South Korea’s hit horror film “Gonjiam Haunted Asylum” is getting a US remake!
LA-based Black Box Management and Seoul’s BH Entertainment will be working together for the remake of the 2018 horror movie.
Gonjiam tells the story of an online reality show that recruited a group to explore the abandoned Gonjiam Psychiatric Hospital.
The said film will be directed by Jung Bum Shik, who also co-created the 2007 horror movie “Epitaph“.
Moreover, while delving into the “experience-horror” genre, it sure brought thrill and nightmares to those who have seen it.
Hence, the acclaimed horror motion picture raked in a whopping $20 million in worldwide box office.
In a statement, Black Box partners Mike Dill and Lowell Shapiro shared their thoughts regarding the Hollywood remake of the film.
“We are thankful to our friends at Showbox for putting their faith in us to develop Gonjiam for U.S. audiences. Korea has become a second home for us. We are excited to help in sharing the entertainment and culture that has captivated the world’s attention”.
Also, Charles Pak, head of international development at BH Entertainment expressed his excitement about the partnership, “As Parasite has proven, the appetite for Korean content has never been higher.”
“The partnership will further the exchange and development of adaptations, remakes and originals for both Korean and U.S. markets,” he concluded in a statement.
Have you seen the original Gonjiam? Are you also eager to see the Hollywood version of this film?