Thor: Ragnarok director is planning to Americanize one of his most beloved movies

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Oct 26, 2017

Taika Waititi may be best known for directing the multi-million dollar Thor: Ragnarok, but he was already well established in the world of comedy before he was tapped to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The vampire mockumentary he directed with Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Concords), What We Do in the Shadows, was already being praised as a hilarious classic three years prior to Waititi ever stepping foot in Asgard. Two years later, he hit laughter-inducing gold once again with Hunt for the Wilderpeople

Fandango now reports he is in the planning stages of adapting the movie into a collection of spin-offs, one of which will be an American television show. While that's still in the early stages of development, production on the mockumentary focusing on the cops from What We Do in the Shadows is said to be starting soon. Waititi describes this one as "A sort of mockumentary X-Files [that takes place in] a certain small New Zealand town where they investigate paranormal activity."

The original movie was about a group of vampires (one of them a hipster) living together in Wellington, New Zealand and the humurous situations that arise from being undead in the modern age. There are also some werewolves thrown in for good measure. 

This isn't the first time a foreign filmmaker has decided to remake or re-adapt their own work for American audiences. Cecil B. Demille, Alfred Hitchcock, Frank Capra, and Ken Scott are all guilty of it. Seriously, Google it if you don't believe us. 

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