'The Ring' director Hideo Nakata for 'The Suicide Forest'
Published Jun 15 2012, 12:46 BST | By Hugh Armitage
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will helm The Suicide Forest
The director of the original version of Japanese horror The Ring
is attached to the adaptation of IDW Publishing's comic book miniseries, reports Deadline
Producers Roy Lee and Taka Ichise - who have worked with Nakata and on films deriving from his projects - have bought the film rights to the series.
El Torres and Gabriel Hernandez's four-issue story centres around an American ex-pat who disturbs the spirits of Aokigahara forest.
He must seek the aid of a forest ranger after he attracts the ire of a ghost from one of the most famed suicide spots in the world.The Suicide Forest
is still in the early stages of development, with the producers yet to secure a writer for the project.