale now.  

 

 

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Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold has been a member of the FANGORIA team for the past three decades. After starting as a writer for the magazine in 1988, he came aboard as associate editor in 1990 and two years later moved up to managing editor. He now serves as editor-in-chief of the magazine while continuing to contribute numerous articles and reviews, as well as a contributing editor/writer for this website.
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