Hit Horror Film “Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum” Is Getting A Hollywood Remake
A Hollywood remake of “Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum” is officially in the works!
On May 27 local time, Hollywood Reporter revealed that American company Black Box Management was joining forces with Seoul-based BH Entertainment to produce an American remake of the popular 2018 movie “Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum.” The two companies recently inked a new strategic partnership, and the upcoming remake will mark their first joint project.
“Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum” is a found-footage horror film about a group of people who explore an abandoned psychiatric hospital while streaming their adventures live. Produced on a budget of just $2.2 million, the movie raked in over $20 million worldwide.
Black Box partners Mike Dill and Lowell Shapiro commented, “We are thankful to our friends at [South Korean distributor] Showbox for putting their faith in us to develop ‘Gonjiam’ for U.S. audiences. Korea has become a second home for us, and we are excited to help share the entertainment and culture that has captivated the world’s attention.”
Charles Pak, the head of international development at BH Entertainment, added, “As ‘Parasite’ has proven, the appetite for Korean content has never been higher. [Our] partnership will further the exchange and development of Korean and U.S. adaptations, remakes, and originals for both Korean and U.S. markets.”
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