“Trollhunter” is one of our favorite below-the-radar films of 2011. News that the funny, exciting and edgy film is getting Americanized is great, though we’ve got some concerns.
Christopher Columbus’ 1492 Pictures and CJ Entertainment & Media have bought the rights to make a U.S. version of the Norwegian monster comedy.
"Troll Hunter was a visceral, thrilling, cinematic rock and roller coaster ride of a movie. Visually, there are scenes in this film that American audiences have never seen. We want to introduce an international audience to this amazing moviegoing experience," Columbus told Deadline.
We don’t tend to gnash our teeth in frustration and rage every time a great foreign film gets made her, but we have our doubts “Trollhunter” and Columbus are a good mix. For all his successes, Columbus sensibilities tend to be very middle-of-the-fairway, which “Trollhunter” certainly is not.
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And for the record, despite how it’s spelled over at Deadline, and regardless of how it looks on the poster, “Trolhunter” is one word—we called the film’s publicist at Falco Ink for confirmation.
“Trollhunter” opened in limited release this past Friday, but if it’s not playing anywhere near you, it’s already available on-demand.