In an age of remakes and reboots, it was only a matter of time. A remake of the iconic ghost story horror film The Changeling is officially in the works, and a director is now attached to the project. It appears that filmmaker Anders Engström will be the director to reimagine The Changeling and create a remake that will re-introduce the horrifying ghost story for modern audiences.
The news was revealed by Deadline, where it was also stated that the film’s story will include “several new twists and turns.” The Changeling is intended to begin shooting in Ireland.
The film will be produced by Joel B. Michaels, based on a script by Tab Murphy. Uwe Schott and Stefan Arndt of X-Filme will also be producing the remake of The Changeling, with Cornerstone’s Alison Thompson and Mark Gooder serving as executive producers.
Here’s what producer Joel B. Michaels, who also produced the original film, had to say about the upcoming remake of The Changeling:
“I am overjoyed at having the unique opportunity to reimagine an updated version of the iconic film The Changeling that I produced so many years ago. It’s flattering to know that it proved to have inspired a rash of filmmakers that paid homage to the original film. I am excited to be working with Anders Engström who will bring his own contemporary vision to the film.”
Those are some exciting words, especially from those horror fans who might be interested in seeing what Anders Engström might be bringing to the table.
In any case, it’s possible this new interpretation of the 1980 horror classic The Changeling will turn out to be a solid remake. And considering those involved with the new project, it certainly has the potential. After all, with one of the original producers involved, it should hopefully stay faithful to the spirit of the original movie.