Bullies Get Punch in the Face from ‘Final Destination’ Director James Wong

James Wong, director of the first and third films in the Final Destination series, has been tapped to direct The Neighbor Number 13, a remake of Yasuo Inoue’s Rinjin 13-go, Anant Singh of Distant Horizon said Friday. The film will center around a young man who, traumatized as a boy by the harassment from other children, seeks vengeance against his tormentors. Said Wong, “I think we have found a very unique way to frame the story and bring a heroic twist to it that is fresh and surprising and will take audiences on a very thrilling journey.” The film, which is based on a manga series by Santa Inoue, is scheduled to begin production in late 2010, with a release set for the fall of 2011.