Bond, Verbinski Remake The Host

Universal Pictures is set to remake the 2006 South Korean thriller “The Host” reports Variety.

The original followed a city terrorized by a giant mutant squidlike creature hatched by toxins that flow into a nearby river from a military base.

When the creature grabs a little girl, her dysfunctional family must band together to rescue her.

Commercials director Fredrik Bond makes his feature helming debut on the project and Mark Poirier (“Smart People”) is adapting the script.

Gore Verbinski, Roy Lee, Doug Davison and Paul Brooks will produce.