CJ E&M has reportedly stated that the blockbuster Korean horror flick "Hide and Seek" has begun production for its American remake and the production company has apparently roped in director Drake Doremus for another remake movie.
Released in 2013, "Hide and Seek" is directed by Huh Jung telling an intense story of a family that believes strangers are hiding in their home. Reports have surfaced that Jonathan Rhys Meyer has been signed to play the lead in the film directed by Joel David Moorem.
The cast is also said to include Jacinda Barrett, Jeo Pantoliano and Mustafa Shakir. Though initially distributed by Next Entertainment World, CJ has recently acquired distribution rights for the blockbuster remake.
The untitled Doremus movie will feature Sebastian Stan and Jamie Dorna who are set to compete for the love of Shailene Woodley. CJ Entertainment's Tae-Sung Jeong and Francis Chung will produce alongside Robert George and Doremus.
"Hide and Seek" deals with the crisis in affordable housing and the widening gap between the rich and poor. The story follows "a man looking for his long lost brother who chances upon a secret world of squatters terrorizing unsuspecting tenants".
CJ's Francis Chung stated that "The original was very successful because of its unique yet relevant approach to an elevated thriller, and Joel delivered us a story that builds upon the original in a fresh and terrifying way. We are so excited to have an exceptional cast led by Jonathan, Jacinda, Joe and Mustafa, and can't wait to entice both fans of the original and new audiences alike".
According to CJ E&M, ten films are currently under production for the US market while officials believe that targeting the US audience could lead to a breakthrough in the international market. The production giant also announced that Universal Studios will be in charge of global distribution for "Bye Bye Bye", the remake of Korean film "Sunny" produced by Hartbeat Productions.
CJ E&M also has the remake of "Ms.Granny" and a biopic on Japanese-Korean athlete in the kitty.