Neil Marshall Talks Trollhunter Remake, Ditching Found Footage and Troll FX

Posted 11:23 PM June 29th, 2014 by Fred Topel

Neill Marshall has been busy directing television these days, including series like Black Sales and Game of Thrones. He directed the pilot to NBC’s Constantine TV series and he showed up at the Saturn Awards to talk it up. I asked him when we’re going to see another movie from the director of The Descent and Centurion, and he gave me an update on his next film.

“I’m still working on Trollhunter, to get that off the ground,” Marshall said.

The Norwegian film Trollhunter was a found footage movie with a comedic bent. Marshall confirmed the English language version would ditch the found footage gimmick.

“No, we want to broaden the world and the story out a bit more,” he said.

The visual effects in Trollhunter were a marvel, with a bit of a goofy wit. Marshall plans to create a unique look of trolls in his movie, because he respects the unique original so much.

“I have some ideas about how I want to do the effects but I want to keep them under my hat for the time being. I love the original and I don’t want to just make a riff on the original. I want to try and bring something of my own to it.”

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