After months of negotiations, New Line Cinema has picked up the English-language remake rights to the Spanish-language thriller “The Orphanage” says The Hollywood Reporter.
The directorial debut of Juan Antonio Bayona and produced by Guillermo del Toro, “Orphanage” is written by Sergio Sanchez and revolves around a woman who returns to the orphanage where she grew up with the intention of opening a home for handicapped children.
Her son makes an invisible friend, who turns out to be the same “friend” that terrorized the woman when she was a child. Del Toro will serve as producer on the English-language version and the studio is out to filmmakers to adapt the movie.
The original will be released October 11th in Spain and December 28th in the US.