[AFM '13] Japan Preps Live-Action ‘Ghost Hunt’

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Twins Japan and Kadokawa Shoten have announced the live action version of Ghost Hunt, based on the popular novel and manga series is set to go into production next month, reports ScreenDaily.

Following the ghost-hunting exploits of a group of psychics and spiritualists throughout Japan,” the story has previously been remade into a radio and anime series as well.

Director Yoshitaka Yamaguchi was formerly assistant director to Miike Takashi on films such as Yatterman and God’s Puzzle.

The Ghost Hunt film screenplay is written by Atsuyuki Shimoda (Sadako 3D, Doppelganger) and Shotaro Oikawa, based on the original novel by Kuyumi Oni and the manga by Shiho Inada.

The film is due to be completed in spring 2014 and is due for a summer release in Japan.