Hong Kong-based helmer Fruit Chan is to direct an English-language remake of Japanese horror pic “Joyuu-rei” (Don’t Look Up).
Pic is to be produced by South Africa’s Distant Horizon group in association with Japan’s Action 5.
Story concerns a film production in Transylvania that is tainted by an old piece of celluloid containing images of a woman’s murder. Distant Horizon topper Anant Singh said “Don’t Look Up” will shoot at the end of the year, with locations likely including studios in Romania and South Africa.
Pic will be presented at the upcoming PPP project mart in Pusan, where further financiers may be brought aboard.