The director of the pictures “Arlington Road” and “Mothman Prophecies” Mark Pellington will remake the Spanish horror “El Orfanato” (2007), which got good reviews by the audience and critics. “ContraFilm” will take the production job for the “New Line” and “Warner Bros.” companies. Like in the original, Guillermo del Toro will serve as producer. Guillermo del Toro is also responsible for the remake of the script along with Larry Fessenden.
The main heroine of the original film, which was shot by Juan Antonio Bayona, grew up in an orphanage. Years passed, and a shelter became empty. She moved into the house of her childhood, intending to restore it and reopen the doors for children with the same fate. Soon, the heroine notices that a new house makes changes in her adopted son and does a strong impact on him: the boy is playing in a dangerous game with his imaginary friend. Suspecting that the old walls hold a terrible secret, the heroine invites to a shelter some parapsychologists.
In addition to del Toro, the remake will produce Beau Flynn and Tripp Vinson. Dates of the filming and release of the “The Orphanage” on the screens are not determined yet.