The DLB recently spoke to André Øvredal, the director of the Norwegian monster movie Trollhunter which opens at The Royal in Toronto Aug. 19 before debuting on DVD and Blu-ray next Tuesday (Aug. 23). The mockumentary, which sees a group of Norwegian film students shadowing Norway’s only troll hunter (Otto Jespersen) as he deals with a number of wayward trolls, was a hit upon its release in Norway last year and has seen limited releases worldwide. Its success has also prompted an American remake, spearheaded by Home Alone director Chris Columbus’s company 1492, which is currently in the scripting stage.
Øvredal is currently reading a bunch of Hollywood scripts (“A lot I don’t like but some I really like”) and is also working on his own monster comedy script about American mythology which will likely become his next directorial effort. “That has potential to be an amazing movie.”