• The Hollywood Reporter on LinkedIn
  • Follow THR on Pinterest

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

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.”