Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe To Empire!
Get 12 issues from just £25
Must-Have Movie Collectibles
Bid on some classic memorabilia
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Exclusive Clip From Xavier Dolan's Mommy
The Cannes-acclaimed drama shares a dance-off
New Trailer For Avengers: Age Of Ultron Smashes In
And our first (brief) look at The Vision
Dan Stevens In Talks For Beauty And The Beast
And Luke Evans will be Gaston
Ridley Scott Wants To Bring Flashman Back To Screens
Adapting George MacDonald Fraser's books
Lionsgate Creating Movie From Dust
Dodgeball's Rawson Marshall Thurber To Direct
Diablo Cody Writing The Barbie Movie
Plus possible first glimpse of He-Man's Battle Cat
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
18 February 2015
Second Trailer For The Cobbler
Adam Sandler walks a mile in other peoples' shoes
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
Men, Women & Children
Empire Star Rating
Blended (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Grown Ups 2 (2013)
Empire Star Rating
That's My Boy (2012)
Empire Star Rating
Jack and Jill (2012)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Adam Sandler Says Hello Ghost
With Chris Columbus to direct

14 June 2013  |  Written by Phil de Semlyen  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

submit to reddit

Adam Sandler

Ready for news of another Adam Sandler comedy? Tough, because he's signed up for a Chris Columbus directed remake of Korean supernatural comedy Hello Ghost. Sandler, who'll also produce with Happy Madison partner Jack Giarraputo, will play a man whose attempt at suicide results in him being haunted by four ghosts.

They won't leave him in peace until he helps them amend for past sins, a Christmas Carol-in-reverse scenario that might just see him learning a life lesson or two along the way, too.

It's officially Columbus day in movieland, with Deadline reporting that the one-time Harry Potter director will also be bringing his attention to bear on the Yuletide-set 12/24. His 142 Pictures and Ocean Blue Entertainment marque has bought the spec script written by Matt Lieberman. Inspired by another Christmas-y idea, this time by David Guggenheim (writer of Denzel Washington thriller Safe House), it sees two brothers employing their home video to try to capture Santa on camera.

They get more than they bargained for though when they end up joining Mr Claus on his sleigh ride, cause a big ol' crash and have to save Christmas for everyone everywhere. Will there be waterboarding and guns, a la Safe House? Probably not. With Columbus overseeing as producer, this sounds like solidly family-friendly Christmas fare. More on director and casting picks as they come.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Joss Whedon Much Ado About Nothing Podcast Special
Much ado about Avengers 2
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script

Your Comments

RE: Cant f**king wait!!!!
L: snaze1 A new Adam Sandler "comedy" film, cant f**king wait! (Note:The above comment may contain traces of sarcasm) nly traces? More

Posted by Woger at 15:44 on 17 June 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Cant f**king wait!!!!
Is the 'ghost' his career? More

Posted by Ghidorah at 18:41 on 15 June 2013 | Report This Post

Cant f**king wait!!!!
A new Adam Sandler "comedy" film, cant f**king wait! (Note:The above comment may contain traces of sarcasm) More

Posted by snaze1 at 09:18 on 15 June 2013 | Report This Post

Harry Potter
Columbus is, of course two-time, Harry Potter director. But hey, it's Friday : ) More

Posted by flurkieboy at 15:40 on 14 June 2013 | Report This Post

RE: Hoo-fucking-ray
Sounds good! More

Posted by Dannybohy at 12:57 on 14 June 2013 | Report This Post

Hoo-fucking-ray
Where's that champagne I've been saving... More

Posted by lukeynemo at 12:45 on 14 June 2013 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Showrunner Beau Willimon Reveals 8 House Of Cards Secrets
On Kevin Spacey’s dog-dispatching and more…

21 Great Movie Cons
Fleece your friends with these duplicitous devices...

Empire Podcast 150: Margot Robbie
The Focus (and Wolf Of Wall Street) star from the Top Gear track...

Empire's New Spectre Issue Covers
First look at Bond 24 in Empire's April issue

Vote For The Jameson Empire Awards 2015!
Your mission is clear...

Sleeping Beauties: The Story Behind 12 Of Cinema's Unlikeliest Hits
They came, they saw, they surprisingly conquered

Writer / Director Dan Gilroy Reveals 8 Nightcrawler Secrets
On Jake Gyllenhaal's hand-slicing mirror smash and more...

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)