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Intermedia takes ‘Call’

Kroopf will co-produce redo of Japanese horror pic

Intermedia has paired with Kadokawa USA to produce and finance an English-language remake of the Japanese horror hit “One Missed Call.”

In the pic, a college student fails to answer a cell phone call because she doesn’t recognize the caller’s ringtone. Later, when she plays the message, the time stamp is three days in the future and she hears her own voice as she’s being killed.

Kadokawa Pictures USA is the Los Angeles-based arm of Kadokawa Shoten Publishing. Previous Kadokawa remakes include “The Ring” franchise, “The Grudge” franchise, “Shall We Dance” and “Dark Water.”

Scott Kroopf, president of Intermedia’s Motion Picture Group, will produce with Kadokawa’s Lauren C. Weissman, Jennie Lew Tugend and Shinya Egawa, prexy of Japan’s Kadokawa Films.

Devon Schiff, Lindsey Dold and Alison Haskovec will oversee the project for Intermedia.The original “One Missed Call” was directed by Japanese helmer Takashi Miike. Pic’s sequel, “One Missed Call II,” opened two weeks ago and has grossed north of $6 million.

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