Chris Columbus' 1492 Pictures to Remake Korea's 'Hello Ghost'

12:53 AM PST 02/24/2011 by Park Soo-mee

Local hit is a Korean 'The Sixth Sense' meets 'Ghost Town.'

 

SEOUL – Hello Ghost, a Korean film by the director Kim Young-tak, has sold remake rights to Chris Columbus' 1492 Pictures.
 
A comedy about a depressed man who sees ghosts after a suicide attempt, the film attracted over 3.04 million admissions locally when it opened in theaters last year. The film stars Cha Tae-hyun as the male lead.
 
“The film has gotten remake offers from a number of major Hollywood studios,” said NEW, the Korean distributor, in a statement Wednesday. “We were happy to make a decision after getting an offer from a director who possess a wide fan base.”
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