THE SUICIDE FOREST Film Adaptation In The Works; Hideo Nakata To Direct

THE SUICIDE FOREST Film Adaptation In The Works; Hideo Nakata To Direct

Japanese filmmaker Hideo Nakata has been attached to direct a live action film adaptation of the IDW graphic novel/comic book miniseries The Suicide Forest, which was written and illustrated by El Torres.

Deadline reports that producers Roy Lee and Taka Ichiseto are teaming to produce a film adaptation of IDW Publishing's The Suicide Forest, a four issue miniseries from the comic book company which was both written and illustrated by El Torres. Hideo Nakata - who previously directed the 1998 Japanese horror film Ringu and a sequel to its American remake, The Ring Two - has been hired to direct. IDW’s Ted Adams and John Middleton will serve as executive producers. The four issues in the series ran between late 2010 and early 2011. Below is a plot summary of the series:

Just outside of Tokyo lies Aokigahara, a vast forest and one of the most beautiful wilderness areas in Japan... which is also the most famous suicide spot in the entire world. Legend has it that the spirits of those many suicides are still roaming—haunting deep in those ancient woods. This series from the creators of the acclaimed The Veil examines the lives of Alan, an average worker from Tokyo and his rather unhealthy relationship with Masami, and Ryoko, a forest ranger who recovers the suicide victim's bodies from the woods. We discover that behind Ryoko's unconcerned surface lies a secret, and these three lives will be forever changed by the darkness waiting for them in the Suicide Forest.

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