‘Pulse’ Remake Gains Director and Two Stars!

Man this has been a long time coming, but Pulse, the remake of the classic Japanese horror film Kairo, is finally prepping to shoot! Claiming to be the next ‘Ring,’ the film follows a group of kids after one of their friends commits suicide. Strange things begin happening to a group of young Tokyo residents following the event. One of them sees visions of his dead friend in the shadows on the wall, while another’s computer keeps showing strange, ghostly images. Is their friend trying to contact them from beyond the grave, or is there something much more sinister going on? Read on for news on the director and who will be starring in the film, which Wes Craven’s name was originally attached to…
According to the Hollywood Reporter:

“Veronica Mars” star Kristen Bell and newcomer Steve Talley will star in “Pulse.” The project is one of the films on the initial release slate of the new company that Harvey and Bob Weinstein plan to set up once their contract with the Walt Disney Co. and Miramax expires in September. Commercial helmer Jim Sonzero is making his feature directorial debut on the horror film, which is being produced by Mike Leahy and Joel Soisson of Neo Art & Logic. Speaking with reporters Tuesday, Harvey Weinstein cited the film as part of the slate that his new company, currently named the Weinstein Co., will launch itself with. Comparing it to “The Ring,” he said, “We hope it will be a new franchise.”

 
Source: Hollywood Reporter