'The Intruder' Director Deon Taylor Tapped to Direct Remake of 'The Housemaid' Entitled 'Grave Hill'!
Be careful who you fall in love with. You never know what ghosts they have...
...KHC has learned that CJ Entertainment, producer of Parasite, bas brought on director Deon Taylor (The Intruder) to direct Grave Hill, the company’s English language remake of the popular Vietnamese horror film The Housemaid (2016)!
In the original The Housemaid, written/directed by Derek Nguyen:
"When an orphaned Vietnamese girl is hired to be a housemaid at a haunted rubber plantation in 1953 French Indochina, she unexpectedly falls in love with the French landowner and awakens the vengeful ghost of his dead wife... who is out for blood."
Academy Award® winner Geoffrey Fletcher (“Precious”) wrote the adapted screenplay with Derek Nguyen.
CJ Entertainment is financing, developing and producing the new English language remake. Executive producers are CJ Group Vice Chairwoman Miky Lee, CJ Entertainment’s Jinnie Choi and Jerry Ko along with Hidden Empire’s Roxanne Taylor and Motor’s Sean Sorensen.
Producers are Don Handfield (“The Founder”), through his Motor production banner, Timothy Linh Bui (producer of the original Vietnamese “The Housemaid”), through his Happy Canvas, Derek Nguyen, and CJ Entertainment’s Yeonu Choi.
Said Taylor, “Having the opportunity to work with CJ Entertainment is absolutely a dream come true...The collaboration they created with Bong Joon Ho and the film ‘Parasite’ was incredible. I truly believe ‘Grave Hill’ is a special, elevated thriller that will speak to social themes we are dealing with today and simultaneously push audiences to the edge of their seats just like the original version did. This is a rare film and I’m very excited to bring it to life with CJ and team!”
The film is expected to begin shooting in the first quarter of 2021.
By Matt Konopka