Fessenden Not Directing “Orphanage” Remake

Producer Larry Fessenden has left the director’s chair of the upcoming remake of 2007 Spanish supernatural thriller “The Orphanage” over at reports Arrow in the Head.

Fessenden, who has been attached to direct since August, work on the English language remake’s script with producer Guillermo del Toro which he calls “a very exciting experience”.

So what happened? “I got into a casting miasma and that’s where the thing is; I think they’re gonna do it another way, actually. So I think I’m out of it. Hopefully they’ll still use my script, but I’m not sure I’m directing it anymore.”

If he isn’t directing, he admits that there are three other projects he’d like to do but “after you get bitten once, you’re just a little more wary.”