Unfortunately, it’s entirely in Japanese. This Fatal Frame will release exclusively in Japan (For those keeping count, between this and Fatal Frame IV, that’s Japan – 2, Rest of the World – 0) and star Seventeen magazine models Nakajo Ayami and Morikawa Aoi.
The film is based on the novel adaptation of the original game — or an adaptation of an adaptation, also known as ‘Fatal Frame-ception’ BAAAWWW (that was my phonetic interpretation of the Inception trailer sound) — and will be set in a dormitory where students start going missing. I do believe there’s something supernatural afoot…
Before you get too bummed out about its Japan exclusivity, you should know that this is one of two upcoming Fatal Frame films. The second will release some time after the new game that was announced a few months back.
The second live-action film is being handled by the fine folks in Hollywood, so we’ll eventually be getting our much-needed dose of spirit chicanery, we only need to be patient.
Between these two films, the upcoming game, and the new Zero manga, it seems as if the long-dormant Fatal Frame franchise will see a substantial resurgence in the very near future. Who’s excited?