Amy Adams in Talks to Star in a Remake of The Orphanage


The Orphanage (2007) Movie PosterAmy Adams, currently helping Superman defeat evil Kryptonians as intrepid Daily Planet reporter Lois Lane in Zack Snyder’s reboot of “Man of Steel”, is reportedly in talks to star in New Line’s upcoming remake of the Spanish horror film “The Orphanage”. As far as I can tell, this would be her first horror movie, though I could be wrong. That is, if she actually signs on the dotted line to star. As of right now, she’s just in talks for the role.

Guillermo del Toro will produce the remake, which will be based on the 2007 Spanish horror movie of the same name directed by Juan Antonio Bayona and written by Sergio Sánchez. Adams would play the female lead, a single mom who takes ownership of a run-down orphanage, only to discover that evil shenanigans are afoot. Actress Belén Rueda played the female lead in the original.

The remake will be directed by Mark Pellington (“The Mothman Prophecies”) from a script by Larry Fessenden and original writer Sergio Sanchez.

FYI: Adam is a 3-time Oscar-nominated actress, with her most recent nomination coming for “The Fighter”.

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  • Anonymous

    So okay, here’s the basic problem with remake boom today VS the past: In ye olde days, if you didn’t live in a town with an art theatre, you weren’t going to be catching “Rashomon” or “The Seven Samurai” anytime soon, but you were probably going to see “The Outrage” or “The Magnificent Seven” at the local theatre. When Hammer did their remakes/reimaginings of Universal horror movies in the 50’s, or when “King Kong” and “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” were rebooted in the 70’s and “Scarface” and “Invasion From Mars” in the 80’s, you could only watch the originals if and when broadcast TV stations saw fit to play them. Along with “The Orphanage”, you can walk into almost any store that sells videos and get the original versions of “Red Dawn”, “The Warriors”, “21 Jump Street”, etc., just about anything that’s up for a remake. In a world of tangible and digital home video, there isn’t even the pretense of added accessibility and availability in remaking a movie any more.

  • Tin Hoang

    Is the Orphanage even worthy of a remake? Didn’t think the original was that great. The Devil’s Backbone should probably be higher up on the remake list.