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It’s been known that Imprint Entertainment has been after the remake rights to the South Korean horror movie “Phone” since April of 2009, but it looks like they’ve finally landed it. The remake was made official today in South Korea, where the Imprint bigwigs showed up for a press conference with original “Phone” director Ahn Byung-ki, who will be following in the footsteps of his Japanese compatriots Hideo Nakata and Takashi Shimizu by remaking his own movie for an American audience. Says Ahn: “I thought Korean horror films would succeed in Hollywood once Korean directors steer the remake projects, just as ‘The Grudge’ and ‘The Ring’ series were succcessful.” He is, of course, referencing Nakata directing the remake of his “The Grudge”, while Shimizu did likewise with his “Grudge” franchise. Ahn, for those unfamiliar with South Korean cinema, is famous for his long-hair ghost story horror movies, having previously »
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Jon Hewitt is preparing to shoot a follow up his teen serial killer film. X will take a trip into the underbelly of Australia’s sex trade. Shooting is slated to start in early 2010.
Deadgirl caught a lot of heat for its controversial subject matter and now writer Trent Haaga is preparing to step behind the camera for Chop. The new project is being toted as a "revenge thriller with a comedic edge in the tradition of "Fargo" and "Oldboy"." The time may be ripe to finally catch up with Deadgil.
#3 "Submarine" adds great cast
Richard Ayoade's adaptation of Joe Dunthorne's coming of age story Submarine had previously cast Craig Roberts and Yasmin Paige but it's the addition of the great Paddy Considine and Sally Hawkins that has us excited. If the comparisons »
It looks like things are ready to rock and roll for supernatural thriller Voice from the Stone as The Ring leader Hideo Nakata signs up to direct.
The film follows a psychologist who takes on the case of an orphaned boy who swears he will remain mute until his mother's spirit returns. The psychologist soon realises there is more than just professional curiosity drawing her to the child, and that she has been manipulated by the mother's spirit to bring her closer to her son.
The film sounds right up J-Horror-master Nakata's street. We look forward to being sufficiently freaked out once again with his take on the Italiano psycho-thriller.
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Hideo Nakata is set to direct the supernatural thriller "Voice From the Stone." Nakata directed the original Japanese version of "The Ring" ("Ringu") and the English sequel "The Ring Two" starring Naomi Watts.
Mark Wheaton ("The Messengers," "Friday the 13th") has written the screenplay based on an Italian novel of the same name. The story revolves around a female child psychologist who takes on the case of a young boy who made a promise to his dying mother. The promise? He will remain silent until her spirit returns. Tan dan dan...
Nakata is the perfect choice to helm this project. "Voice From the Stone" has a strong female character and a perturbed young boy at its core, much like "The Ring" films with Watts' Rachel protecting her young son Aidan (David Dorfman). »
For those cinema amateurs out there that think America has been on the cutting age of horror filmmaking for the past seven years, think again. 2002's The Ring marked shift in the film industry. A shift from thought and creation, to simply mining other mediums for everything they're worth (which so far has not been much). Now, nine years later, the man who started it all by delivering Ringu to Japanese audiences in 1998, Hideo Nakata, will be direct Voice From the Stone for Zanuck Independent. According to Variety, the supernatural thriller is about a young boy sworn to silence until the spirit of his dead mother returns. Soon, the boy's psychologist becomes the body that his mother possesses in order to come back from the dead. Presumably, her first attempt at returning is in the form of a stone, that the boy hears a voice from, otherwise the title would »
Japanese director Hideo Nakata is most famous for directing the original versions of the “Ring” movies, or “Ringu” as its known overseas. He loved directing ghost ladies who climb out of TV’s so much, he returned to the franchise in 2005 to direct the sequel to the American version starring Naomi Watts. (And, I suppose, the nice paycheck didn’t hurt, either.) With “Ring” still apparently popular (though I suppose that’s open to debate), Nakata is currently attached to direct the third entry, which is scheduled for 2011. Before that, though, Nakata is helming “Voice from the Stone” for Zanuck Independent. Based on an Italian novel of the same name, “Voice From the Stone” was adapted by Mark Wheaton, and tells the story of a female child psychologist who takes on the case of a young boy. Nothing creepy there, right? Not so fast, my friends. You see, the hook »
