CJ Entertainment has announced that Deon Taylor (The Intruder, Black and Blue) is set to direct the Gothic horror-thriller Grave Hill, an English language remake of director Derek Nguyen’s 2016 Vietnamese horror The Housemaid.
“Having the opportunity to work with CJ Entertainment is absolutely a dream come true,” said Director Deon Taylor. “The collaboration they created with Bong Joon Ho and the film Parasite was incredible. I truly believe Grave Hill is a special, elevated thriller that will speak to social themes we are dealing with today and simultaneously push audiences to the edge of their seats just like the original version did. This is a rare film and I’m very excited to bring it to life with CJ and team!”
“Deon is a filmmaker who will absolutely push boundaries and challenge sensibilities when it comes to elevating a story – particularly those rooted in suspense with social and racial themes,” added Jerry Ko, CJ Entertainment’s Head of International Division. “His creative vision for Grave Hill involves stepping far beyond the ordinary to retell a haunting story that’s different from anything audiences have seen before.”
Grave Hill is set to begin principal photography early in 2021, and joins a growing slate of English language productions from Korea’s CJ Entertainment which includes HBO’s Parasite TV series and remakes of Korean hits Extreme Job and Sunny.