‘The Grudge’ Director Sings You to Suicide

Takashi Shimizu has heard the sound of his next horror film. The director behind Ju-On and the English remake The Grudge, will direct a thriller about a haunted song that Phoenix Pictures will produce. Chris Philpott penned the script, based on an idea by producer Taka Ichise and Shimizu, about a haunted song that drives its listeners to suicide. The project does not yet have a title. Shimizu is wrapping up Japan’s first live-action 3-D feature, The Shock Labyrinth, which will be released in October by Asmik Ace. Ichise, who produced Sony’s The Grudge and its sequel, as well as New Line’s Shutter, is producing Paramount’s first Japanese-language production, a remake of the studio’s Ghost.