Parasite producer CJ Entertainment has tapped Black And Blue and Traffik filmmaker Deon Taylor to direct gothic horror-thriller Grave Hill, the corporate’s English-language remake of the hit Vietnamese horror movie The Housemaid.
As we beforehand revealed, Oscar-winner Geoffrey Fletcher (Precious) wrote the tailored screenplay with Derek Nguyen, writer-director of 2016 pic The Housemaid, which explores racial and social themes by way of a style lens. The remake will happen within the American South through the Reconstruction Era.
In the unique, an orphaned Vietnamese lady is employed to be a housemaid at a haunted rubber plantation in 1953 French Indochina. However, she unexpectedly falls in love with the French landowner and awakens the vengeful ghost of his lifeless spouse.
CJ Entertainment is financing, creating and producing the brand new English-language remake. Executive producers are CJ Group Vice Chairwoman Miky Lee, CJ Entertainment’s Jinnie Choi and Jerry Ko together with Hidden Empire’s Roxanne Taylor and Royal Viking Entertainment’s Sean Sorensen.
Producers are Don Handfield (The Founder), by way of his Motor manufacturing banner, Timothy Linh Bui (producer of The Housemaid) by way of his Happy Canvas label, Derek Nguyen, and CJ Entertainment’s Yeonu Choi.
The movie is predicted to start principal images in Q1, 2021.
Said Jerry Ko, CJ Entertainment’s Head of International Division: “Deon is a filmmaker who will completely push boundaries and problem sensibilities on the subject of elevating a narrative – significantly these rooted in suspense with social and racial themes. His artistic imaginative and prescient for Grave Hill entails stepping far past the odd to retell a haunting story that is completely different from something audiences have seen earlier than.
“Having the chance to work with CJ Entertainment is totally a dream come true,” mentioned director Taylor. “The collaboration they created with Bong Joon Ho and the movie Parasite was unimaginable. I really imagine Grave Hill is a particular elevated thriller that can communicate to social themes we’re coping with in the present day and concurrently push audiences to the sting of their seats identical to the unique model did. This is a uncommon movie and I’m very excited to convey it to life with CJ and workforce!”
Taylor’s thriller The Intruder was launched by Screen Gems final yr. With Jamie Foxx, he produced the upcoming comedy function All-Star Weekend, and he additionally produced, wrote and directed the upcoming Lionsgate thriller Fatale, starring two-time Oscar winner Hilary Swank.
Earlier this yr, Korean studio CJ made a strategic funding in David Ellison’s Skydance Media that can see the businesses collaborate on movie and TV initiatives.
Glen Mastroberte negotiated the deal for Hidden Empire Film Group whereas Adam Mehr at McCathern Law negotiated on behalf of CJ Entertainment.