Adam Sandler set to star in the fantasy comedy Hello Ghost

adam-sanderA remake of the Korean supernatural comedy Hello Ghost has found its leading man in Adam Sandler. The film will be directed by Chris Columbus (Home AloneHarry Potter) from a script by Karen Croner (Admission). Universal Pictures will be distributing the film along with Sandler’s production company Happy Madison.

The story revolves around a man who is harassed by four ghosts after a failed suicide attempt. The ghosts won’t leave him alone until he helps them fulfill their unrealized dreams which they failed to accomplish while living. Adam Sandler will play the suicidal man but none of the ghosts have been cast yet. Don’t be surprised if they’re played by Sandler’s usual suspects (Chris Rock, Kevin James), or another one of the Happy Madison players.

Chris Columbus is also attached to work with Sandler on an adaptation of the popular internet short Pixels. Sandler serves as an executive producer on that film which has been described as a Ghostbusters-style action comedy in which characters come out of a video game to wreak havoc in the real world. Columbus is set to direct Pixels as well, but it appears as though Hello Ghost will film first.

Adam Sandler can next be seen in Grown Ups 2, set for release on July 12th, and is currently filming the romantic comedy Blended, which pairs him up with Drew Barrymore for the third time.