“The Descent” director Neil Marshall has been set to rewrite and direct the $25 million English-language remake of the 2010 Norwegian cult hit “Troll Hunter” at IMG Global.
The original followed a group of students investigating a series of mysterious bear killings. They soon come upon a mysterious hunter, and learn the creatures responsible won’t just confine their killing to that species.
Marshall will get to work re-writing an earlier script draft from Marc Haimes. He’ll also soon secure a lead for the film, and is aiming for a big name actor not normally associated with the genre.
Christopher Columbus, Michael Barnathan, John Jacobsen and Sveinung Golimo are producing. Filming is scheduled to begin in early 2014.
Before he films that, Marshall will head to Ireland to shoot the biggest episode of the fourth season of “Game of Thrones.” The episode in question is said to be on the scale of Marshall’s last episode for the series – the highly acclaimed “Blackwater”.