Director Larry Fessenden told Arrow In The Head that he is most likely off the ORPHANAGE remake project. A difference of opinion in casting and “direction” seems to be the reason:
THE ORPHANAGE was two years of waiting. Working on the script with Guillermo was a very exciting experience, but then I got into a casting miasma and that’s where the thing is; I think they’re gonna do it another way, actually. So I think I’m out of it. Hopefully they’ll still use my script, but I’m not sure I’m directing it anymore. That’s Hollywood for ya.
That’s a shame. If true, I would prefer to see the remake produced with the screenwriters’ original vision entact.