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Hideo Nakata will direct his first original English language thriller ‘Chatroom’

6 November 2008 3:42 AM, PST | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

Alright, this is an interesting combination of talent. Hideo Nakata has directed some very good J-Horror films. He has a good eye. And you don’t win the Cannes Camera d’Or by submitting your diary. So including the writing talents of scribe Enda Walsh adds more credibility to the project.

Hideo Nakata, the Japanese helmer of “The Ring Two,” “Ringu” and “Dark Water,” will direct “Chatroom,” a psychological thriller about teenagers who encourage each other’s destructive behavior. Pic, being sold by new sales company WestEnd Films, will be Nakata’s first original helming effort in English. “Chatroom” was written by Enda Walsh as an adaptation of his own stage play. The Irish playwright won the Cannes Camera d’Or for first film in 2001 with his “Disco Pigs” and recently penned Steve McQueen’s “Hunger”. “Nakata has come up with something very visual, very conceptual, and situated somewhere between ‘Disturbia’ and ‘Cube, »

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Hideo Nakata Signs for 'Chatroom'

5 November 2008 4:04 PM, PST | Cinematical | See recent Cinematical news »

Well, I guess there were only so many ghost stories out there that revolved around 'creepy little kids', so it was about time that Hideo Nakata started to look elsewhere for thrills. Variety reports that Nakata will be embarking on his second English-language feature (after The Ring 2) with the psychological thriller Chatroom. So before you ask, no, this will not be a technophobe thriller along the lines of Pulse or One Missed Call. So breathe a big sigh of relief, because if there is one thing that I think this world could do without, it is a horror movie about a killer chatroom.

Chatroom centers on six teenagers who become involved in an online chatroom that encourages its members to engage in destructive and suicidal behaviors out in the 'real world'. The film is based on the 2005 play of the same name by Enda Walsh and Walsh will be »

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Hideo Nakata for "Chatroom"

5 November 2008 3:32 AM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

"The Ring Two," "Ringu" and "Dark Water," helmer Hideo Nakata is now set to direct "Chatroom." Apparently, this is a psychological thriller about teenagers who encourage each other's destructive behavior and it's being sold by WestEnd Films. This marks the Japanese director's first original helming effort in English. Enda Walsh wrote the screenplay which is an adaptation of his own stage play. The Irish playwright recently penned Steve McQueen's "Hunger." »

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Hideo Nakata for "Chatroom"

5 November 2008 3:32 AM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

"The Ring Two," "Ringu" and "Dark Water," helmer Hideo Nakata is now set to direct "Chatroom." Apparently, this is a psychological thriller about teenagers who encourage each other's destructive behavior and it's being sold by WestEnd Films. This marks the Japanese director's first original helming effort in English. Enda Walsh wrote the screenplay which is an adaptation of his own stage play. The Irish playwright recently penned Steve McQueen's "Hunger." »

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Hideo Nakata for "Chatroom"

5 November 2008 3:32 AM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

"The Ring Two," "Ringu" and "Dark Water,"  helmer Hideo Nakata is now set to direct "Chatroom." Apparently, this is a psychological thriller about teenagers who encourage each other's destructive behavior and it's being sold by WestEnd Films. This marks the Japanese director's first original helming effort in English. Enda Walsh wrote the screenplay which is an adaptation of his own stage play. The Irish playwright recently penned Steve McQueen's "Hunger." Good to know that he's into something different as opposed to the same style of The Ring Two and Dark Water. The U.S. adaptations have butchered the original Japanese horror films.   »

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Hideo Nakata for "Chatroom"

5 November 2008 3:32 AM, PST | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

"The Ring Two," "Ringu" and "Dark Water," helmer Hideo Nakata is now set to direct "Chatroom." Apparently, this is a psychological thriller about teenagers who encourage each other's destructive behavior and it's being sold by WestEnd Films. This marks the Japanese director's first original helming effort in English. Enda Walsh wrote the screenplay which is an adaptation of his own stage play. The Irish playwright recently penned Steve McQueen's "Hunger." »

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The Ring Chat Room

5 November 2008 1:30 AM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Hideo Nakata, director of Ringu and the wildly disappointing The Ring 2, has signed on to his second English language film. Nakata will direct Chatroom, a thriller about teens and their destructive behavior on the web. Interestingly, Chatroom is based on a play by Irishman Enda Walsh, which was far more of a character study on teens and their interpersonal relationships (or lack thereof) than a thriller. Now it's being sold as a cross between Disturbia and Cube. Chatroom will be Nakata's »

- Mike Sampson

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Cinematical Seven: Best Asian Horror Films That Haven't Been Remade

20 October 2008 7:32 PM, PDT | Cinematical | See recent Cinematical news »

(All this month we'll be bringing back some of our favorite Halloween-themed posts, as well as digging up some brand new stuff from beyond the grave. Enjoy!)

By: Peter Martin

"The answer is not in the avoidance of remakes. The plain fact is that remakes of very good original films sometimes fail because they have not been remade by people as talented as those who made the first versions." -- David O. Selznick, 1956.

The famed producer of Gone With the Wind and Rebecca was on a downward slide when he wrote the above in a memo to the president of 20th Century Fox. Selznick spent much of the 1950s repackaging and selling his earlier productions to studios, pocketing tidy fees for his efforts. The modern-day equivalent is Roy Lee. As explained in a profile in The New Yorker: "What Lee does for a living sounds simple enough, but no »

- Cinematical staff

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List: Remaking Your Own Foreign Language Film

10 September 2008 8:54 AM, PDT | ifc.com | See recent IFC news »

By Alison Willmore

If "Bangkok Dangerous," with Nicolas Cage as a hitman in Bangkok moping over both his career choices and a girl, felt familiar -- well, that's probably because it's derivative of many a sad assassin movie that's come before. But it's also a remake, and not just your run-of-the-mill Hollywood retread of a foreign film. "Bangkok Dangerous" finds Hong Kong-born sibling directing team Danny Pang and Oxide Pang Chun remaking their own debut, a 1999 Thai-language film of the same name, and joining that growing club of directors who've headed to the U.S. to try an English take on their own movie. While the set-up makes sense -- subtitle-avoidant audiences here prefer a language and actors they're familiar with, and who knows the ins and outs of a project better than whoever helmed it the first time out? -- these remakes have a higher chance of stinkiness than the already dubious average redo. »

- Alison Willmore

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