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Karen Croner will pen the Chris Columbus remake of HELLO GHOST

Julian Stark

by: Julian Stark
June 30th, 2011

Karen Croner will write the remake of HELLO GHOST

Director Chris Columbus is never one to do the expected, as his list of works from the 1990's alone includes the comedy MRS. DOUBTFIRE, melodrama STEPMOM, and the sci-fi flick BICENTENNIAL MAN. He became even more eclectic this past decade with the first two HARRY POTTER features, the adaptation of the Broadway musical Rent, and PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIANS: THE LIGHTNING THIEF.

The director looks to broaden his horizons again with HELLO GHOST, a film he nabbed in February, and Deadline Hollywoodreports that ONE TRUE THING writer Karen Croner is now attached to write the film’s screenplay. HELLO GHOST will derive from a Lee Hae-joon comedy that focuses on a suicidal man who must grant wishes for four ghosts after a botched attempt at killing himself.

Croner isn’t exactly familiar with comedy, but the story lends itself to dark humor more than typical humor. With its dark introduction and ironically light conflict, HELLO GHOST might easily straddle the line between drama and comedy and make for a great film.

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