Hideo Nakata, the scariest man in Japan, is back to his usual spooky, pant-wetting tricks with the news that he's to direct Voice From the Stone, a supernatural thriller based on an Italian cult classic novel.The plot involves a female psychologist as she starts a case concerning a boy who won't speak - supposedly because of a promise he made to his recently deceased mother not to utter a word until 'her spirit returns'.We're not sure what that means or how exactly your spirit might return (Self-addressed coffin? Shaped as boomerang?) but it has something to do with the psychologist being inhabited by the mother's ghost, someway, somehow.We'll have to find out once the film's released, or buy the novel it was originally based on, which was written for the screen by Mark Wheaton, writer of Friday The 13th and The Messengers. It will be produced by »
Ringu helmer Hideo Nakata has signed on to direct the independent supernatural thriller Voice From the Stone . Based on the Italian cult novel of the same name, the story centers on a female psychologist who takes on the case of a young boy who made a promise to his dying mother to remain silent until her spirit returns. The psychologist begins to realize that the boy's dead mother has manipulated her in order to take possession of her body so she can be reunited with her son. Mark Wheaton ( The Messengers ) wrote the adaptation. »
Variety reports that Hideo Nakata, who helmed the Japanese Ringu chillers among others as well as the American The Ring Two, will direct Voice From The Stone for Zanuck Independent. The project is based on the Italian cult novel La Voce Della Pietra by Silvio Raffo.
The story concerns a female psychologist treating a young boy who has vowed to remain silent until his deceased mother’s spirit returns—and discovers that the mother’s ghost intends to use her body as the vessel to live again and be reunited with her child. Former Fango contributor Mark Wheaton, whose credits include The Messengers and the Friday The 13th remake, wrote the script. Shooting will take place next spring/summer for producers Dean Zanuck, Stefano Gallini-Durante, Oliver Simon and Daniel Baur. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Gingold)
When Japanese director Hideo Nakata dropped The Ring on us several years ago, he basically introduced horror audiences to what would become to be known as J-Horror. Hundreds of films concerning little girls dressed in white with long black hair later, the man himself is ready to spin another ghostly tale.
Variety reports that Nakata has signed on to direct Zanuck Independent's supernatural thriller Voice from the Stone.
The film will be based on the Italian cult novel of the same name, and the story centers upon a female psychologist who takes on the case of a young boy who made a promise to his dying mother to remain silent until her spirit returns. The psychologist begins to realize that the boy's dead mother has manipulated her in order to take possession of her body so she can be reunited with her son. Mark Wheaton (The Messengers) penned the adaptation. »
- Uncle Creepy
Earlier this decade, director Hideo Nakata had a lot of things going for him. The American remake of his Japanese horror flick The Ring was a huge hit and launched a new sub-genre in Hollywood. A number of his films were tabbed for remakes and some made it through development (Dark Water) and some didn't (Chaos). But the J-horror genre started to play itself out and by the time Nakata made his English-language debut on The Ring 2, the movie was widely panned and Nakata's buzz stateside had »
- Mike Sampson
Hideo Nakata, helmer of the original Japanese version of "The Ring" as well as the second English version "The Ring Two," will helm Zanuck Independent's supernatural thriller "Voice From the Stone." Dean Zanuck and Stefano Gallini-Durante are to produce alongside Oliver Simon and Daniel Baur from K5 Film. Production will start in the spring or summer, 2010. Mark Wheaton wrote screenplay for "Voice," adapted from an Italian novel of the same name. The story tells of a female child psychologist who takes on the case of a boy who made a promise to his dying mom to remain silent until a time when her spirit returns. »
The Ring (Ringu) helmer Hideo Nakata has signed on to direct Zanuck Independent's supernatural thriller Voice From The Stone. Based on the Italian cult novel of the same name, the story centers on a female psychologist who takes on the case of a young boy who made a promise to his dying mother to remain silent until her spirit returns. The psychologist begins to realize that the boy's dead mother has manipulated her in order to take possession of her body so she can be reunited with her son. Mark Wheaton (The Messengers) penned the adaptation. Lensing is scheduled to begin in spring-summer. »
Mark Wheaton wrote the screenplay. This project will get underway in the spring or summer.
