Based on the popular novel and manga series, Twins Japan and Kadokawa Shoten are gearing up for the live action version of Ghost Hunt,
“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.
As previously reported, Japanese actor Miura Haruma has officially signed on with Maya Fukuzawa to star 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.
The production added the French 24-year-old model Theo Gauchet and Death Tube‘s Sanae Tsukamoto, pictured below, to the cast, sources tell Bloody Disgusting exclusively.
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.