Hideo Nakata Enters the Suicide Forest


Hideo NakataHideo Nakata and evil, malevolent spirits go together like Japanese ghosts and girls with long hair. So it makes perfect sense for producers Roy Lee and Taka Ichise to tap the Japanese director to helm their upcoming adaptation of the comic book “The Suicide Forest”.

The books, from El Torres and Gabriel Hernandez, “revolves around Aokigahara, a vast forest outside Tokyo which is called the most famous suicide spot in the world. Legend [has it] spirits of past suicides roaming among the trees. An American ex-pat living in Tokyo must enlist the help of a forest ranger in Aokigahara to help free him from the clutches of an evil spirit haunting him from the Suicide Forest.”

Well, that’s one forest I’ll be scratching off my “Places to Visit When I Go to Japan” list.

This wouldn’t be Nakata’s first foray into Hollywood filmmaking. The original director of the original “Ringu” crossed the Pacific Ocean to direct “The Ring Two”, the American sequel to the American remake of “Ringu”. (Wrap your heads around that, kids.) And as recent as two years ago, he directed the Brit horror flick “Chatroom”.

The producers are currently looking for a screenwriter to adapt the comics for them. What are you waiting for? Send them your resume or something.

The Suicide Forest Comic Book Cover

Via : Deadline

Author: Nix

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  • http://profile.yahoo.com/QY54OTSMZWUYSHA3OYENTRK73A fruitnukes

    whoa, and I didn’t think it was possible to create an even lamer version of the blair witch project…

  • BlerghWitch

    Yes, everything in the world is the Blair Witch Project. Every horror movie is the Blair Witch Project. I even have a Blair Witch Project frozen in my fridge. Sigh.
    I’ve read the book. It’s a great comic book, one of the best horror books I ever read. Let’s hope it became a good movie. Blair Witch not included.