NBC Universal On Board For J-Horror Revival ‘Sadako Versus Kayako’

NBC Universal On Board For J-Horror
Courtesy of Ace Pictures/Asmik Ace/Kadokawa

TOKYO — Media powerhouse Kadokawa and NBCUniversal Japan are partnering to make “Sadako versus Kayako,” a film featuring the vengeful female ghosts of two hit J-Horror series – “The Ring” (Sadako) and “The Grudge” (Kayako).

Starring Mizuki Yamamoto and directed by horror specialist Koji Shiraishi, whose credits include the controversial 2009 shocker “Grotesque,” the film is already in production.

It is set for a June 2016 release, with Kadokawa distributing and screenings in 4D are planned.

Both series have inspired Hollywood remakes and fueled the worldwide J-Horror boom, though in recent years hits have become more elusive.

This project began life as an April Fool’s gag, but became a reality when strong fan interest prompted a rethink from producers.

Filed Under:

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More Film News from Variety