ScreenDaily reported out of the American Film Market that Twins Japan and Kadokawa Shoten will team on a live action version of Ghost Hunt, based on the popular novel and manga series.
“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.
Bloody Disgusting learned exclusively that Japanese actor Miura Haruma, pictured below, is in talks to join Maya Fukuzawa in the adaptation, due to be completed in spring 2014. Haruma would play “Kazuya Shibuya”, the owner of SPR (Shibuya Psychic Research). Fukuzawa will play “Mai Taniyama”, the film’s lead.
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 set for a summer 2014 release in Japan.