By on 23 February, 2011

Harry Potter‘ helmer Christopher Columbus is reportedly set to direct and produce an American remake of Korean comedy movie ‘Hello Ghost‘ – according to Deadline!

The project has been devised in collaboration with Next Entertainment World (the Korean distributor and financier), and the story follows a young man who, after trying to kill himself, is haunted by four ghosts! They won’t stop haunting him until he helps each of them fulfill one wish.

Columbus, a fan of Korean cinema, saw the remake potential of a movie which has been a box office hit in Korea, and thought this was just too good an opportunity to miss.

He says:

“After watching Hello Ghost I was immediately struck by the film’s ability to mix comedy, drama and complex emotional themes.

“Its strong universal storyline translates to any culture, and I’m looking forward to bringing a version of this wonderful story to the English-speaking audience.”

Kyungik Jang, VP of Next Entertainment World, adds:

“We have gladly accepted his offer knowing that he is the guru of family comedy films, and someone who has a solid fan base throughout all ages.”

Columbus last sat in the director’s chair on ‘Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief‘.

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