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Someone might finally be opening the doors to 'The Orphanage.'

Variety reports that New Line Cinema is in talks with Mark Pellington ('The Mothman Prophecies,' 'Arlington Road') to direct the studio's long-in-development remake of the Spanish-language ghost story 'The Orphanage.' The remake will be produced by Guillermo del Toro (who had a hand in the original film), Beau Flynn and Tripp Vinson, with a script by del Toro and Larry Fessenden ('The Last Winter,' 'Wendigo'), who was originally attached to direct. Someone might finally be opening the doors to 'The Orphanage.'

Variety reports that New Line Cinema is in talks with Mark Pellington ('The Mothman Prophecies,' 'Arlington Road') to direct the studio's long-in-development remake of the Spanish-language ghost story 'The Orphanage.' The remake will be produced by Guillermo del Toro (who had a hand in the original film), Beau Flynn and Tripp Vinson, with a script by del Toro and Larry Fessenden ('The Last Winter,' 'Wendigo'), who was originally attached to direct.

'The Orphanage,' or 'El Orfanato' as it's known in its native tongue, starred Belen Rueda ('The Sea Inside') as a woman who returns to the now-defunct orphanage where she was raised to open a home for disabled children. Soon, her young son starts talking to an imaginary friend who might not be so imaginary ...

Mark Pellington's knack for tension and startling imagery (the disturbing opening of 'Arlington Road' is almost unbearably intense) makes him a perfect choice to direct the atmospheric horror film. Pellington also recently directed 'U2 3D' and 'Henry Poole is Here.'