CHRIS COLUMBUS Directing ‘HELLO GHOST’ Remake!

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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