Troll Hunter remake coming from Neil Marshall

The Descent’s Neil Marshall to direct the remake of cult Norwegian horror Troll Hunter

A scene from 2011's Troll Hunter. Spoiler: A troll did it.
A scene from 2011’s Troll Hunter. Spoiler: A troll did it.

Neil Marshall, the one-time saviour of British horror (The Descent, Dog Soldiers, Doomsday), has been lined up to direct the inevitable English-language remake of 2011’s cult Norwegian horror film Troll Hunter, which is also being produced by adventure movie heavyweight Chris Colombus.

According to Deadline, filming is due to start in 2014 and, much like the original, which cast a prominent Norwegian comedian in the lead, the production is looking to enlist a big star “not normally associated with the genre.”

Pick up the original Troll Hunter on DVD for £4.77 or Blu-ray for £7.75 from Amazon.co.uk.