Amy Adams… Oh, how we love you. Beyond your dazzling red hair and porcelain skin lies one of the best young actresses of your generation, with three Oscar nominations to prove it. (We thought you should have won for Junebug, incidentally.) You've got a couple of non-prestige pictures coming out soon in the form of The Muppets and Man of Steel, but you can't keep your talents down. If you want to star in this retelling of Juan Antonio Bayona's El orfanato, aka The Orphanage, we won't even complain too much that it's an unnecessary remake.
Guillermo del Toro, who produced the original, superlative haunted house picture, is returning to produce the remake of The Orphanage, to be directed by (the underrated) Arlington Road's Mark Pellington. The script is being written by horror maestro Larry Fessenden (who also wrote and directed Wendigo, a fairly unknown 2001 horror classic that proves him up to the task). Great talents, all. Now according to Bloody Disgusting they've approached Amy Adams to take the starring role as a woman who's adopted child, already afflicted with HIV, goes missing in the orphanage she runs with alongside her husband.
Normally we look down on the current remake trend, but even we have to admit that's an exceptional pool of talent del Toro has put together. If Amy Adams really does sign on, we're willing to get excited about this one.
CraveOnline will return with more Orphanage news as soon as we check out that strange noise… Actually, come to think of it? It's probably nothing. Let's let it slide.