Horror director Hideo Nakata has signed up to sit in the director’s chair for new film Chatroom, according to Variety.
The Japanese maestro behind Ringu, The Ring Two and Dark Water will be turning his creative eye to the psychological thriller which focuses on a group of teenagers who encourage each other’s destructive behaviours, maybe through a chatroom, given the title of the film?
The script has been penned by Enda Walsh who has adapted it from his own stage play. Variety reports that this will be Nakata’s first original English language movie, and will be distributed by WestEnd Films.
WestEnd Films founder, Eve Schoukroun said that "Nakata has come up with something very visual, very conceptual, and situated somewhere between Disturbia and Cube.”
Filming will begin in the spring and take place in the UK.
Sources: Empire and Variety