Voice From the Stone is adapted from an Italian novel. It centers on a female child psychologist who starts working with a young boy. She comes to learn that he made a promise to his dying mother that he would not talk until her spirit comes back.
Hideo Nakata, the director behind the original The Ring (aka Ringu) has signed on to direct Zanuck Independent's supernatural thriller Voice From the Stone , according to Variety. Based on the Italian cult novel of the same name, the story centers on a female psychologist who takes on the case of a young boy who made a promise to his dying mother to remain silent until her spirit returns. The psychologist begins to realize that the boy's dead mother has manipulated her in order to take possession of her body so she can be reunited with her son. Nakata is best known for directing the original first two Ringu movies, as well as the American sequel The Ring 2 . Mark Wheaton who also wrote The Messengers , Infected and is credited for the story of the Friday The 13th remake »
More Afm news
Hideo Nakata, who directed the original Japanese version of "The Ring" and the second English version "The Ring Two," has been tapped to direct Zanuck Independent's supernatural thriller "Voice From the Stone."
K5's Bill Stephens is handling worldwide sales at Afm for the production, set to begin shooting in the spring or summer.
"Voice," adapted from an Italian novel of the same name, centers on a female child psychologist who takes on the case of a young boy who made a promise to his dying mother to remain silent until her spirit returns.
At Afm, K5 also is repping "Separation City, »
- By Gregg Kilday
Just in time for Halloween, Palisades Tartan has grouped together three of the most successful Asian horror films of recent years in one region 2 DVD collection. Although terms such as ‘essential’ are woefully overused when it comes to such compilations, in this case it certainly rings true, as the three titles are arguably among the most important and influential examples of the modern Asian genre – not least since two of them have been the subject of markedly less successful Hollywood remakes. The films in question, “Audition”, “Dark Water” and “The Eye” also provide a showcase for three highly acclaimed directors in the ever prolific Takashi Miike (still best known in the West for his infamous “Ichi the Killer”), The Pang Brothers (who recently headed for the Us themselves with “The Messengers” and a remake of their own “Bangkok Dangerous”) and Hideo Nakata, whose “Ringu” launched the new wave of Eastern horror. »
- James Mudge
Curious to know what frightful films and devilish discs will be available to view in the privacy of your own digital dungeon this week? Fango's got you covered.
Below the jump you'll find the full list of titles arriving in-stores this Tuesday, August 18, 2009 in our weekly version of the famous Fangoria Chopping List - updated with all the last-minute additions and deletions.
Note: Clickable links lead to Amazon.com
Death Note 3: L, Change The World
Inspired by the best-selling manga Death Note, Death Note: L, change the WorLd reveals how L spends the last 23 days of his life. For his final case he takes on a bio-terrorist group, and must also save the lives of two children who have no one else to turn to. Directed by Hideo Nakata (The Ring Two) and starring Kenichi Matsuyama (Death Note).
Dexter: The Complete Third Season (DVD & Bd)
Dexter is an »
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What a week for disgusting, blood-soaked babies. While we brought you the trailer the other day, now beyond the break you'll find two exclusive stills from Fruit Chan's Don't Look Up remake that features, you guessed it, a bloody baby! In Chan's adaptation of Hideo Nakata's Joyurei, a young horror film director's sensitivity to paranormal visions sends him on a spiraling descent into madness that threatens his life and that of his crew. On location in the decrepit, abandoned former Transylvania Film Studios, the characters of the medieval Romanian folk tale he is attempting to adapt to film appear to come to life -- opening a portal in which horrifying deeds from the past begin to recur. Or is it all in the young directors mind? »
The story follows the slow descent into madness of a film director when malicious spirits from another era invade the film stock of his latest effort and open a window to evil!
Don't Look Up starring Henry Thomas, Kevin Corrigan, Lothaire Bluteau, Carmen Chaplin, Reshad Strik, and Eli Roth will be playing at The Sitges Film Festival. Check out the trailer below courtesy of eagle eyed reader "slice".
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