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Ringu director Hideo Nakata is attached to helm The Suicide Forest, an adaptation of the IDW Publishing thriller by El Torres and Gabriel Hernandez, Deadline reports.
Debuting in 2010, the miniseries revolves around Aokigahara, the forest outside of Tokyo considered the most famous suicide spot in the world. According to legend, the spirits of those countless suicides still haunt the ancient woods. After the girlfriend of an American expatriate kills herself there, he’s tormented by her vengeful spirit and must turn to an Aokigahara forest ranger for help.
Producers Roy Lee (The Ring Two, The Departed) and Takashige Ichise (Ringu, The Ring Two) are searching for a screenwriter. IDW’s Ted Adams and John Middleton will executive produce.
Nakata, who also wrote and directed Dark Water, is currently shooting the religion-themed Words with Gods, a collaboration with a group of international filmmakers.