David Linde’s Lava Bear and David S. Goyer (pictured above) — the screenwriter on the “Dark Knight” trilogy — has tapped Jason Zada to direct “The Forest,” a supernatural horror film set in Japan.
The project marks the feature directorial debut for Zada, best known for the short film “Take This Lollipop.”
“The Forest” will begin production in the summer in Japan. The film takes place in the Aokigahara forest.
Lava Bear has a first-look deal at Universal. Goyer recently signed a first-look deal at Warner Bros.
Zada is represented by UTA.
News of Zada’s attachment was first reported by Deadline Hollywood.